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How to Make Your House a Home

Harcourts North America
October 08, 2021

All your hard work has finally paid off. The long hours of getting your finances in order, searching far and wide for the perfect location and property, and making sure all the little intricacies involved are up to your standards have led you to the moment where you signed on the dotted line. You are now the proud owner of your very own house. But how do you turn your newly purchased living quarters into an actual home where you and your family are comfortable and feel settled into your new environment? Well, there are a couple of decisions that you need to make in order to bring a sense of comfort and relaxation into your newly acquired home. 

Deciding On The Physical Elements

It’s essential to create a space that has the utmost feeling of joy and satisfaction for you and your loved ones. Your personal style matters the most when determining the layout of your home. Whether it is a particular piece of furniture, the color or the walls within a specific room, the general lighting in each part of the house, or adding some indoor greenery, you are in control of making this space pleasing for you and everyone who has the chance to visit. 

Find furniture that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to the eye that conveys a sense of warmth to you and your whole family. Use the areas in your home to your advantage by not overcrowding each room with cluttered pieces of furniture and allowing ample space to move around. Figure out how you’d like to fill the walls in your home with splashes of color, collections of picture frames that display your family or travels, or artwork that inspires you daily. Lighting is also crucial to communicate a sense of coziness throughout your new home, so be sure to have suitable lamps of varying voltage or candles to increase the warmth of your homestead. Also, the addition of plants or flowers adds some appeal to a new home by breathing life and freshness into each room that displays the flourishing greenery.

Tell Your Story

A house is a constructed building that provides the inhabitant shelter, whereas a home is where someone lives and should reveal the story of you and your loved ones. By making the space uniquely yours and creating an environment that expresses who you are through your furniture, photos, artwork, and lifestyle, you’ll have a place that is inviting and comfortable as well as a functional place to call home. Also, by decorating and designing your home with personal items that you enjoy, you will transform your living space into a habitat where anyone visiting will understand the kind of person you are and the things you hold dear. Mix and match colors and textures that create a look that you can be proud of when you walk around your living area. By making the spaces in your home more about you and your personal preferences rather than a layout in a catalog, your story will be on full display for everyone to embrace and enjoy. 

What Makes A Home A Home?

Bring your most personal choices into your home by being mindful of what is important to you and your family. It takes time, and you might have many conflicting decisions when trying to ‘make’ a home your own by exhausting your creativity. Relax. Take a deep breath. Fill your home with items and imagery that you love. Put your past, present, and future on full display in each room while being open to the possibility that your tastes might change over time. Your home will change with you as time passes, and you might go through many transitions while living there. Your mind is constantly shifting and evolving, so it’s only natural that your home will go on this creative journey as well, so let your home adapt with you. As long as you surround yourself with the things that you love and feel comfortable within your environment, you’ll be happy with the assemblage of your ideal home and the memories that come with it. 

Comfort, Comfort, Comfort

Your home is where you will spend most of your time, so it is essential to make sure you feel completely comfortable while hanging out in your abode. Your home should be a functional establishment, but if you don’t feel a sense of comfort in your living quarters, how will you ever be able to relax? You want a home that nurtures your senses and inspires you to be the best version of yourself. If you don’t feel satisfied and cozy in your own space, your happiness and well-being are in danger of fading in due time. It’s true what they say; home is where the heart is, and your home will always be the place where you feel the deepest affection, no matter where you are. So make sure it is a comfortable home for you, and your loved ones.