Home is where the heart is – or so they say. But what if your heart is just not into it? Sure, you’re excited about your new house, but no matter how hard you try it just doesn’t have that cozy, homey feel to it. Don’t be a stranger in your own home. Here are 9 simple ways to make your new house feel more like home.
Redecorate with Loved Ones
Okay, so the boxes have arrived. Now what? It’s time to unpack, of course. Don’t look at unpacking and redecorating as a dreaded task but rather as a moment to bond with your family in your new home. Think of it as putting up a Christmas tree. It’s a family effort that brings everyone closer together.
Go Grocery Shopping
When you move to a new house, you’re usually welcomed by an empty fridge. No one should have to endure this sad sight. Go grocery shopping and restock your fridge and cupboard space with all the essentials. Having the right ingredients for your favorite meal on hand is a great way for a house to feel less like a hotel and more like a home.
Follow Your Everyday Routine
Just because you’ve moved to a different house doesn’t mean you should change your daily routine. Continue doing things as usual. For instance, if you enjoy morning runs around the block then there’s no need to put this routine on hold just because you’ve relocated.
Get Nice and Comfy
At the end of the day, nothing will make a house feel more like home than the smell of clean sheets, the sight of soft pillows and the touch of a gentle mattress. It’s important to feel comfortable in your new house and the bedroom is a pretty good place to start getting comfy.
Buy Scented Candles
Buy scented candles and place them throughout the house. The sweet smell of berries or citrus will make your house a pleasure to be in.
What better way to feel at home than listening to some of your favorite tunes. Playing music in your new house can instantly make it feel more welcoming.
Take a Stroll around the Neighborhood
Get to know your new neighborhood by doing a bit of sightseeing. Visit nearby cafes and restaurants or attend a community event. This is a great way to meet your neighbors, see where locals hang out and adjust to your new home.
Hang Up Some Family Photos
A home wouldn’t be a home if you didn’t have any family photos on display around the house. Put photos on the walls, on your nightstand or even on your fridge. Just one look at these photos and you’ll feel right at home.
Repaint the Walls
Add personal touch to your new house by repainting the walls. Use vibrant colors to create a positive vibe or a plain white to create a serene atmosphere. It’s up to you. If you’re renting and the landlord doesn’t allow you to repaint the walls, buy some wallpaper that matches your style and get busy.
Ready to make your new Fort Worth house feel like home? Invoke Moving can help you with your move. Contact us for a free quote today.