How to Make a New House Feel Like Your Own
You’ve survived the many pressures that are part of the home buying process and now you have a fabulous, new house. While I always work hard to minimize the stress involved in this entire experience, I know that this can be a time of great anxiety for many people. So let me be the first to congratulate you on making it through to enjoy your wonderful purchase.
But since you have this new house in your possession, you might be wondering how you can turn this empty living space into a real home for you and your family.
This is a common concern. However, there are many steps you can take to transform a bare house into a warm, welcoming place where you’re happy to build fresh memories.
Even if a professional cleaning service has given your new residence a thorough rub-down, chances are that it now contains that lovely cardboard box smell. And this scent is anything but homey.
That’s why you should get out those rubber gloves and fill the air with the lavender or citrus scents that come with many of the best cleaners.
Think of it as a productive way to christen your new house.
You might want to add some scents that go beyond cleaning supplies, too. Consider getting candles or incense that will erase past smells so that you can start feeling relaxed and more at home.
Put Your Furniture in Place
You may have pictured how your furniture would look in your new house before you bought it. Now is the time to make your imagination a reality.
Begin by putting the furniture you have in place. As you set up the rooms with your belongings, you’ll slowly feel that the space becomes your own.
Keep in mind, though, that if you’ve upgraded to a bigger home and you currently don’t have enough furniture, there might be empty areas. But that’s to be expected in this type of situation.
Setting up a new home takes time. Don’t rush yourself. Enjoy the process of figuring out how you want to use this extra space.
It’s a gift you should cherish as you look for the right standing lamp or shop for the perfectly sized loveseat.
Hang Up Pictures
Pictures can really add a personal touch to your new home. Whether you have artwork or framed photographs, decorating your walls with these items will quickly give your house a homey feel.
Empty walls make a house seem unfinished inside. So make sure to figure out how you can use this wall space to express your individuality. It won’t be long before you start feeling an emotional ownership of your new house.
There are so many ways you can approach turning an empty house into a lovely home that feels like you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Also, I’m always available to discuss any of your home buying concerns.