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5 Tips to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

11 Oct 2022

When you are moving to a new house or heading to your new assignment, there are so many things on your plate that you simply forget about what will happen after moving day. Settling down in your new home, will be very hectic in the first few months. When the movers have left, it is time for you to make your new house feels like home. Here are some tips to make your new house feel like home.New house living room

1. Get Organized

You may choose to unpack by yourself or hire movers to help you out in unpacking all your packages. However, no matter what decision you make, planning on organizing your item should be at the top of your house’s to-do list.  Unpacking is like opening a mystery box, and you may not know what is inside the box. Organize your item while your new house is empty; make it easier to unpack all the stuff. To make the process smoother, you can break down boxes to minimize visual clutter; draw a plan for organizing and decoration; keep a list of things you would like to add to your place or throw away. Get organized before these become messy.

2. Decorate with plants

Plants and flowers are well-recognized for boosting one’s positive energy and reducing stress. “Research has shown that the absence of plants in our lives is linked to increased stress, anxiety, and even depression,” says Mélanie Berliet, general manager of the lifestyle, home, and food site, The Spruce. Plants and flowers remind us of the outdoors, nature, and the slow pace of life, which make you feel calm. They also help filter the air in your home, which keeps your immune system strong and healthy. Bringing the outdoors in with greenery like plants and flowers into your new house can boost your mood, keep the air fresh and reduce your stress level.

Decorating the living room with plants

 

3. Display Family Photos in your new house

Displaying your family photo in your new house can make your new home livelier. You can put up photos to customize your new place and make it feel like home. If you are unsure where you ultimately want your family photo wall to go, shopping for removable picture-hanging hooks and using them instead of hammers and nails can be the best way to set it up. No one can tell the difference, and you will not have to fill holes if you decide to move things around later

4. Add cozy scents to your room

Making your new home smell inviting and cozy can be a way to make your new place feel like home. Candles and diffusers can help elevate your area, and different scents can evoke other emotions, moods, and feelings. For instance, the smell of lavender can calm your mind and make you feel relaxed before bed. Seasonal scents, like tropical scents, can also make your home feel more welcoming.

Modern oil aroma diffuser in the living room on the table .

5. Upgrade your rooms with new textiles

Textiles go a long way toward helping set the mood of your rooms. Walking into a room decorated with bamboo and cotton makes you feel comfortable. Therefore, when buying your textiles, you should consider the mood you want to portray in each room and select your fabrics respectively. Experts suggested that sticking to one color palette, mixing patterns, and layering different textures will give you a contemporary style for your house.

 

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