Tips for Making your New House Feel Like Home
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of starting afresh with a new home in a new neighbourhood. With a new home comes the opportunity, or excuse depending on how you look at it, to get creative. There’s no reason to keep the dingy old wallpaper and cracked paint from years bygone – it’s time to make your new house feel like home, and with these top tips you’ll be settled in no time at all.
Start on the bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most important areas in your house, and undeniably the best place to start redecorating. From a pragmatic sense, it’s one of the smaller rooms and you can start and finish it the same day. Plus, nothing screams new house louder than a shower without a curtain, so the sooner that gets fixed the better. But the real reason you want to start on the bathroom is that it is a place where you can go to relax and find solitude at the end of a long day. On top of that, it’s the best place to kick-start your morning by admiring your handiwork, starting the day with a sense of achievement as you go about getting ready for work.
Let’s face it, you don’t know who lived here last, and you don’t know what they saw in this colour combination. There are few things which make your house feel like your home quicker than a fresh coat of paint. You don’t have to do the entire house in one go – taking that first step is just the start.
Layer the floor with rugs
If you had a rug at your old house that you were fond of, lay it on the floor of your new place. It’ll add a sense of familiarity which will help pets and children settle in much more quickly. If not, go get some new rugs to lay on the floor – if nothing else it’s a fun way to add your personal touch to the house.
Hang your favourite pictures
When it comes to personal touches, there is nothing better than hanging your favourite pictures. These could be anything from signed posters to photographs of your family. If you’re looking to go all out and show off these pictures in a truly stylish way, photo canvasses are the only way to go. Not only can you print your favourite photographs, but with a service like Parrot Print Canvas you can even upload pictures straight from Facebook and Instagram. You can bring your house to life with photos you’ve taken yourself, and give yourself a great talking point when entertaining guests at the same time.
Get your pets settled
One of the more difficult, albeit more rewarding things about making your new house a home lies in getting your pets settled. This can be done by putting their food and water out and even setting up their beds before the pets arrive. If you have a dog, a neighbourhood stroll or a walk in the park wouldn’t go amiss – this could even make for the perfect photo opportunity for your next canvas!
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