Easy Ways to Make your New House a Home
Making your new house into a home can be difficult and time-consuming. You’re probably thinking you’re going to have to have all your artwork and furniture in place straight away so as to feel more homely, but this isn’t necessarily the case! Making your house into a home will make the settling-in process easier on you and your family, and is especially important if you have children or pets who might become disturbed or anxious in their new surroundings. There are many ways you can make your house feel more like a home without rushing to unbox everything you own. Here are a couple of ways in which you can help you and your family settle into your new house.- Once your essentials are unpacked it’s time to make your house feel more you. Start in the living room and hang up your curtains. Putting up curtains can put an end to any echoes your might find in your bare new house. They can also bring colour, privacy and a definitive feeling of homeliness to help make your new place feel more like you, so get them up!- Next you can unfurl any rugs you might have. Rugs will bring a sense of familiarity to any room, instantly making you and your family more welcome and at ease. - Though it shouldn’t be your number one priority, the lighting in your house is important. Cover any harsh bare bulbs with lampshades or light fittings to give your home some character. Consider mood and soft lighting with desk, table and floor lamps.- Setting up your television will instantly make your living room more homely if you’re used to watching the soaps. If you’re moving with your family, setting up the television will encourage your family to socialise together in your new environment.- When it comes to the kitchen get all your appliances out and ready. Microwaves, toasters and kettles are all essential items that will make sure feel more at ease. Being able to provide your new neighbours with a cup of tea or coffee is always a good thing!- As in the living room, bedrooms are going to need curtains to block out that early-morning sun. Putting freshly cleaned sheets and duvet covers onto your bed will instantly make your new room feel like home, as will lamp shades, throws, cushions and rugs.- Your bathroom is going to need sorting as soon as possible. Toothbrushes, toilet paper, towels and shampoo should all be in your essentials box to be unpacked first. Putting up a shower curtain or placing some ornaments around will give your bathroom a lived-in feel to make your house more homely. Don’t forget to put down your bath and pedestal mats, which will add a splash of colour and comfort.- It shouldn’t take long to put up some canvases, posters, paintings or mirrors around your house. Houses that echo can make you feel a bit out of place, but hanging up any artwork you might have should put an end to that. If you’re planning on throwing a housewarming party then having conversation pieces on your walls can be a great ice-breaker when socialising with the neighbours.