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How to Make Your House a Home

Written by Posted On Thursday, 12 September 2019 19:46

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting part of life that does not happen to everyone. You may not even be a homeowner, you may just be living out on your own which is also an exciting time of life. Moving can be scary and exciting, if your place is cold and a little uncomfortable, there are some things that you can do to make it feel a little bit more like home. 

 

Here are 5 things you can do to make your home feel like your home:

Look at Your House’s Temperature

Your house may be finished but it may still feel cold and dreary. This may not be your imagination and your house may actually be too cold or warm. Look at your insulation and how your heating and cooling system is working. If you need to have pile on a bunch of blankets to go to bed, it’s time to call someone. They can take care of your home and make it much more safe and comfortable to live in. 

Colors

You want your place to be inviting and welcoming, not dark dreary. Painting all of your rooms dark colors can instantly make your house look smaller than it is and gloomier than it actually is. If you do not know much about color schemes it make be time to look into finding out more before you send money on paint. 

 

You can paint all of your rooms white, which is fine, but there is so much more that you can do with your walls. There are different colors that compliment each other, while other colors really make another color pop and stand out in a good way. 

Furniture

You want your furniture to compliment the space that it takes up. So if you have a large room, you probably do not want to get tiny furniture that is meant for a smaller space. The same is true for a small space. You do not want to have a big couch or large chair in a small space that makes it hard to move around. 

 

Choose furniture that matches the color of the walls and matches the overall feel of your house. Colors are also important with your furniture. Choose furniture that is colored to match your space. You can use furniture to accent your room. An example of this would be a bright red couch in a grey or white room.

Materials

This is a small detail that could be the reason why your house does not feel quite like a home. If your home feels cold and not inviting, look at what fabrics you have in your house. You may want to switch to fleece fabric blankets on your couches and beds. Choose bedding and sheets that are higher quality can also help improve the overall look and tone of your house. 

Smells and Scents

There is nothing worse than walking into a space that does not smell good. Even if the space is perfectly clean and looks great, a bad smell can ruin the whole ambiance of the room. There are a lot of different ways you can make your house smell great. This is really a matter of you experimenting to find out what works best for you.

 

You can look at different candles to use. If you are worried about your house burning down you can look into fragrance systems that do not use electricity or flames. There are reed stick diffusers that are all natural. There are also essential oil diffusers if you are looking for a more natural approach. 

 

Making your house a home is a process that can take time so be patient with yourself. Try not to compare yourself with other homeowners that you know. Take your time and do what is best for you and your home. What are some things that you enjoy doing to make your house a home? Comment below to start the conversation.

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