Tips on How to Turn Your New House into a Home

26th February 2014 posted in Home Lifestyle

So you've signed the contracts and finally got the keys, your new house is all yours and you can move in straight away. But something still doesn't feel right, it doesn't have a homely feel. But the most exciting part of moving into a new house is being able to finally turn a blank canvas into your dream home.

You can decorate your home in whatever ways you want and fill it with any existing furniture you own. But where do you even start when it comes to turning your new house into a home? Here are simple and easy tips to follow:

Choose a Colour Scheme

Choose a colour scheme for the house or even for individual rooms, this will help you plan right from the start what colours you want where when it comes to choosing furniture, paint, wall paper and fixtures and fittings.

The quickest and easiest way to transform a house is with a lick of paint, so once you have decided on your colour scheme, pick your rooms in order of priority and make them your own. You can even just paint one wall in each room to get you started so that it still feels like yours.

Get Inspired

These days its easier than ever to plan how you want a certain room to be decorated, with social networks such as Pinterest you can design every single room one at a time. Pinterest allows you to create mood boards and “pin” any designs you find on the internet that interest you.

Samples are a great way to feel inspired when it comes to interior design. Whether you are looking at putting down carpets, paving the kitchen floor or buying matching curtains for each room, the majority of companies will send out samples for you to see before you buy.

Inject Your Personality

Choosing a colour scheme is all very well for feeling like the house has your touch on it, but the most important thing to really make your house feel like a home is with an injection of personality. This is your home and you are going to be living in it, so you need to love it.

If you are keen on travelling then place your memorabilia of previous trips in key areas of the house so you can see them every day. If you are keen on arty prints, then cover your entire house in them – there is really no right or wrong when it comes to personal decoration.

Pictures

Pictures are the one thing that can instantly bring a smile to your face. They are personal and meaningful and usually make a house instantly feel more individual, so what better than to make a house a home than to cover it in photos of people you love.

If you don't have any pictures, then there is nothing stopping you from taking some next time you are with your friends or family and having a great time.

Have a Party

You may have painted and decorated until you can no longer lift a paint brush, but the house might still feel a bit empty. The best way to solve this problem is to have a party. Contact all your friends and invite them round to see your new home.

When people you know and love are in your home it will make you relax and feel comfortable and most likely feel proud of your new home. There is nothing more satisfying that cooking all your friends and family a big meal and hosting a fantastic party that leaves everyone with great memories.

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