How to Turn Your New House Into a Home

There is more to a house than just the walls and floors; it takes other things such as the furniture and the accessories to make it feel like somewhere you want to live. However, sometimes for whatever reasons, you have to begin the process again.  

If you had a need to sell your house fast, you might not have taken a lot of things with you to your new home. Here are some quick ways you can make your new house feel more like home.

Covering the Floors

If you have ever walked into an empty house, you will know how spacious it can feel. Also, you will have the echo that comes from nothing to absorb the noise. It is the same when you move into a new house; at first, it will sound empty until you have more things in there.
To quickly make the house a little homier, try to add textiles to the floor. You can lay some rugs if you have them, or you might be able to find some in the local charity store. You can even try to make a few using old fabric remnants.

Change the Lighting

Sometimes the lighting in a room can make it look washed out or too bright. The existing fittings, although practical, can lead to a less friendly environment. It can be especially bad when you have fluorescent lighting, such as in a kitchen. You can quickly change the mood of a room by changing the light fitting to something more subtle and appealing. Sometimes, all you need is to change the bulb to something a little softer.
 If you can’t change the fitting, then consider using alternative lighting such as lamps to diffuse the light and avoid using the main light in the room. 


Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than possessions. Pictures, ornaments, books and other things can add that personal touch that makes it feel homey. However, having too much clutter can make rooms feel claustrophobic and too busy. A good compromise is to add storage to your rooms that can hold and display your possessions without leaving it looking cluttered. You can get cheap storage from department stores and then paint or decorate them to make them look nice. Alternatively, you can get old furniture from charity shops and refurbish them to give a sense of comfort.


To prevent the look of bare walls, why not add some nice artwork? It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, in fact, that nice painting your kid made might look good on the wall.
You can also find nice old paintings in shops that will make the walls look nice and colorful.
It is easy to make even the barest house look more like a home with a few little design features. All you need is a little imagination and some time, and you can quickly make your new house feel like a home.

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