How To Make Your New House More Homely

How To Make Your New House More Homely

For most of us, home is the best place to be. If you’ve recently moved, you may be missing the familiarity of your old pad, but don’t worry. Now is the time to take steps to make your new house more homely. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be settled in your beautiful new home in no time.

Put your own stamp on your designs

Whether you’ve got a brand new home or you’re renovating, it’s essential to make your own mark. Even if you like the current style, it’s always good to put your stamp on your home. Choose colors you love, and add personal touches. If you’re starting from scratch, you can create your dream home. Look around for ideas and inspiration. Personalize your rooms, and take steps to make sure your home reflects your family life.

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Create cozy spaces

Summer is coming, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need cozy spaces to retreat to and relax. Soft furnishings, soothing colors, and carpets can all make your home comfortable and welcoming. When the colder weather arrives, you’ll be grateful for blankets, throws, and cushions. Add mismatched patterned textiles to make a statement in the living room. Pile cushions and throws high in bedrooms and lift a wooden floor in the hallway with high-pile rugs. Look into quotes for carpet installation to transform a small living space into a tranquil snug. Add floor cushions, a lamp and a bookshelf to finish the look.

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Pay attention to detail

If you’ve got major building work to complete, you may not be thinking about the finer details. But once you’ve ticked all the big jobs off, it’s wise to think about finishing touches. These little extras will make your home unique. Place a doormat in the hall and vases of fresh flowers in the kitchen. Scatter some candles around the bathrooms and put diffusers in the bedrooms. Add mirrors to corridors and hang some framed prints or photographs on the wall. You don’t have to spend a lot to make an incredible difference.

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Aim for imperfection

This may sound a little odd, especially if you’re a perfectionist by nature. But the beauty of a home is its familiarity. When you get home, the last thing you want to worry about is straightening cushions or polishing worktops. Sometimes, the imperfections are what make your home different and ensure you feel comfortable and content. You probably don’t experience that comforting lived-in feel anywhere else. So don’t try too hard to make your home look like a show home or a boutique hotel.

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There’s no place like home. If you’ve just moved, it can take a little time to get used to your new surroundings. But there are ways you can add homely touches to a brand new house. Search online and read magazines for inspiration. Take a trip around some DIY stores, craft and antique shops and market stalls. Make your own mark and choose styles, themes, pieces, and colors that you love.


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