how to make your new home feel like home

How To Make Your New Home Feel Like Home

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How To Make Your New Home Feel Like Home

For many, home is where the heart is. Home will have a different meaning to different people; yet, one common conclusion is that it creates a certain feeling within, and is a place where you can truly express yourself.

Whatever type of abode you will be moving into, making it feel like home can be key to your wellbeing, productivity and self expression. Even if you will be in a short-term rental, an apartment for a year, or have bought your dream home, spend some time creating a feel-good space.

Once you have arrived and are Unpacking Your Home After the Move, you can finally begin making your home feel like home!

Create Ambiance With Color And Light

Set the mood of your new home. Some ways to do this are with the use of paint colors and lighting.

When choosing the colors for your new home, bear in mind the effect that some colors might have on you, and others living in the house. This is known as color psychology.

Lighting can make or break a room. When choosing your lighting, consider the function of the space. Think about adding dimmers when possible, as they provide great flexibility. In the living room, light fixtures can be part of the décor. Using a combination of floor lamps, table lamps and ceiling lighting can really enhance a space.

Furnishings And Finishes

When choosing the furniture to bring into your new home, in addition to function, make sure it suits the space and reflects your style and taste. You can also add elements of décor with the use of fabrics and color by adding rugs, pillows, throw blankets and other additional accent items.

Hang Art

Hanging pieces of art on the walls and placing artistic objects and ornaments around your home, will add your personal style to the home. You will also be surrounded by some of the things you love and admire. Looking at art can also have a calming effect.


Not only are plants aesthetically pleasing, they also provide health and psychological benefits as well as improving the air quality. Depending on your where you live, you’ll be able to find the perfect plants for your home and your lifestyle. If you’re Moving Plants long distance, make sure to know about any state regulations.

Arrange Your Favorite Items

If you have beloved items, place them around your home in a way that allows you to enjoy them, either visually or as functioning objects. Enjoy your favorite things!

Outdoor Living

If your new home has a garden or outside area, spend some time arranging the space to reflect your needs and style. If you enjoy gardening, begin small and plant a few things. Lighting can also bring the outside to life.

If you like to socialize, spend time with friends and family in your home. Their presence could help make your new home feel like home. Over time, your home, like you may change. In the end, your home is a reflection of the people living in the space.

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