Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or on your third house, sometimes people struggle with making a house their own- one that feels like home. Here are some tips to help you make your house feel like it’s a home...somewhere that your loved ones feel that they belong.
Paint is one of the easiest fixes in a house and can change the atmosphere completely. If you’re purchasing a house that has dark colors on the walls...change it up with some neutral colors for a lighter feel. Often, people look at houses and get negative vibes from them because the paint colors don’t fit their style- but try and look past that because paint is just paint, and doesn’t define the house, as a whole. Be open minded- and try to look beyond the surface...imagine what the house would look like if you gave it your own touch.
2. Spring” Clean
Try to make it a priority to go through your house a couple of times a year, decluttering and getting rid of things that no longer bring you joy. One trick that can be used to know if something is worth keeping...if you haven’t used it or worn it in 3 months...then it’s time to give it away. Often, people become attached to things that have no sentimental value, but don’t like getting rid of them because “maybe they’ll wear it eventually” or “maybe they’ll use that vase eventually” ...but if you haven’t used it or worn it in a couple of months, chances are a couple of months will turn into years. Decluttering can make your house feel brand new again, and makes room for fresh, new ideas in a home. Decluttering also allows for a good deed- giving your unused items to charity for someone else to use. You know what they say- someone’s trash is another person’s treasure, and a good act could make someone else's day.
Every homeowner has their own style and their own way of decorating their house...but that’s what makes each house unique. If you really spend time decorating your house, to fit your style, it can quickly start feeling like a home. When you think about it, a house is somewhere that you gather with family, spending time laughing and making memories- so why not create a space that you love and that you enjoy being in? Decorating adds a personal touch to a house...which makes it a home. Whether you’re putting up decorative art on the walls, or pictures of your family...no matter what you choose, it will fit your style and it will slowly become a home to you. Add some colorful flowers to a vase, or some decorative pillows on your couch...it will add a pop of color which will bring life into your house. Create an inviting space, a space where you want to gather, and spend time with family and friends.
4. Make memories
Most importantly, a house is somewhere that you gather with family and friends, to laugh, cookout, share stories and make memories. Each house has its own specialties...whether it’s the big kitchen where everyone gathers, enjoys food and shares laughs, or a big backyard where you sit and watch the kids run around and talk around a campfire. No matter what special gathering places your house has, memories will be made and laughs will be shared. Homes are special because they bring people together, they’re a place where memories are made and that’s what life is all about- making memories and living life to the fullest. Luckily, our homes are places where memories are made and as time goes on, your house begins to feel like home- it’s a place that will forever hold a place in your heart.
Whether you’re buying your first house, or your last, make sure to put your touch on it to make it your own- make it your home. You want your home to be somewhere that you feel that you belong.
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