When you move into a new place, things can feel like they’re in limbo for a while. Everything is in boxes, the rooms of your house aren’t quite as you would like them and your home routine has been completely put out of sync. But, with years of property moving experience, we’ve picked up a few tips that can make your new house feel like a home in an instant. Get ready to settle in to your new house, because it won’t take too long for it to feel like a home you’ve lived in forever.
Clean The House
The last owners might have left the house in a tidy state, they might not. Either way, it’s always a good idea to give it a deep clean so that you can feel like you’ve got a clear space to unpack your own stuff in. Plus, it makes the house smell more like you as well which will instantly give you the feel of “this is my home”.
Make Your Bed
After a day of unpacking boxes, you’re more than likely going to be pretty tired. With that in mind, make your bed one of the first places you organise. Grab your fresh sheets, cosy cushions and blankets, make your bed and get ready to sink into the first place that will feel like home after a long day.
Put Some Table Lamps Out
There’s no easier way to make a room feel homely than by putting out a few tables lamps to soften the light. Overhead lights can often be quite bright and garish but even one or two smaller lights in the bedroom or living room can instantly make a huge difference to getting you settled in.
Play Some Music
Even if it’s just from a little speaker on your phone, get some good music on that creates a happy space for moving. Not only will it make your house feel more like a home but get the right playlist on and it’ll motivate you to unpack those boxes while you’re dancing around the house.
Get Some Food In
It’s quite common to get in a takeaway on the first night of moving into your new home – after all, who really wants to cook a meal after a long day of moving? But, stock up on a few of your favourite essentials and not only will you have a happy fridge, you’ll be happier knowing the food you love is just in the cupboard ready to be devoured.
Arrange A Housewarming
Arranging a housewarming for a few weeks after moving in will give you something to look forward to after all the hard work of unpacking. Having your nearest and dearest in your new place will well and truly make the house feel like it’s your home and it’ll be one of the first happy memories you create in your new four walls.
Hang Artwork On The Walls
You might have collected certain prints or paintings which hold special memories for you. Maybe you have a set of pictures that will go really well in one room? The minute you hang these on the walls, it’ll bring the whole room together. If you can’t hang them straight away, just prop them against the wall so you can enjoy them every day.
Make At Least One Room Cosy
Whether it’s your living room, your bedroom, or your bathroom, get one room finished and ready to go as soon as you can. Get those photo frames out, throw blankets over the sofa, get the TV plugged in and aim to have one room as the space to chill out and relax while you finish the rest of the house.
Light Some Candles
Candles can really add the finishing touches to a room. Pick the ones with your favourite scents and the house will immediately feel like it’s yours.
Do you have any more tips on how to make your new house feel like a home? Hopefully some of these will help when you move!
This post was written by Emma Hart