Making a house look and feel like a home depends on how we feel about the place and how we decide to decorate it. Filling it with things you love and enjoy is one of the best and quickest ways to make it appear more homey. The aesthetic of your home should be such that you want to come home at the end of the day. And doing so really isn’t difficult. With just a few tweaks here and there, you can give your home a vibe like no other. Here are a few ways in which you can change the aesthetic of your house to feel more at home.
Add New Window Dressing
Whenever you move into a new place, one thing is for certain. The windows will always be covered with plain old blinds or really boring curtains. And that’s the first thing you must change. Bringing your aesthetic into your new home can be as simple as installing a new set of curtains. This minor change can give your room character and make you feel more comfortable. The idea is to simply introduce something that you are familiar with or something that you feel positive about. Slowly incorporating other minor comfortable changes into the house will make it feel like a home.
Put Up Some Art
The next minor change that you can make in your house to make it homey is to cover the plain empty walls. If your landlord allows you to paint over the walls, you can go ahead and change the color or apply a wallpaper. Replicating the wall from your room back at home here can also be a great way of transitioning to this new life without feeling too overwhelmed. If you want something easier and quicker, you can simply put up some art, portraits, family photos etc., on the wall. You can look up some cool art pieces online or find some cheap and amazing sets at thrift stores to add character to your home. You can also change up the color palette of your room to make it more homey.
Improve the Aroma
We often associate our home with a particular smell. Maybe it’s the scent of your father’s unbearable perfume, your mum’s apple pie, your brother’s sweaty jersey or the scent of your favorite books. To make your new house feel like home, you must make it smell homey. That doesn’t mean you should pile your living room with your brother’s unwashed jerseys (eww). Instead, get scented candles and essential oils that smell nice. You can light these candles while you do your skin care routine and by the time you’re done, your room would be completely scented. When you fill your home with an aroma you like, it automatically makes the place feel more familiar.
Invest in Bedding and Throws
Soft duvets and comforters, a wide variety of colorful cotton and polyester bed sheets and more pillows than you can arrange on the bed. Nothing shouts comfort like this combination. Therefore, to make yourself feel more comfortable you can find a set that works best for you. Pillows and throws are a definite way of giving your home a more warm and comfortable vibe. You can also choose a farmhouse comforter to add to its traditional and warm aesthetic.
Decorate It With Plants
When you’re the only living person in the house, things can get really gloomy really easily. While getting a roommate is something for you to decide, you can get something else to keep you occupied. Plants, obviously. You can invest in a bunch of indoor and outdoor plants (if you have a spacious balcony) and set them up as you like. Taking care of these plants will keep you occupied and make you feel refreshed at all times. At the same time, these plants will also play a crucial role in improving the quality of air inside your apartment. Your home will automatically look more lively, happier and homier.
Apart from these, you can change the doorknobs, choose wooden hangers in your wardrobe over plastic ones, decorate your vase with fresh flowers, upgrade your bathtub, and more. While you’re at it, don’t forget to make the alterations that are actually crucial for the proper functioning of the house. Don’t prioritize changing the aesthetic of your bathtub, while you have leakage in pipes. Instead, call for an emergency plumber in Milton Keynes to fix up the basics and then invest in making the house feel homier.