How to Make Your New Home Feel Welcome

How to Make Your New Home Feel Welcome

How to Make Your New Home Feel Welcome

By Mark Spain

You’ve just bought a new home. Congratulations! It’s yours, but for some reason, it doesn’t quite feel like your own yet. Often times, the first few weeks in a new home can make you feel like a guest but don’t fret. The following tips will help make your new home feel welcome in no time.

Unpack Your Boxes

Cardboard boxes laying around create a sense of incompleteness and disarray rather than comfort. Prioritize by first unpacking the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. These rooms will be the most important to get in order. The sooner you get organized and add your personal touches across each room, the more you’ll feel welcome in your own home.

Add Personal Photos

For an undeniable way to personalize your new home, add photos you’ve captured yourself or pictures of loved ones. Put up a few photos of family and friends or frame a photo of a pet to give your home the familiar feel it needs. Pairing your frames with colors that are congruent throughout your home will also give you a feeling of unity.

Add Life with Plants

Greenery brings life to any home and makes you feel welcome. Consider air filtering plants like bamboo plants, Gerbera Daisies and pot mum. Not only will these plants create a beautiful atmosphere, but they’ll also remove pollutants and purify the air in your home. These additions might be the breath of fresh air you need.

Light a Candle

Lighting candles around the house will instantly add warmth and energy to the home, creating a homey environment. Not only do they smell nice, but there are several decorative candles to choose from to use as an accent or ornate piece. Sensitive to smell? Try unscented candles, however, be careful not to leave them unattended.

Keep it Comfy

Plush pillows and lavish throws will keep your home so cozy you’ll never want to leave. When you are decorating, use an odd number of pillows to keep the aesthetic visually appealing. Try mixing up the textures of the pillows, but keep it soft. As far as throws go, the bigger and softer, the better. You’ll appreciate the blankets, even more, when you wind down for the night.

Use Your Kitchen

Forget ordering takeout. Fire up the stove and christen your new kitchen by preparing a meal that brings comfort to you. A familiar meal will instantly make you feel at home and settled. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, think about recipes that bring back fond memories or get creative and try something new. You’ll create new memories with whatever you choose.

Leave Your Mark

An inviting and pleasant aroma may be what your new home needs. A nice fragrance that greets you as soon as you step inside your home will immediately feel welcoming. Try an essential oil diffuser to disperse the scent throughout the home. An oil like lavender will provide a calm and relaxing feel while a citrus oil like orange will invigorate the home. If you prefer a clean smell, break out your household cleaning products and detergent. Let the familiar smell of your favorite disinfectant and laundry resonate throughout the home.

Host a Housewarming Party

Invite friends and family over for a housewarming party for a surefire way to get comfortable in your home. Having a fun time with close friends is the perfect way to break in a new home. Not to mention you get to show off and be proud of the space that is now yours!

Implement these easy tips and you’ll be kicking back, relaxed and settled into the place you can now call home.


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