Make a new house a home

by - Friday, July 25, 2014

Your house is just a building you live in until you stamp your mark on it. It can be hard to know what to do to truly get your personality into your home. It can also seem very daunting with the amount of money that new kitchens, new bathrooms and accessories cost. I'll be sharing with you a few simple things you can do to make your home feel more .. home(y).

You'll be amazed by how much zest flowers can add to a space. Grab a couple of vases out of your loft, or buy some new ones, and look out for flower deals at your local convenience store or farmer's market. You can often pick up a real bargain and while doing that add some color into your home. Flowers always please the nose as well!
Have you ever gone into a room and thought that it just didn't feel right? Perhaps the people that lived in your place before you dictated a certain floor plan that you have been living with since you've moved in. Move the furniture around and get the space how you want it! The functions you have for each space may not be the same as the people that initially set up the room in your house. It's not hard to change a space once you decide that the function is not working for you.

There are lots of retailers online that offer the opportunity to add some vintage style into your rooms. A chair here, a set of shelves there, can make a real difference to the feel and aesthetic of a space. Vintage can really add a touch of class and a major talking point to a room. 
Picking up vintage furniture, from places such as Etsy or Craig's List can really help you add a personal touch to your home. This is particularly important if you are looking at new build properties - because many of these are simply a blank canvas for you to impart your personality into.

Painting your house is probably the first thing you think of when you want to make it more home(y). When painting, you have a great opportunity to think about how you want the room to feel and breathe. Instead of jumping into the first color you see, visit some paint stores so that you can assess and compare lots of different options.

Many people choose to build their room around a single piece of furniture. A superb coffee table, a beautiful bed, or even a stunning mirror, can make a room! Accessories can then be built around this fabulous centerpiece in order to carry the feel throughout the room.

Nothing makes a home feel more frantic than having clutter everywhere. Give your home a good clean and de-clutter all surfaces. You'll be amazed to find how much space you have and how much roomier and fresh everywhere feels. Have a place for everything and put things in their place.

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There is absolutely nothing that makes your home feel more home(y) than having the nearest and dearest featured around it. Rather than just having basic picture frames, why not invest in some that are a bit special? Also, why not hire a professional photographer or even get a family portrait painted by a talented local artist?

There are so many easy tricks to add that personal touch into your space! Your home should always feel good to you and reflect YOU!

Happy Friday and Happy Decorating!

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