One of the most exciting things about moving into a new home is making it yours and making that house feel more like a home. Creating a home that is personal to you does not have to be expensive and there are lots of ways that you can do this which don’t require you to buy top of the range furniture or have everything colour coordinated.
No matter what the size or style of your home is, there are a number of personal ways to add style to it that work for everyone and it is these elements that make your home feel welcoming and lived in. In this article, we will take you through some of our top tips for how you can make your home feel more personal.
Carry on reading to find out more.
Start with Flooring
When making your home feel more personal and lived in, the best thing to do is start from the ground up. When you move into a new place, it will no doubt feel quite echoey and empty, however, this can quickly be solved by adding some rugs or carpet as opposed to just hard wood. Rugs can make a room feel much more cosy and you can choose a pattern or colour which matches your own tastes. Textiles are a great way to make any home feel more personal and this should be one of the first things that you add if you are looking to make it feel homelier.
Change Up the Lighting
Another way that you can easily change the mood and feeling of a room is through lighting. Lighting allows you to add that personal touch (as you can get a range of different styles of lighting fixtures) and it also allows you to change how the light is working in your room. A great way to make a room feel cosier is to have soft lighting at a lower height in the room. Try and make sure you have furniture in fashion, research what is on trend via the net.
Another way in which you can inject some personality is to showcase your lighting with a statement piece such as a chandelier or table lamp that will direct light into every corner of the room. Lighting is an area that can make a big impact, without having to spend a tonne of cash. So, if you are trying to figure out how to change up your room quickly, think about the lighting that you could change that will make your room feel softer and warmer.
Make Your Home Functional
When you are moving to a new home, most people fall into the trap of making every decision based on aesthetics, without taking functionality into much consideration. Storage has a big part to play here and you will need to make sure that you have adequate storage so that you can keep clutter at bay and only display the things that have a more personal meaning to you. What’s more, you can make your storage more personal which can be in the form of L bracket shelves, neatly organised book shelves, and cute handmade baskets. This is a simple step that can really add that personal touch to a room
Change Your Home with the Seasons
One of the easiest ways that you can make your home feel more personal is to change it up with the different seasons. The weather outside can really reflect our moods and you want your home to reflect this too. For example, during the summer seasons, why not add some accessories with bright and bold prints? Then, switch this out during the winter months for more cosy prints that will make your home the snuggly space that you want it to be when the weather outside drops. If you want to transform your bedroom for the upcoming winter season, Fishpools recommend adding cosy throws to your bed and new bed sheets that will make your room a heavenly comfort to walk into.
Finally, make people tend to write off artwork as they think it is too expensive and a little frivolous, however, decorating your home with pieces of artwork that mean something to you is the perfect way to add some personality to your home. It makes your home unique to you and showcases your interests. Artwork doesn’t just have to be a fancy painting, it can be a whole number of things such as a collection of books displayed in an artistic way, a table top structure or even a family portrait. Give your artwork the pride of place in your home to give people an instant sense of who you are as soon they walk through the door.
There are many different ways in which you can make your home feel more personal and these are just a few of our favourites. Try them out today to make your house feel like a home!
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