When you first unlock the door and step inside, it may seem like you have a long way to go before this new dwelling place feels personal. But there are a few surefire ways to turn this unadorned abode into your very own home sweet home. And making it a home really is all in the details.
Feature sensory decor, dress up walls and windows and allow yourself to splurge on great everyday essentials. With these tips, you’ll be able to transition a bare, yet-to-be-lived-in space into a place you’re happy and proud to call home.
Use Scent to Set the Mood
Strategically sprinkle scents around your new place to tap into our all-important sense of smell. The way your home smells directly affects the feel of your space, and by filling each room with ambiance-altering aromas, you can create the perfect vibe throughout every part of your new home.
Aromatic decor is available in many forms, but the wax variety are great for placing in every room.
Modern, aesthetically-pleasing candles are not only the perfect, polished decor to incorporate into any design concept, but you can also select the specific scents that match the mood and role of each room.
While you might choose a tranquil fragrance for the bedroom, you can go for more vibrant scents in rooms you’ll be active in throughout the day.
Or, choose a candle that celebrates the occasion of moving into a new place, lighting a fresh smelling new home candle guaranteed to spark your excitement for this next chapter.
Another way to fill your house with homey fragrances is with a sleek oil diffuser. A minimalist aroma diffuser will fit right into any room and can distribute scents that can totally transform the atmosphere in your space.
Make your home smell like a spa by diffusing calming and relaxing scents sure to help you settle into your new place. Overall, the goal is to make your home smell as warm and welcoming as you want it to feel.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
Help your space feel less transient and more permanent by furnishing empty vertical space. Filling blank walls and trimming bare windows is essential to completing your home, and can also give you extra room to express your personal design style.
Empty walls feel inherently temporary–a quality that doesn’t exactly make you feel at home. But before you fret over what you’re going to fill all this vacant vertical space with, know there are plenty of ways you can get creative with wall decor. While tried-and-true classics like artwork and wallpaper are always great go-to options for dressing up blank space, you can certainly opt for more out-of-the-box wall accessories, as well.
If you’re looking for solely decorative elements to mount on your walls, woven macramé textiles or printed tapestries are innovative and eye-catching pieces that come in a variety of designs to match any color scheme or personality. On the other hand, if you’re looking for furnishings with function, shelves, lighting fixtures or mirrors can be hung throughout your home to serve as decor, storage space, illumination or a place to sneak a quick peek at your reflection on your way out the door.
While windows are great all on their own for their ability to let natural light into your home, or possibly even provide a room with a view, windows can always use a little sprucing up. Outfitting these vertical spaces with curtains, valances or shades will not only add visual appeal, but give you a way to control the amount of light coming in. Especially in the bedroom, consider light-blocking window drapes that you can close whenever you’re hoping to get a few extra minutes of shut-eye in the morning.
Greenery brings vibrancy into any space, and what new home couldn’t benefit from a pop of living color? Another positive of incorporating plants into your interior design? They can dress up one of the trickiest home spaces to decorate–the ceiling!
Liven up your overhead view by hanging some potted plants, taking care to ensure that they are properly supported by your ceiling hooks and that you can reach your living decor for watering. If climbing up to the ceiling to nourish your greenery isn’t your cup of tea, suspending faux plants will have the same aesthetic effect.
Splurge on Essentials in Functional Rooms
Your kitchen, your bedroom and your bathroom–these are all places you’re sure to spend time in throughout the day, and each has its own unique purpose. Whether you’re cooking, sleeping or freshening up, you want these specialized spaces to be functional while also being enjoyable to live in. By splurging on essentials in these rooms, you’ll effectively enhance daily life in your new home.
A great coffee-maker and a quality set of pots and pans are just two things you should be sure to invest in for your kitchen. Because waking up to a freshly-brewed cup of Joe in the morning or whipping up your first meal in your new place are familiar experiences sure to make you feel right at home.
Relaxing in the tub or treating yourself to a rejuvenating face mask are those simple, self-care pleasures we all love to indulge in as we unwind at home. So, make sure your bathroom is a calming sanctuary with soothing scented candles, a cozy bath mat and fluffy towels– all worthy purchases to give your bathroom the spa treatment.
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Your bedroom should be the coziest room in your home by far. And you’ll want your bed, the star of this space, to be as comfortable and inviting as possible. Silky sheets, a snuggly comforter and pillows that have you dozing off as soon as you rest your head will give your bedroom all those warm and homey feelings essential for this very personal space.
Homemaking Made Easy
Put down roots and make this new address feel like home by designing your new house with these decorative and personal touches in mind. In no time, your blank new house will become a lived-in home filled with one-of-a-kind memories and experiences that truly make this place your own.
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