So, you are finally in your new home! The removal company has left and the boxes are unpacked. Everything has been put in its place, but it still doesn’t feel quite like the home you want. You may be wondering why it doesn’t feel like home yet. In fact, it can take some time to feel “at home” in a new place. But there are many easy steps you can take to make your new space feel like a home. Here are 6 important steps:
Check the heating
A house becomes a home when it is warm and cosy. The first thing you need to do soon after moving to a new place is to organise your home heating. Get the boiler serviced if needed and look for any problematic areas. Improve the insulation and consider investing in electric heaters or radiators in order to boost the heating in cooler zones. Although this may sound costly, it really isn’t. All you need is a power socket and the ability to wall mount a unit. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you have the heat you need over the winter months ahead. Until you decide to upgrade to an all-electric heating system, follow this step to keep your home cosy and warm. If you need help with the heating system in your house, check out the Electric Heating Expert.
Use soft furnishings
Soft furnishings will bring a sense of warmth and security to your new space. . Think about layering textures with cushions and throws on sofas and beds. You can also soften hard window dressings like shutters and blinds with a curtain. It helps dress the space and bring your look together. Don’t forget to choose from Scandinavian ‘hygge’ and neutral palettes to make sure your new house feels safe and homely.
Add natural finishes
Painted walls and carpets are rapidly being replaced with more natural finishes including wood floors with jute and seagrass or sisal rugs. On the other hand, exposed brickwork and panelled walls are also popular these days. You should think organic and more natural for a sense of calm in your new space.
Fill your new space with foliage
Indoor plants help bring the soothing elements of nature into your home. In fact, fresh flowers and plants will brighten up your home and make it feel more homely. Plants are more than just decorative features since they can improve indoor air quality and help absorb unwanted echoes and sounds in large spaces. Indoor plants have also been proven to reduce stress levels. Restoring a sense of calm after a big move is just what you need. Make a trip to the garden centre as soon as you can to choose some of the most popular indoor plants including:
- Weeping fig
- Peace Lily
- Money tree
- Tall Cactus
- Rubber plants
- Fiddle leaf fig
You can enhance your windows with window boxes that are carefully placed. It helps brighten up your view. You should also think about growing herbs in your window boxes or in an indoor herb garden. That way, you will always have a supply of fresh and organically-grown herbs.
Think about books
Books placed in a beautiful bookcase or just coffee table editions will bring an element of sophistication to your new home. It’s a great way to tell your guests and friends something about yourself. It shows them the literature you like to read, your interests, and pastimes.
Let there be light
A dark and dingy space ruins the homely feeling of a house. You may start by cleaning the windows and applying a fresh coat of paint on the walls. If you really want to brighten things up, you should opt for white walls.