The housing market is starting to improve, and more people are choosing to move home and make a fresh start in a new place. This is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Not only do you have to arrange the move but you have to think about renovating and decorating.
You either love decorating or don’t, but whatever type of person you are, you will want your new house to feel like a home as quickly as possible. Of course, this will happen gradually over time, but if you want to speed things up a little, take a look at some of the tips below.
Paint the doors
One of the first things you can do to customise your home and make it more “you” is to paint the interior doors. Painting the interior doors is much easier and much less labour-intensive than painting the exteriors ones. It’s also a simple way to introduce a new colour scheme.
Have a think about the colour scheme for your home, remember that it doesn’t have to be uniform and that different rooms have different purposes. For this reason, it’s a good idea to choose active colours for active rooms and passive colours for places of rest and reflection.
Change the lighting
Lighting isn’t always the first thing you consider when you are moving into a new home, but it can significantly change how quickly the space starts to feel like your home. Lighting is functional, but it can also be stylish, so pick the lampshades and light positions that suit you best, and consider coloured light or dimmer switches for some of your rooms.
Hang some photos
Phots are one of the best ways to make a house feel like a home. Even if you still have a ton of renovation, hanging personal photos give the rooms a sense of comfort and community. The sooner you customise the space for you, the sooner it will become your home.
If you’re like most people these days, you will have a load of digital photos but very few that you can use offline. However, there are a few options. One way is to take your pictures to a local printing service on a USB stick; the other option is to buy a digital photo frame that offers a slideshow.
Change the faucets
When you move into a new home, the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom might need replacing. Even if they look okay, it’s a good idea to change them to a style that suits you better. This also means you know exactly how long you have had the faucet and when it again needs replacing.
It might seem like a minor thing to you, but changing a faucet can make a significant difference to your living space. Changing small details here and there makes a huge impact, and the faucet is very central. This also gives you a chance to update the faucet and buy a modern one.
Upgrade the basics
It’s the small things that make a big difference when you’re customising a new home. Handles in the bathroom, faucets, showerheads, and lighting, among other things, will contribute to how personal your home feels. If something is not your own, consider swapping it out.
Paint accent walls
Moving into a new home, especially one that requires renovation work, can be a daunting prospect. There is so much to do all at once that it’s difficult to know where to start. The good news is that you don’t have to do everything right away to customise your home.
First, think about the colour scheme you want for your home overall and for individual rooms. Next, choose a wall you think would make a good accent wall and paint it. Painting accent walls changes the entire dynamic of the room and sets it up for future customisation.
Install rails and ramps
If someone in your household has a disability, you will need to customise the home for them before they move in. The living space must be configured for disabled people for their comfort and their safety. This might involve installing rails, ramps, and utilities.
Installing rails and ramps in a new home is one way to customise the living space for a disabled person; the other way is to buy a home using NDIS housing options that is already customised for the inhabitants. These homes are specially designed, so that little or no renovation work is required.
Buy fresh flowers
If you believe that changing the kitchen faucet will transform the look and feel of your home, then you’re going to love flowers. Fresh flowers in the home make an enormous difference to the rooms in your home. Flowers change the smell and bring aliveness to your space.
If you want a different vibe for different rooms in your home, buy a flower selection. Then, walking through the home, you will get a different experience in every room. Alternatively, you could buy the same fresh flowers for each room and associate yourself with a single fragrance.
Buy some rugs
Rugs are another brilliant way to customise your home. As with faucets and flowers, large shaggy rugs can instantly make your home feel comfortable and personalised. So even if you prefer bare floors, it’s a good idea to have a rug here and there to sink your toea into.
People prefer bare floors because they are easy to maintain, especially if you have a busy home with lots of footfall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a rug. Choose a room where shoes are not allowed or one upstairs to give your home the luxury treatment.
Deep clean the space
It’s so obvious it hardly needs to be said, but cleaning your new home thoroughly is the best way to start making it feel like your living space. When a place starts to smell familiar, it starts to become your home; a deep clean is also a good benchmark to set right at the beginning.