How to Make Your House Feel Like a Home

Making your house feel like a home is all down to what makes you feel calm and cozy. If you’ve recently moved into your new abode, it can take a while to make the place feel like your own; especially if you’re looking to make major renovations that could take years to come to fruition.

Sometimes the strange ‘new’ feeling can take weeks or months to adjust to, however, there are many ways in which you can make your house feel like a home as soon as you pick up the keys.


Here are just a few tips to keep in mind:Hang art

When your walls are bare, it can make the house feel cold and unloved. Hanging artwork and paintings on the wall instantly brings a touch of your personality to the space.

Research has shown that simply hanging your favorite artwork and photographs around you can reduce stress levels and make you feel cheerier, which is essential when you make the scary transition to a brand-new home. The more you encircle yourself with things that are personal to you, the more relaxed you’ll be.

Keep it uncluttered

While it’s important to surround yourself with items that are personal to you in order to uplift your mood, too much clutter can have the opposite effect on your mindset.

When the time comes to pack up your belongings from your old house, throw away bits and pieces that you no longer use or you won’t miss in order to prevent overwhelming your space. It’s about finding the balance between creating an inviting ambiance, without adding unnecessary bits of clutter, especially if storage space is limited.

Upgrade the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home and usually acts as the main hub for your family gatherings. Here, you’re likely to come together at the end of the day to socialize and eat together. You may have been off-put by the original kitchen fittings from the moment you moved in, so it may be an appropriate time to undergo a kitchen refurbishment. The project will involve having a professional visit your home, who will then help you plan and re-design a contemporary kitchen based on your requests.

Use inviting aromas

Your home will instantly feel welcoming by incorporating inviting smells in every room – choose scents that makes you feel happy and relaxed. There are many ways to fill your home with fresh fragrances; from air fresheners to candles and even plants such as Jasmine, Lilies, Orchids and Lavender.

Create an inviting entrance

The hallway of your home has the ability to transform the whole ambience of the house. It’s the very first thing both yourself and your guests see upon entering and ultimately, sets the mood for the rest of the home. Add a few cozy elements that makes the space feel your own, such as the likes of a rug, a potted plant and maybe a few family photos dotted on the side table.


Native to western WA, USA. Early Childhood Professional. Childcare Director. Preschool Teacher. Licensed Cosmetologist. Foodie. Enjoy warm sunny days with a breeze, walks on sand beaches, relaxing at home, light gardening, cats, and being parent to two successful young women.

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