Good Guys Guide: Making Your House A Home
Anyone can own a house, but it takes a concerted effort to turn a house into a home. Adding a personal touch is just a small part of what you’ll need to usher in a warm, welcoming atmosphere for your family and friends.
So how can you transform a drab space into one that exudes sophisticated comfort? Try these tips on for size!
FIND YOUR GREEN THUMB
Nothing gives the sense of freshness and life quite like plants. Your local plant nursery will have a variety of cost-effective options. Grab a few small indoor plants and place them throughout the common areas in your home to spruce things up and add freshness to the air. You can also try growing herbs in the kitchen to use when you cook.
Dig up your old books, trinkets, mementos, and souvenirs. They can be a great conversation piece and add a personal flair to any room. Try decorating your place with personal affections and folks will feel right at home.
DECORATE SPACES THAT RECEIVE LITTLE ATTENTION
Take a quick look around your house. Are there any blank walls or areas that need attention? Decorate those spaces! It could be a hallway or the corner of your living room. If a space is blank, it has no character.
THROW A RUG DOWN
A nice rug can accentuate a space in a way that few other items can. If you have hardwood floors, a rug will absorb some of the excess sound and add a colorful palette to the floor below. In a carpeted space, rugs can help bring out particular colors as well. Look for warm colors!
Store bought items are nice, but nothing says “this is my house” like something you’ve made with your own bare hands. Find something you would enjoy creating and start a project! It could be a custom headboard for your bed or a chair for your patio. The possibilities for DIY décor projects are endless.
MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU LIVE THERE
A home can be clean, but still appear lived-in. Items like blankets, pillows, lamps, books, and electronics will give guests the sense that someone uses the space regularly, which adds to a homey aesthetic.
If you’re still settling in, try throwing a housewarming party. Your family and friends can help fill your space with personalized items that show off your character. Plus, who doesn’t like gifts?
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