What makes a new house feel like a home? Your own decor, personal possessions, and a feeling of warmth and familiarity, will make your house feel as though it is truly yours. When you have just moved, you might not have the money to redecorate your new home just as you would like. A survey by Houzz found that budget is the biggest constraint, when we are looking to upgrade the interior and make our new house feel like a home. This survey revealed that 29% of people had to make a decision between affordability and quality. You don’t have to spend a lot to find solutions to this problem. Here are some quick and easy hacks that can help you to put your stamp on your new home, without needing to have a big financial outlay.
Choose a signature scent to make your new house feel like a home
If you go to The Bellagio in Las Vegas, as soon as you step through the doors, you’ll be greeted by the hotel’s signature scent “Blue Ice.” The smell is pumped through the air vents throughout the building. This scent is a special blend from the Mediterranean, including melon, cucumber, Lily of the Valley, rose, and green apple. Whenever you visit The Bellagio, you will always recognize this signature scent. You can do the same thing in your new home if you pick a unique scented candle to burn. It will fill your house with a beautiful aroma. When you step through the front door, you will know this scent as uniquely yours. Your house will smell fresh, clean and beautiful – just as you would like it.
Add a feature wall
When you buy a new house, it is not unusual to find that the previous resident’s choice of wall color isn’t exactly to your taste. You may not have the time or the budget to immediately repaint or put up new wallpaper. Instead consider decorating the living space with a couple of complementary feature walls that reflect your personality better. One good idea to put your individual stamp on the home, is to get a mural printed of a photo that is special to you. This is easily put up like wallpaper. It’s an simple hack that would only take a couple of hours of your time to do.
Put down some rugs to make your new house feel like a home
Adding comfort and warmth in your new home can be as simple as having a lovely soft carpet under your feet. If you haven’t got the budget to lay down new flooring or carpets, then putting down some soft rugs is a great idea. It will bring a feeling of luxury and add a little of your own personality to your home. Fake, plush fur in neutral creams and grays are perfect for bedrooms. Just imagine the feel of the fur under your feet when you get out of bed in the morning. In the living areas, go for something a little more hard-wearing, but that still has a textural beauty. A soft shag rug can be quite a statement piece in a bright color, and will make an instant impact as you walk into the room.
Once you move, you will want to make your house feel like a home as soon as possible. A few quick and easy changes can make all the difference, and they don’t have to break the bank.