Jan 24, 2016

Here are a few tips to help you make your new house feel more like a family home much quicker, no matter how long you have been living in it.

1. Use Warm and Inviting Colours

Using warm or inviting colours can help you to acclimate quicker to your home. Most homes often use white or other neutral colours because they appeal to more individuals when a preference isn’t stated. Before you move all of your furniture in, pick out a few colours to use in your house that make you and your family feel calmer and more relaxed in your home.

2. Pay Special Attention to Flooring

Even if you don’t have the option to try new flooring, there are ways you can adjust the flooring of your home to be more inviting. If you can replace, or have the opportunity to select flooring, adding any kind of textile to the floors can help to absorb noise and echoes throughout the home, which is often associated with an emptiness in the home. A cheap or temporary alternative to replacing flooring is to strategically place rugs throughout the home.

3. Utilise Different Lighting

Simply adding a different or favourite lamp can help to provide a cosier feeling throughout the room and home. If you have an opportunity to work with a professional electrician, you can even replace the permanent fixtures throughout the house to make it more homely. Changing the lighting will allow you to not only change the appearance of the fixtures, but will enable you to change how light is distributed throughout the room or home.

4. Use Family Memorabilia

Start using memorabilia from your past or items from the history of your family. Memorabilia will differ from family to family. Make sure you spend some time picking out the best items and decorations that you can use to decorate throughout the home. These utensils, decorations, furniture and more can help your family recognise familiarity quicker throughout the home.

5. Try House and Land Packages

House and land packages can help to accelerate the process by allowing you to know and see exactly what the home will look like. With numerous display homes available, you get exactly what you see. In some cases, home builders can even furnish the home based on your specifications, needs and design requests. The less time you spend decorating and the more time you spend living in the new house, the quicker it will feel like a natural place to live.

Do you want a house you can make your home? House and land packages make it easy to pick out a home you like without needing to worry about spending a long time on design options. There are many ways you can customise a new or existing house to feel more like your home. Give us a call today to get started!



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