Summer isn’t quite over yet, but many are already starting to get excited for the incoming fall season. With fall comes cozy decor such as autumn-scented candles and pumpkins galore. Those who bought a home during the summer season may already be brainstorming on how to make their new house truly feel like a home.  For most people, it may take a while to feel at home in a new place they’ve moved into. Even when the moving boxes are unpacked, and the fridge and pantry are full of food, there’s still a feeling of newness that accompanies your new house. There’s a big difference between living in a place you simply rely on for basic human needs, and a place you feel completely comfortable and at home in. We’ve compiled a list of five ways to create a cozy living space that can help you feel more at home in your new house!

To Make Your Living Space Feel More Like Home, Personalize!

This new home is officially YOURS, and it should feel like it! You have a new blank canvas to let your imagination truly run free. Invest in some nice frames for any photographs of loved ones, display your favorite knick-knacks, or hang some art. Filling your home with decorations you love can actually reduce stress and contribute to your overall happiness. People get a large boost of pleasure from looking at things they consider beautiful or generally like to look at. Personalizing is also a great way to set apart your house as your own! Choosing pieces and trinkets that you like is great for displaying your individuality in your home. The more you surround yourself with the things you enjoy and like to look at, the more at home you’ll feel!

Decorate Your House With Houseplants

Just like hanging art pieces, plants are well-known for their ability to positively impact our mood and stress levels. Introducing greenery into your place fosters a sense of comfort and coziness, turning your house into a home. For those of you without a green thumb, there are plenty of low-maintenance houseplants. Set up herbs in mason jars on your kitchen windowsills, buy yourself fresh flowers every week, or get a succulent or two for your bedroom. The possibilities are endless, and the rewards are worth it! This doesn’t just have to stop at the house’s interior…spending time beautifying your outdoor spaces and landscaping can also bring you happiness and a feeling of home, even when you step outside!

For A Cozy Feel, Fill Your Home With Comfort

Comfort is key when making your house feel like a home. What’s better than feeling comfortable? Have an old couch that isn’t in the best shape? Put a soft throw blanket over it, and some new plush pillows and you’re guaranteed to feel at home. A cozy blanket can go a long way toward making any place feel more inviting. Another factor that can create a more comfortable environment is to fill the home with pleasant scents along with these other easy tips to enhance your living space.  Once you surround yourself with things that make you feel comfortable, you’ll be feeling at home in no time! 

Looking To Create An Inviting Living Space? Add Some Lighting

Few things make a house feel more uninviting than low or harsh fluorescent lighting. Having warm white or yellow lights throughout your house promotes relaxation. Add additional light where appropriate as well! Open shades or doors to encourage natural light to flow through. Pretty much any light additive is sure to make any space feel homier. Consider lighting a few candles throughout the rooms you’re in the most; they add a nice amount of warmth and coziness to your home.

Keep Your Home Clean

The feeling of getting into a freshly made bed with clean sheets is the same feeling you should have when stepping into any of your home’s living spaces. The truth is, nobody can be completely comfortable in a dirty, cluttered space. If you want to feel truly relaxed at home, spend some time decluttering and consistently keep up with the house’s overall cleanliness! Put things back where they belong, give the home a good dusting, and wipe down dirty spaces. If finding a place for all of your items is a concern, there are so many practical home storage hacks to try! Overall, your house is a representation of you, and making an effort to keep your new home feeling clean and comfortable can positively contribute to your mental health. and make the space feel more like home.

Welcome Home!

For those who’ve embarked on the journey of homeownership this summer, the excitement goes beyond just the change in weather. It’s about transforming a house into a home, a space that has a sense of comfort and belonging. Even once the chaos of moving dies down, the “new home” feeling still lingers. Use these ideas to help shape your house into a perfect home, where you can create long-lasting memories. From personal touches that reflect your uniqueness to lighting that sets a cozy mood, these tips are the ingredients to make your living space really feel like your own. Welcome home!