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  • Writer's pictureFranny Yen

3 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Homier

Although buying a new house can be exciting, it can take some time for it to feel like home. However, these tips can help you turn your new house into a home much faster.

Give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Even if the paint is new, it can feel odd if you are living in a house with colors that you would not have chosen. The best time to paint is when you first buy the house. Putting off this task until you have moved in will require that you move or cover all of your furniture.

Decorate the walls and floors. One of the easiest ways to make a new house feel like yours is by adding your photographs to the walls and by placing comfortable rugs on the floors. You do not always get to choose the flooring when buying a house but throw rugs allow you to go with something that you enjoy. Decorating with photographs of you with family and friends on the walls will instantly add a level of personalization to your new home.

Find a place for everything. Moving day and the weeks that follow can be a time of disarray. You may struggle to find certain clothing items or kitchen necessities. This can lead to frustration and the tendency to put off unpacking tasks. But the task of unpacking and finding a new place for everything is about much more than the organization. It is also about giving each one of your belongings a place in your new home. If something feels out of place, give it away to someone else who may be able to use it. A new home is also a time of new beginning.

Over time, your new house will eventually begin to feel like your home. You will create new memories and forget what it was like when it felt like an unfamiliar place. Happy housewarming!

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