Making A House Your Home
Whether you’re looking to move into a new home, renovate an old one, or make your current space feel more like home, there are many ways to bring your style and taste into the mix. The goal is to make your house a place where you feel comfortable and happy.
‘Hygge’: The Danish word for cozy
Creating a warm and welcoming house isn’t as complicated as it sounds, but it takes some thought and effort. You can do a few simple, budget-friendly things to help your home feel cozy.
1. Display Original Art That Speaks To You
Adding personal touches and items that speak to you is the best way to make your house a home. Using unique pieces that have meaning to you, such as family photos, kids’ artwork, and memorabilia from your travels will instantly help add warmth and personality to any room in your house.
2. Showcase Your Hobbies
A dedicated space for your favorite activities will allow you to focus on what matters most. Whether painting, reading or solving puzzles, making room for these hobbies in your house will ensure you can get the most out of them.
3. Put A Homely Look And Feel To Your Porch
The front porch of your house is the first thing people will see as they walk in the door, so make sure it’s a welcoming and clean space. Visitors will be less likely to stop in or stay if it’s cluttered, untidy, and dirty.
4. Add Comfortable Outdoor Furniture And Fresh Florals
A well-designed porch is a perfect place to host guests, so make it as inviting as possible with a few essential decor elements. Having comfortable outdoor seating, lush florals, and an inviting entrance will make your guests feel immediately welcome when they leave the car.
5. Group Your Furniture With A Cozy Feeling
Whether you’re decorating the living room, dining room, or kitchen, grouping your furniture in easy conversational clusters will help create a cozy house vibe. If your table is too spread out or far apart, it can make it difficult for you and your guests to have a good conversation.
6. Keep a Book Collection That’s On The Same Color Side
If you have a book collection you’d like to organize and make more cohesive, flip the books, so the pages face each other. This will help to keep your book collection organized and visually pleasing while also helping to create a cohesive look throughout your house.
7. Make Room For Your Guests
Nothing is more welcoming than having friends or family visit you at home. While preparing your house for visitors, it’s important to remember that it is your home and your space, so it should reflect your tastes and style. While changing your house’s appearance may seem overwhelming, a few small changes can go a long way in making your home feel cozier and welcoming for your family and friends.