How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home
When you move into a new place, you expect to feel at home once the boxes have been unpacked and everything is put in its rightful place. However, that’s not always the case, especially if you only plan to live in this space for a year or two. Feeling at home is all about perception, and there are ways to make your home feel more like home. Here’s how:
Art & Photos
You may be waiting to find a new piece of art to replace one of your old pieces, or maybe you are just putting it off for a rainy day, but hanging art soon after you move in has its advantages. Simply looking at art has been shown to make people feel happy and less stressed. It is also a great way to add some of your personality to your home. Surrounding yourself with things you love will make you feel more at home.
Soft, Cozy Items
Even if your furniture is not the most comfortable, you can increase comfort by adding soft throw blankets and pillows. If your living room feels drab and lifeless, add color with patterned couch pillows and a colored blanket to complement. These cozy items will make the room feel more inviting and homey.
It is hard to feel completely comfortable in a cluttered or dirty space. Keep your home clean by sweeping and vacuuming regularly, wiping down counters and other surfaces, washing your sheets and towels regularly, picking up trash, and clearing clutter. You will be amazed at how much a clean home can make you feel relaxed.
You don’t want to clutter your home by bringing along your old high school notebooks, but you can bring in a few items that remind you of your childhood home. Perhaps a figurine that you kept on your shelf, old beloved board games, or a piece of furniture from your old bedroom. These items can bring comfort by just looking at them, so bring them along to add a sense of home to your new living space.
Poor lighting or fluorescent lighting can really put a damper on the mood you are trying to set in your home. For a more homey feel, your light fixtures should emit warm whites or yellows. Place an attractive lamp on a side table or some battery-powered flameless candles on your mantle or coffee table.
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