For many of us, moving is an exciting time.Perhaps we are going to a new school or city and starting on a brand new adventure, work-wise. Otherwise, we might just be upgrading, or trying a different area. However, sometimes there’s no alternative and, if you’re facing a move you aren’t looking forward to, it can be difficult to fall in love with your new abode. Here are some simple fixes that will make you feel more enamoured with your new home, and take it from just somewhere you lay your head at night, to a place you can welcome friends and family proudly.
- Front door
Nothing is more welcoming than the perfect front door. If it’s one you chose yourself, you will feel as if you’re being welcomed again into your home again every time you return. There are a huge variety to pick from and, especially if you’re looking for something bespoke, you can learn more here about the different kinds of secure and attractive front doors you might be looking for.
This is the perfect way to start making your interior feel like you, but on a budget. If you want to do more fast, then it’s important to set a limit on spending and research ways of making your cash go further so you can make your mark on the space. If you aren’t going to one big change, but rather lots of smaller changes and hitting as many rooms as possible, then this might be the right option for you.
Scent is very important, and it can be incredibly disconcerting to be in an environment that just doesn’t smell like home. If you’re struggling to feel present, then bringing yourself into the moment with a signature scent can really help make a room feel like your own.The sense of smell is closely linked with memory as well, so if there’s a candle,oil, or diffuser that you associate with a positive memory, that’s the ideal choice for feeling more settled in your new home.
Sometimes a new house or apartment can feel like a stranger’s house, as you bounce from place to place not quite knowing how or where to settle. You don’t yet have your own nook, and maybe it’s hard to concentrate on things. This is natural, and it can take a few weeks (or even months) for us to feel comfortable in a new place. Whatever it is you like to do at home, carve out some time to do it and make the location of your hobby as accommodating as possible. Maybe that’s about rearranging the kitchen so it suits you if you’re a home cook, or carving out the perfect reading nook. Start with a space you will enjoy spending time and then the rest can follow on from there.
- Spring clean
This can be a great way of feeling more in tune with your new home. Once you’ve cleared out the cobwebs from the corners, and felt like you’ve been in every cupboard, you’ll really start to feel as if you belong there.