The interesting thing about having a sense of home, is that it all boils down to a feeling more than anything else.
Home is a place to feel safe, warm, comfortable and at peace. Whilst brands like It’s a Place To Be Yourself offer beautiful luxurious houses, that can very quickly feel like home, it’s your job to create the feeling of home for yourself. As this sense of “home” isn’t something that comes with the new property.
In this article, we’re going to look at 17 ways to feel more at home in your space:
1. PICK A GOOD AREA
A “good” area doesn’t mean it has to be expensive, it just means it has to be aligned with who you are as a person – after all, feeling like the odd one out that doesn’t belong isn’t a nice feeling. You therefore want alignment with regard to the area you live in.
2. PUT UP SOME ART
Artwork not only adds to the aesthetics of your home but injects a sense of personality, and if you’ve had pieces of art for a long time, it will anchor the feeling of home as the familiarity of such pieces will provide comfort.
3. HAVE FRESH FLOWERS
Fresh flowers add a feeling freshness and vibrancy to your home. They lift the spirit and smell great too.
4. USE SCENTED CANDLES
Smell and taste are one of the most powerful ways our brain links into memories and the smell of a scented candle can bring about the feeling of home, in an instant, if that’s a smell you’ve always associated with being at home.
5. GET A DOG
Dogs are amazing companions and there’s no warmer welcome when you come through the door than that of a dog.
6. COOK GREAT FOOD
Use your kitchen to cook great food, either for yourself or your friends and family – but the process of cooking makes people feel much more at home and connected with their property.
7. HAVE PEOPLE AROUND
Be sure to have people come around, particularly if you’ve just moved in, as the more social interaction that takes place in your house the more it will feel like home.
8. GET A SUPER COMFORTABLE BED
Having a really comfortable bed you can sink into, after a long day, makes all the difference.
9. USE NICE BATH PRODUCTS
Using nice smelling bath products lifts the spirits and makes you feel much more at home.
10. PUT UP PHOTOS
Putting up photos of yourself and loved ones, in addition to places you’ve visited can make you feel a much stronger personal connection with your space.
The use of candles can help create a more soft and ambient environment.
12. WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES
Have a movie night from time to time with a duvet and popcorn.
13. CLEAR CLUTTER
Nobody likes to live in a cluttered home, so keep it clutter free in order to reduce stress and feel more calm within your home.
14. PLANT FLOWERS
Plant flowers in your garden to make it more colourful and homely.
15. GROW VEGETABLES
There’s something lovely about growing your own vegetables; even if this is limited to herbs you grow in your kitchen.
16. FULLY UNPACK
Some people move into a home but never quite get around to unpacking. Unpack all your boxes and try to avoid having a “junk room” where you store everything.
17. GET NEW FURNITURE
Sometimes, simply refreshing your furniture can make a huge difference to how much more at home you feel.