Five Ways to Make Your New Place Feel Like Home

June 29th, 2016 Paul Dekker

unpacking new homeMoving into a new home or apartment is a big change, and once you have finished unpacking and have had a few days to rest, the first order of business is to make this new space feel like home.

As you are decorating, keep these five tips in mind to help create the cozy and welcoming environment that will allow you to see your new space as “home.”

Update Hardware

A simple way to make your space feel more “you”, replacing door knobs, handles on cabinets and light switch covers is both inexpensive and impactful. A pop of color or a bit of crystal can go a long way in making your space a homey one.

If you are renting, be sure to keep the originals on hand so you can switch them back when you move out.

Hang Photos

There is no quicker way to personalize your space than with a few photos. Instead of putting this project off until the walls are painted and all the furniture is arranged just right, use removable picture hanging strips so you can move your pictures later without having to worry about holes in the walls.

Add an Area Rug

Looking to add some extra warmth to your space? Rolling out a cozy area rug is a quick solution that will up the comfort factor while you are still painting and updating furniture. The living room and bedroom are two of the places where area rugs will have the most impact, providing both you and your guests with some added enjoyment.

Cast Warm Lighting

The right lighting can go a long way to improve your mood and your homes aesthetic, so take some time to arrange floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces when you first move in. This will cast a warm glow throughout your space, creating cozy spaces for reading, crafting and all the other activities you love.

Incorporate Statement Furniture

Especially if you are moving into a home or apartment that is larger than your previous one, new furniture is a must. Instead of sticking to basic, neutral pieces, let your personality shine through with stylish, high quality furnishings you can see yourself using for years to come.

For individuals living in the Listowel, Ontario area, Conway Furniture has a wide selection of high quality furnishings that will meet all your style and comfort needs. Start your search with us online, then visit our showroom at 5663 Line 86 (just East of Listowel) to see the pieces you love in person.

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