Easy Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like Home*

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. But, the stress of purchasing a house and the amount of time spent on sorting out all the legalities and paperwork can leave you wondering if it will ever become a reality. Then, just when you thought it would never happen, here you are surrounded by cardboard boxes in your new living room!

As well as feeling excited about the move, you may feel a little overwhelmed too. Adjusting to living somewhere new can feel unsettling, but trying to make it feel like home can help you feel settled much sooner. 

Start Unpacking

Living out of suitcases is not only frustrating, but it also feels like you are only staying temporarily in your new home. If you are sick of rummaging around trying to find things that you need and are fed up of tripping over boxes, then it’s time to start unpacking. Being surrounded by the familiarity of your belongings can help you to feel more at home, and will make it far easier to find things too!


Ready to Redecorate

Living with someone else’s décor can prevent you from feeling at home even once all the boxes are unpacked. This is especially the case if their interior design style is not your cup of tea at all. To get yourself enthusiastic about your new home, why not seek out some inspiration to help you put your stamp on it? Looking through interior design magazines and websites is a great starting point for any decorating project. You are sure to find an impressive array of decorating ideas to consider for your home.

Transforming a home from drab to fab doesn’t come cheap. If you are desperate to make your décor dreams a reality, you may start looking for a fast loan in the UK to get started on your project. Alternatively, you could makeover your existing furniture to suit your new home and cut costs. Focusing on making over one room at a time is an excellent way to spread the cost of redecorating too.

Take a Step Back

After all the stress of moving, you probably feel a little drained. Giving yourself space to take a step back and appreciate the fantastic achievement of buying your home can help you to feel more relaxed. Putting pressure on yourself to feel settled will have the opposite effect. Giving yourself the time and space to adjust to your new surroundings will allow it to feel like home without forcing yourself to feel a certain way.

Be Social

Having friends over is an excellent way to celebrate your new home. Spending time with friends in your new home will help you feel relaxed and a little more settled. Giving your friends a guided tour and hearing their positive comments about your home will help you feel good about it. Having fun in your home sets the tone for many happy times to come, and is an excellent excuse for a housewarming party!


This post is a collaboration where money or goods were exchanged for it to be published; however, all opinions are my own.

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