How to Make Your House a Home

January 6, 2023

There are so many ways to make your house feel more like a home. In need of some inspiration? We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks on how to make your space more welcoming for yourself and others.

Tea setting placed on a couch

Focus on Your Entryway

As the first area of your home that people see, the entryway is a great place to start adding character to your space. Try placing a fun door mat, plants, wreaths, and other accessories to give your guests a great first impression before they even set foot into your home.

Add Artwork

Empty walls and underutilized spaces can make homes feel unfinished. Adding artwork to your home not only reflects your personal style, but it also makes your house a more inviting and aesthetically pleasing space for yourself and guests alike. Spruce up this empty space by adding paintings, family portraits, potted plants or even fun light fixtures.

Create Warmth

Make your space feel more comfortable and welcoming by adding warmth. Placing pillows and blankets in your living room makes this area more inviting and is the perfect way to complement a color scheme or any other decorations you might have. Picking the right bedding also plays a big role in the feel of your space. Try adding neutral bedding to contrast bold decorations or vice versa to help create a cozier feel.

Make Room for Hobbies

While decorating your home, make sure to leave room for hobbies and any other fun activities! If you’re into fitness, have some space set aside to set up equipment or to unroll your yoga mat for a quick practice. Or, if you’re into art, dedicate some space to a studio where you can be your most creative self. Contributing space to your hobbies allows you to truly enjoy yourself and put time into the activities you love most, which makes your home feel like it was truly designed for you.

Meet the Neighbors

Make an effort to connect with your neighbors. Establishing friendships with those around you can help you assimilate into your community, allowing you to feel safer in your environment and more comfortable in your home. You could even invite them over for dinner! Not only will this help foster new connections, but it will also give you more ways to utilize your space and give you a greater sense of connection to your home.

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