Tuesday 3 June 2014

Quick & easy ways of making your new house a home.

If you’ve just moved into a new house then there’s a very good chance it won’t feel like a home right away.  It takes time for you to get the place just how you want it and add those little idiosyncrasies that make it unique and special too you.

However, there are a few simple things that can get your new house feeling like a home in no time…

Moving house is stressful and time consuming, so it can be all too easy to just leave stuff in bags and boxes until you can be bothered to unpack everything.  However, the longer you leave it, the longer it’ll all stay packed away.  Just get it done as soon as possible so that all the boxes are gone and you don’t feel like you’re living in a perpetual state of moving house.

Focus on soft furnishings and accessories
Aspects of the rooms such as carpet and wallpaper may take a little time to get sorted and just how you’d like, so focus on accessories and soft furnishings if you want to give your rooms a more homely feel.  Furnishings such as cushions and curtains can make a huge difference, with some available pretty reasonably priced at www.onlinecurtainfabrics.com.  Accessories such as photo frames (with photos) can really add some personality to a room that doesn’t feel like your own.

Work on the bedroom and living room first
It makes sense that you’ll want to focus your initial attention on the rooms in which you spend most of your time, which will most likely be the bedroom and living room.  By focusing on these rooms you will feel much more at home as you relax and watch TV or go to sleep.  These rooms are also probably the easiest to accessorise with your knick-knacks that you’ve brought from your previous home.

Get the kids involved
If you have children then getting them involved is the easiest way to make a house feel lived in!  This doesn’t mean get them to move boxes etc. but you could get them to do some drawings to put on the walls or even to unpack their toys in their room.  They’ll no doubt make a mess but that’s part of the charm, right?  The sooner they settle in, the sooner you will too.

Have a house-warming party
When you move in to a new house it’s the done thing to have a party to celebrate.  Many people don’t like to do this too soon as they want the house to be a bit more presentable before they show it off, but if you do it sooner rather than later then it can really help you to settle in.  You’ll get used to cooking in the kitchen and having people round will create a nice atmosphere.  You might even get a present or two as well!  Here are some tips on throwing a great dinner party with minimal stress.

*  Guest post courtesy of Online Curtain Fabrics *

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