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How to Make a House Feel Like Home

May 1, 2022

Whether you’ve been in your home for several years or live in temporary housing, it’s essential to create a house that feels like your own. The wonderful thing about designing a house to compliment your personality is that you can begin making those changes at any point. It might be discouraging to have been in a space for a long time and have it not feel like home. That feeling is a great motivator to take the first step towards curating the best environment for you and your family.

family decorating their house

Wondering where to start?

There are numerous ways to take an unfamiliar home and turn it into something exciting. When first beginning to make changes around your home, ask yourself, “What environment do I feel the most comfortable in?” As you ponder this question, lean into your senses and envision sights, sounds, and scents that make you feel at peace. Incorporating this into your thought process will allow you to see decorating your home from a new perspective.

An important aspect to remember in this process is patience. There is no rush; your home won’t be exactly right from the beginning. Things come together in time, and you have to be willing to trust the process. Start with a specific room, one you spend most of your time in, and go from there. There is more creative freedom in decorating if your priorities are focused on one space at a time. Slowly, you will be able to complete rooms one by one instead of several unfinished spaces and a handful of unnecessary stress. Your style may ebb and flow as time goes on, so it’s always okay to make changes once you have completed a project.

 desktop of color swatches

Personalization

Everyone has a unique style that may be specific to one aesthetic or multiple. In your home, you can use art, lighting, color, patterns, or a plethora of things to enhance your environment. Art is one of the best ways to express your style, and it’s said to be a mood booster in your home. If your home has empty walls or feels dark, try adding a few pieces of art that fit your style and see what a difference it can make. Not only will you be able to admire it often, but your friends and family will have a chance to understand your interests and style. Maybe you prefer photography, posters, or small mementos displayed around your home. A gallery wall would be great for this and can bring out a unique personality in your space.

Lighting & Color

When lighting and color work together, it helps create a cohesive style throughout your home. If your home has harsh lighting, investing in table lamps, string lights or warm-toned bulbs could help provide a sense of peace and calmness. Whether you prefer cool or warm tones, adding pops of color into each room will always contribute to a room’s design. When choosing your colors, make sure to use a specific color palette. This will help ease the transition from one room to another.

gallery wall

There is no better feeling than ending each day in a home that reflects your personality and caters to your needs. Suppose you’re curious about your style or want to figure out more about what you like; take this quiz that will offer great information and tips on decor that could work best for you and your home. You may also want to head over to our photo gallery, where you can see a library of design features we offer in our homes.

Inspiration can come from anywhere; when it’s time to create your home, all you have to do is take that first step!

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