Making Your New House a Home

Posted by Beth Sorensen on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:15am.

You have just bought the house of your dreams but, it’s just an empty house…how do you make it a home? Here are a few tips to get you motivated to turning your new house into the home of your dreams!!

1.)    Color makes a huge difference! Have a favorite color? Go to the local hardware store and browse around for different hues in that color. Most places allow you to take samples of the colors you like. Try out different colors and cut out magazine pictures of furniture and wall decor to help bring the room together. Get creative; you never know what might inspire you!

2.)    Nothing says this is a home like family pictures. Make a collage of pictures; from vacations, to holidays and class photos. There are so many ways to arrange a photo collage, and different sized and colored frames can make for a great accent piece to a room!

3.)    The smallest details can make the biggest impact! Restored antique furniture, your children’s art or just simply the mismatched table setting can make a home unique to you and your family. When shopping for furniture look for that antique restore furniture instead of the mass produced furniture. Have the kids paint pictures of pets or their favorite animal to frame as art work instead of handing popular paintings. It’s amazing how the smallest details can make all the difference.

4.)    Open spaces, natural lighting and greenery have been shown to make a space more relaxing and reduce stress. A simple potted plant or fresh flowers on the counter can make a home look less bare.

5.)    The yard can be just as important as the inside. Love sports? Put up an inexpensive batting cage, or soccer goals! Fire pits are a great way to get family and friends together to talk and enjoy a nice evening.

Remember, not every room has to be perfect! Kids rooms will be….well, just that: kids rooms. Don’t let the purchase and move into a new house be stressful; your house should be a castle of refuge and escape. Try some of these tips to help get you started making your new house a home. 

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