At some point in your life, you’ve probably had the experience of moving into a new place. It might be a dorm room, an apartment, or even your first house. No matter what it is, moving into a new place can be daunting because it’s hard to feel like yourself unless you make it feel like home. I know this well because I recently moved into a new place myself… and let me tell you: it was not easy! Luckily for both of us (and everyone else who has ever had this experience), there are plenty of ways to make any space feel more like home. In this post we’ll cover everything from pictures and artwork to greenery and lighting—everything that makes up great interior décor!
Hang pictures and artwork.
Ideally, you’ll have a lot of photos of your family and friends hanging around your living space. If you don’t, go out and take some! A room can feel empty without them. This is especially true if you live alone since there’s no one else to keep you company in the home-making process (and beyond). When I moved into my first apartment after college, I hung up pictures of friends and family in frames on my wall so they’d be around me all day long. That way when I was lonely or bored or stressed out by school work or whatever else was going on at the time, I could look up at those familiar faces and know that they were thinking about me too—and that helped me feel less alone in my new environment. It also gave me something positive to focus on when things got rough: “Hey,” said picture frame number two hundred forty-seven (or whatever), “I know this has been tough lately but we’ve got each other!”
Decorate with your most prized possession.
What is your most prized possession?
Why is it your most prized possession?
How does this make you feel?
What do these feelings say about you and your personality, in relation to home decorating and design?
- Get a comfortable couch. You’re going to be spending a lot of time on it, so it needs to be something you really love.
- Get a comfortable chair. If you have a reading nook or just want to curl up with a good book in your living room, this is the place for it!
- Get a comfortable bed. The most important thing you’ll need when you’re at home is somewhere to sleep—and that means making sure the bed is comfy enough for sleeping and relaxing at all times (unless you have other plans).
- Get a mattress that’s right for you: A memory foam mattress is shaped like your body and conforming around it, allowing each person who sleeps there to feel as though they’ve got their own personal space while they sleep soundly through the night! This type of product is popular because it provides relief from pressure points caused by lying down on hard surfaces (like concrete floors), giving way instead under pressure so that bodies aren’t crushed underneath themselves while still providing support when needed most (such as when placing weight above them). This means better circulation throughout both legs when lying down horizontally across one side rather than being forced into awkward positions where only parts will receive proper support; this also results in less pain after waking up due specifically because those areas were not used properly before being put back into use during sleep time without fail every single night without fail over multiple years without fail – which would normally lead someone else trying something different now too maybe sometimes soon maybe even tomorrow perhaps maybe later today already
Add some greenery.
Adding plants to your space can help you feel more relaxed and at home. Plants are known for their ability to purify the air, but they also provide other benefits: they can reduce stress, improve sleep quality and even help you feel more relaxed.
- Plants that are easy to care for:
- Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) – This plant is ideal if you’re a novice gardener. The aloe vera plant has thick leaves filled with healing gel that can be used on minor cuts and burns in addition to being an excellent source of natural medicine.
- English Ivy (Hedera helix) – An indoor ivy vine has the ability to grow up walls or along ceilings without any support from above. Its tendrils will quickly cover any surface with ease, making it perfect for hanging baskets indoors or outside in your garden beds!
Invest in the right lighting.
You can use lighting to create a mood in your home. Choose dimmer lights for a romantic dinner for two, or bright lights if you have company over and are looking to impress.
If you’re not sure where to start, think about the different rooms and spaces in your house. What kind of atmosphere do you want? Then look at the colors and patterns throughout that room, as well as any other decor elements (i.e., mirrors). A chandelier might work perfectly in an entryway with rich wood tones, while track lighting might be more suitable for an airy dining room with white walls and flooring. The key is to make sure that the style of light fixture matches the overall feel of the space it’s being installed in!
Let your personality shine through.
To make your home feel like yours, take advantage of its potential to showcase your personality. What is your style? Are you more minimalist or bohemian? Is sleek and modern more your vibe, or do you prefer rustic and cozy? What’s the one color that makes you feel instantly happy? Do you love bold patterns on furniture and accessories (and maybe even in the walls), or would you rather have a minimalistic space with crisp white walls and black-and-white prints on the wall.
You may not have control over every element of design at first—you can’t change up too many things at once unless it’s an emergency move-in situation—but no matter what kind of house or apartment you move into next time around, these five tips will help make sure that it feels like home:
Your home should reflect who you are and what makes you feel relaxed, comfortable, and at home. You can add your personality to your space by choosing the right colors, furniture, decor, art… whatever suits your needs!
- Choose a color palette that reflects who you are. Are you bold? Bright? Neutral-toned? You can choose a palette that matches how you want others to see or perceive yourself; or perhaps it’s just what makes YOU feel good.
- Consider how much time people spend in each room of the house (and their sleeping arrangements) before purchasing new furniture or upholstered pieces like sofas. Buyers often fall prey to impulsive purchases when decorating—but consider whether it will get frequent use or just look beautiful for guests’ eyes only!
- Pick out artwork that speaks volumes about who lives there! Even if it doesn’t represent Grandma’s favorite painting on display somewhere else in the house (or maybe because it doesn’t), choose something meaningful enough so that someone looking at these pictures could understand more about their owner(s). If there isn’t any artwork available yet then try finding some inexpensive prints from thrift stores until they’re able afford nicer pieces later down the road when money gets saved up again – remember: all those savings go towards retirement savings accounts too which means double-dipping into tax benefits once retired since Social Security taxes aren’t taken out anymore!!
If you’ve read this far, we think it’s safe to say that you can make any home feel like home. And if you need more help than just our suggestions, we recommend checking out some interior design books (or websites) to get some inspiration. But what really matters is that you find something that works for your space—and maybe even yourself! After all, the best way to decorate your house is with items that reflect who you are as an individual or family unit.
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