They say that moving house is one of the most stressful events in an adult’s life, second only to getting married. From getting your finances in order to packing away your most precious possessions, coordinating moving day, travelling to your new home and then unpacking everything so you can start from scratch – moving home is hardly a walk in the park. So, it’s hardly surprising that once we’re in our new residence that we’re eager to make it feel like home as quickly as possible.
Of course, that “new house feeling” is incredibly exciting, akin to being on holiday! However, once that starts to fade and you’re left with the reality of never-ending boxes and jam-packed suitcases, it can be difficult to feel anything but irritated and frustrated at the lack of order and homeliness. So, with this in mind I’ve gathered some super quick ways you can make a new house feel like home. Read on to find out more.
Bring Your Memories into Your New Home
You might have plenty of photographs and old frames wrapped up in bubble wrap somewhere in your mountain of boxes, but if you want to make your house feel like a home, but maintain a sense of freshness, why not change the way you display your memories? How about selecting your favourite photos on your digital devices and having them transferred onto custom shaped canvas prints?
These amazing prints available from Hellocanvas.co.uk are made of high-quality materials, are easy to hang without the need for hammers or nails and can be removed and rearranged any way you like. Whether you want to create a gallery wall leading up the stairs, or you want a collage in the living room, these canvas solutions will make your new house feel just like home.
Prioritise Your Favourite Sights and Sounds
When you’ve lived in one house for a long period, moving to somewhere completely new can be a little daunting. Making your new property a home will help you and your family get settled a little quicker and make the most of this new chapter in your life. Recreating your favourite sights and sounds will help you achieve this, so if there’s a clock you’ve always had in the kitchen, put it in a similar place in your new abode, if you like to burn scented candles, light one to make it smell like home.
Step Away from the Take-Away Menu
While it’s tempting to order in the days following your big move, unpacking the kitchen and filling the cupboards with fresh food so you can cook a homemade meal is a big step towards making your new house feel like home. You’ll enjoy cooking in new surroundings, so cook your favourite meal and let the aroma fill your home with joy and familiarity.
Make Your Bedroom Cosy
Moving home is physically and mentally exhausting. Therefore, making your bedroom space extra comfortable and cosy will make settling in much easier. So, put up your bed, prioritize your curtains and blinds, and add plenty of cushions, throws and lighting for added comfort.