Have you ever wondered what differentiates a house from a home? A house becomes a home when it tells a story about who you are, what you love and the things you most cherish and value. If you feel like your new home feels like it is lacking in personality, it just may be time to work on a few little tweaks that will really inject some personality into your house. In today’s article, we have a look at 6 simple ways in which you can transform your new house into your forever home. From family mementos to intercom systems, we cover it all – so read on to find out more!
Showcase Your Memories
Your memories are the one thing aside from your DNA and fingerprints that are unique to you. What better way to turn your space into a home than to showcase your memories and have them on display to share with others? A fantastic way you can do this is to frame and hang up personal photos of friends, family, vacations and anything else that you hold dear to your heart. You could either create a gallery of images on one feature wall or blow images up and hang them individually throughout the home. Not only will this make your house feel more homely, but it will also allow you to be immersed in precious, cherished memories at all times. That, to us, is absolutely priceless.
A Sense of Security
Transforming your house into a home doesn’t always have to involve just matters of interior design. The most important thing about a home is that it is a place where you should feel truly safe and comfortable. This is why we always recommend that new homeowners invest in a quality security system. Having a great system in place is one of the best ways to help you feel comfortable in your new home, almost instantly.
Accessorise With Personal Mementos
One of the greatest ways of turning a house into a home is to accessorise your space with personal mementos and sentimental items. Whether it is an antique figurine that your grandmother gave you, a collection of items that you purchased on holiday with loved ones or even just a scented candle that reminds you of home, we always recommend livening up your space with accessories that evoke fond and pleasant memories. Having at least one sentimental item in each room of the home is a great start and a fantastic way to ensure that no room in the home is neglected from homely touch.
Look Beyond Ikea
Most of us are guilty of going on a crazy shopping spree at Ikea when we purchase or move into a new home. Whilst there is nothing wrong with Ikea furniture at all, chances are there are a thousand other people who have the same sofa, entertainment unit and coffee table as you. Purchasing general items and basics from Ikea is definitely a great idea, but so is looking to alternative sources for larger, bolder pieces. This is why we always recommend taking your time when sourcing furniture and having a look at op shops, vintage stores or garage sales. You never know what you may find which is part of the thrill, and you’re guaranteed to end up with some stunning unique pieces that you definitely would not be able to find at Ikea!
Invest In Quality Art
No home is complete without some artwork, and artwork is one of the best ways for your personality to truly shine in your new home. Bare walls are nowhere near as inviting as walls that are covered in gorgeous art. Oh, and forget about generic pieces or prints that everyone else has – focus on what you truly love. The art you choose doesn’t have to be expensive either – in fact, you can head to websites such as Society6 and get any print of your choice blown up and turned into wall art.
Add A Touch of Green
Last but not least, the best way to inject some homely charm into your new house is to add a touch of green. Indoor plants, micro herbs in the kitchen and your favourite flowers in the lounge area are a great start. Never underestimate the power of a beautiful vase of flowers or the peace and serenity a giant Monstera Deliciosa can bring to your home. A great tip is to choose indoor plants that don’t require too much watering. For those who aren’t too great at maintaining plants, options such as cactuses and succulents are great as they require little to no care throughout the year.
When it comes to transforming a house into a home, it’s the little things that count. We hope that this article has given you a few new ideas on how you can truly inject some personality into your new home.