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5 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

Home DecorHave you bought your new home and are planning to move in soon? If so, we know it can be both exciting and overwhelming. A new home represents a transformation in life, and moving into a new space means you have the opportunity to re-model it in a way that fits your style and unique needs. 

Besides adjusting to unfamiliarity, some new homeowners tend to struggle with making their new home feel like home because it may feel unfamiliar. You’ll want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere and look for ways to give your new home that feeling of familiarity.

Here are five great tips that will help you spruce up your new home.

1. Add A Personal Touch with Family Photos

Family photographs are a perfect way to show off your treasured family moments and memories. Incorporating family photos into your new house décor can help you add a personal touch to it, as well as form a meaningful connection with your new space.

2. Set Out Your Favorite Mementos

People usually have deep emotional connections with their homes, so they tend to resist change, even a good kind of change. Adding a few familiar furnishings and objects to your new home allows you to transfer some of the unique traits and memories from your old home to your new home.

An effective way to incorporate meaningful objects into your decor is to display your favorite souvenirs. Add those shells you collected on your beach vacation to your living room décor, or hang up that quilt your grandmother made for you. Such items can bring a unique decorative element to your new home.

3. Look for a Signature Scent

When you move into a new home, one of the first things you should add is a signature scent. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just something you love. Crafting a unique scent for your new home can impact your mood immensely and improve your emotional and psychological well-being.

Whether it's a scent inspired by nature, the memory of a day you spent at a lake, a spice that reminds you of a favorite dish, or even the scent of a home you once lived in, a signature scent can bring back memories of people and places that are important to you. That way, when you walk in the door, you'll immediately feel at home, even in your new surroundings.

4. Declutter - Get Rid of the Useless Things

You never know how much stuff you have until it's time to move. One great way to reduce the anxiety that comes with moving is to declutter your home. Chances are your old home is a harbor for broken, excess, expired, and unneeded items. So, you will cherish your new home even more if you get rid of things you no longer need. With less clutter, your new home will feel cleaner, more organized, and manageable.

5. Don't Underestimate the Power of New Lighting Fixtures

Your lighting scheme can make or break the ambiance of your new home. Proper lighting is a crucial interior design element because it can transform the aesthetic of a house, set the mood, and boost the luminosity of the space, as such making various architectural details stand out.

Whether you're trying to brighten up a dark bedroom, refresh your kitchen, add character to your bathroom or create a more welcoming entryway, the lighting in your home should optimize the space and add a personal touch.

Having a well-lit house makes everything seem easier and it can have a profound impact on your mood.

Final Thoughts

Making a new house feel like home is all about small touches. Excessive overhauls are usually not needed. We understand the feeling of newness can deny you a true sense of comfort, but with small adjustments, you can bring feelings of warmth and familiarity to your new house, so don't be afraid of the change. 

For décor ideas or real estate opportunities around Boston, contact Barrett Sotheby's International Realty. We are here to help!

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