Transitioning Away From Apartment Style

Ways To Make Your House Feel More Like A Home

by June Holland

When you are living in a house, whether you just moved in or you have been there for a while, you might still feel as if you are living in a space that is not entirely your own. Making a house feel like home is about more than just being in the house for a prolonged period of time. And if you are in such a situation, you may find yourself wondering how you can make your house into a comfortable, cozy, and inviting home. Get to know some of the ways that you can do just that. Then, you can start transforming your house into a home. 

Paint the Walls

Oftentimes, when you move into a house, the color palate is pretty bland and neutral. Most people selling a house are told that it will sell better with white or off-white walls. This allows buyers to imagine themselves in the house more easily. 

However, once you move in, the neutral wall colors can feel sterile, bland, and impersonal. As such, one of the best ways that you can go about making a home from your house is to buy yourself some paint and change up the wall color. If you are apprehensive about going too wild with your paint colors, start small. Paint the kitchen or your bathrooms. You could also just opt for painting your master bedroom. Once you see how painting one room can transform the space, you will be ready to make every room more personalized. Before you know it, your space will be unique to you.  

Hang Up Your Photos

While most photos are digital today and are limited to social media feeds, there is something to be said for printing out photos and displaying them in your home. Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than personal touches, and framed family and personal photos are a great way to get the job done. 

Go through photos that you already have prints of (if any) and see if there are any you would like to display. Then, go through your digital photo collection and see which would make great additions to your home decor. Try to choose photos that make you especially happy or that have particular meaning for you as these are the photos that will create the most "homey" vibe.

You can have these photos printed through online services like Shutterfly or through various stores like Walmart and Walgreens. Then, all you will have left to do is your picture framing and hanging. 

Now that you have a few ideas about how to make your house feel more like a home, you can get the process started as soon as possible.