Moving into a new house comes with a lot of mixed emotions. On the one hand, you’re extremely excited about this new space that brings new opportunities and freshness into your life. However, on the other hand, there’s always that nagging feeling of being in unfamiliar surroundings. Getting used to this new environment can often take time for people. However, there are some interesting interior design and decor tweaks that you can make so that your new house feels like home instantly!
1. Set up a cosy bed corner
One of the biggest things that bothers people in new houses is not being able to sleep in a new place. However, if you set up your bed first and make it your own, you will instantly feel a stronger sense of belonging. Add familiar pillows and cushions for added comfort and support (especially if you’ve moved in alone!)
2. Consider adding some art pieces
In a new house, the empty walls can feel unusually large and daunting. But that’s an easy fix! Adding some art pieces on the wall not only makes them feel more realistic but also adds a nice touch of colour to your decor. Get your art pieces framed beforehand so that you can put them up as soon as you move in.
3. Your personal corner
Whether you like reading or surfing the Internet, or even just listening to some music while sipping on your wine, a personal corner is something that suits all purposes. While your entire house might still be a work in progress, this corner can be your comfort zone in this new space. You can set it up with a rug, a bean bag, some soothing lights, and maybe a small bookcase.
4. Add scented candles to the bathroom
Did you know scented candles can often have calming effects on your mind? Adding them to your bathroom decor can help in not only sprucing up the place but also adding that extra zing to your self care routine! Scented candles and a nice hot shower – is there really anything better?
5. Add framed pictures or polaroids
Adding pictures of your favourite people can always help to add that much-needed warmth to a new house. The pictures not only remind you of your loved ones but also give a sense of having them right there with you.
6. Bring in some indoor plants
Plants have a weird way of becoming a part of the family. We care for them, we ‘feed’ them, and we always make sure that they’re doing well. Having indoor plants as part of your home decor not only adds a freshness to the house but also makes it feel homelier and more lovable.
7. Add interior design magazines to your bookshelf
Now, this is an outstanding way to ‘trick your mind’ into feeling more at home within the new four walls. Having interior design magazines at home is a great way to constantly look at things and new ideas to renovate the space. Visualising the designs from the magazines in your house can add a motivational factor to turn it into ‘your home.’
Any new space can take some time to get used to, but if you add a few personalised tweaks, it can feel like your own instantly.