Whether you have just purchased a new house or have been living in the same place for awhile, it’s easy to get caught up with your busy lifestyle and forget to put time and effort into making it a nice place to be. Don’t let your house become just a place to store your things and sleep. Let your personality shine through it and transform it into a homey space that you are excited to come home to each day. Here are some of the best unique touches to make your house really feel like a home.
Hang Art and Photos
Nothing will make a space feel cold and uninviting faster than blank walls. Hang art and photos on your walls to give your home a more personal and unique touch. Look online for gallery wall inspiration and invest in a level so that you make sure everything is straight. Hanging things up will only take an afternoon yet will make such a big difference.
Changing out harsh white light bulbs in favor of warmer, more yellow lighting will make your house feel instantly homier. You may also consider adding some different kinds of lighting, such as cove lighting or fun lamps, to make your home more inviting.
A touch of green on your window sills, shelves, or tables is sure to make your house feel more lived-in. Many house plants are easy to care for, requiring very little time and attention, but the joy they will bring to your home is unparalleled. They also give you something to take care of other than yourself which can be an escape we all need. Better still, they even help to increase the quality of the air! Just be sure to purchase non-toxic plants if you have children or pets.
If you have hardwood floors, a few strategically placed rugs can really add a splash of your personality to your house. Plus, they take practically no time at all to “install”. Be sure to measure any rugs you plan on purchasing first to make sure they will fit your space properly, and voila! Your house is a home.
In lieu of paint, you may opt for a fun vintage-inspired wallpaper to liven up your space. Peel and stick wallpaper is not the wallpaper of yesteryear – installation is a breeze and it comes off just as easily without damaging what’s underneath. Be careful though – a little bit goes a long way, especially with busier prints. Consider starting with a small accent wall. You may be pleasantly surprised at the difference it makes.
Every aspect of your life will improve once your house truly feels like a home. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when making changes to your interior spaces and you might just surprise yourself.