Clever Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like “Home”

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Moving into a new house is an exhilarating experience, isn't it? The thrill of exploring a new neighborhood, the chance to start fresh, and the excitement of making this space truly yours. But how do you transform this blank canvas into a warm, welcoming home that reflects your unique personality?

Add Personal Touches

First things first, make your mark! Displaying personal items such as family photos, memorabilia, or artwork can instantly make your new house feel like home. These items tell your story and bring a sense of familiarity and comfort. Don't you love walking into a room and seeing a picture from that unforgettable family vacation or a piece of art that sparks your imagination?

Choose Comfort

Comfort is key when it comes to creating a cozy, inviting home. Add some furnishings to “soften” and anchor the space, like rugs, throw pillows, and cozy blankets. These elements add texture and depth to your decor, providing the perfect setting for a relaxed movie night or a cozy reading session.

Bring in Nature

Houseplants are a simple way to breathe life into your new home. They add texture and a splash of color and can even boost your mood (it’s scientifically proven)! Whether you have a green thumb or not, there's a plant out there for everyone. Plus, caring for a plant can be a therapeutic routine that makes your house feel more like home.

Check out Why Your New Home Needs Houseplants (And Which Ones).

Light it Up

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood. Warm, soft lighting can make your space feel cozy and inviting. While you generally want kitchens and bathrooms to have brighter, whiter lighting, consider using dimmer switches, table lamps, Himalayan salt lamps, or fairy lights to give areas like your bedroom and living room a gentler glow.

Don’t Neglect the Entryway

Your entryway, foyer, mudroom, or what have you, is the first space you encounter when you walk through the front door after a long day. An orderly entryway can set the tone for the rest of your living space. Add a convenient coat rack, console table, or floating shelf for items like keys, dog leashes, and more, and designate a shoe storage area, like a boot tray, basket, or wooden rack. Lastly, don’t forget a mirror to create more light, the illusion of a bigger space, and a place to check your hair before you head out the door.

Partner with Professionals

Lastly, remember that moving and settling into a new home can be daunting without some help. That's where we come in. At True Friends Moving Company, we're not just about moving your belongings; we're committed to helping you transition smoothly into your new home. Our team can handle packing, moving, and assembly services, leaving you ample time and energy to focus on transforming your new house into a home.

Turning a new house into a home is a journey filled with joy, creativity, and maybe a few challenges along the way. But remember, the goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable, happy, and truly at home. Happy decorating!

Ready to plan your move? Reach out to the pros at True Friends Moving Company. We're here to help every step of the way: (615) 240-2811.