Whether you’re keen to make your house feel more homely, or if you’ve recently moved into a new property and want to put your individual stamp on it, then this article is for you. Turning a house into a home requires adding comfort and functionality, and creating a space that feels inviting to you, your family and your guests. You need to express yourself and add pieces to each room that remind you that this is your space filled with stories to tell. If your house is new to you, then it should feel welcoming and inspire you to want to make brand new memories.
An Inviting Kitchen
If you enjoy cooking, socialising, and throwing dinner parties, then having a streamlined and attractive kitchen is going to help to bring life and character to your home. Not to mention, making your job considerably easier when preparing dinner for a party of people! Having a new kitchen fitted doesn’t need to be stressful or take weeks, as you can now have your kitchen designed around the existing one. In fact, some expert companies offer remodeling that doesn’t require extensive design changes and instead help you improve the functionality of the space you already have. Consider professional kitchen and bath remodeling to improve the appearance and function of a space, and begin enjoying your new home as soon as possible.
Inject expression into your home by placing various brightly coloured plants around each room. By dotting plants here and there, you’re adding life into every corner, and as an added bonus, you’re also improving the air quality. Plants work wonderfully to purify the air in your home because they absorb carbon dioxide and exhale fresh oxygen. If you’re unsure which plants to choose, why not visit a garden centre, ask for help, and pick out which ones appeal to you and those which are easy to care for? If you’re a first-time plant owner, then opt for orchids, cacti and succulents.
Put Some Art on the Walls
Plain walls give you the opportunity to show your personality, interests, and quirks through the means of paintings, wall hangings, and, well, anything that takes your fancy! You can choose to add whatever you wish to your walls (but make sure you’re allowed to create small holes in the wall if you’re living in rented property). Loud and clashing pieces of art can make your house appear busy, so consider keeping to a subtle colour scheme.
A house filled with unfamiliar and unpleasant smells won’t ever feel like home to you, so make sure to light your favourite scented candles, along with incense, and use room sprays. Your home will begin to smell familiar as you live it in and use your own washing powder, for example, but you can speed up the process by giving the place a good wash and scrub. Polish the windows, clean the carpets and change the soft furnishing that absorbs aromas like curtains and cloth blinds. Again, plants and flowers can work wonders for adding fresh and light scents to your home, so think about popping a fresh bunch or bouquet of them in a vase each week.
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