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When you move into a new house, it can take a while to get the place to really feel like your own. But there are things you can do to ease the settling-in process.
If you want to turn your new abode into your own comfortable corner of the world where you can relax after a long day, then check out these five helpful tips to introduce that homely feeling.
1. Soft Textures
Fill your spaces with plenty of soft cushions and cosy throws, and take your time choosing a selection so snug that you can’t wait to curl up in them now that the winter weather has kicked in.
By introducing a variety of textures, you’ll help your home to feel more lived in, as though you’ve gathered these blankets over years rather than a few shopping trips.
2. Fill the Walls
Another thing you should do from day one is to decorate your walls. Everything from artwork, to photographs, to your child’s drawings will give any room a bit of character.
In the digital age in which we live, most of our photographs are online, so use a service such as Photobox to move your snaps from your phone to your walls.
3. Carefully Chosen Couches
Be selective about the furniture you choose, prioritise comfort above all else and select warm colours – brown woods and plum fabrics – to give your rooms a much cosier appearance. Black and white might be a timeless choice, but these stylish shades can feel cold, especially when you’re in new surroundings.
Of course, just because you’re looking for comfort, it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. The expert suppliers at SM London stock an excellent range of furniture to ensure that your rooms are both comfortable and stylish.
4. Scented Candles
When making your house feel like a home, you should target all senses, from home-cooked meals that will make your mouth water, to the fragrant aromas of scented candles.
Yankee Candle has ruled the candle market for more than half a century and they have such a vast range that you’ll be sure to find a scent that suits your home’s aesthetic.
5. Indoor Plants
If you’re after a more natural scent, however, then instead fill your home with plant life. Your interior jungle will not only offer your home a fresh fragrance, but plants also have excellent mood-boosting properties too!
Research has indicated that proximity to nature, including indoor plant life, helps to reduce stress and improve our overall well-being – just don’t forget to keep them watered.
If you’ve recently moved house, it can take a while to feel like your own if you aren’t proactive. Have you had to make your mark on a property? Tell us about your decorating decisions in the comments below!