Helpful Advice to Make Your New Home Cheerful and a Welcoming Place
As the famous saying goes, 'Home is where the heart is.'
10:15 04 March 2020
So, naturally, you should pour your heart and soul into decorating your new home in a way that will make it warm, cozy, and inviting. Homeowners tend to beautify their homes and make lasting impressions when they only have company over, but what about the home’s own residents? An inviting home is an ideal place to live in; you’ll escape the world and all your troubles, and kick back and relax.
Amidst the unpacking of endless boxes, you might be wondering how you can make your home cheerful and welcoming.
We’ve gathered a few tips and tricks that will make your new house warm and cozy.
Establish a homey environment immediately
It’s hard unpacking right away after the hectic process of moving, and it’s even slower than usual when you’re moving abroad. If you happen to move overseas or you’re moving to the UK, then consider unpacking quickly and don’t live among the piles of boxes. Living in a new country is already overwhelming, so you need to become familiar with your surroundings, neighborhood, and immediately start working on creating a homey environment. This will eliminate all feelings of loneliness and homesickness.
Everything starts with the entrance
Your home’s entrance has the power to leave a lasting impression with your guests, or even yourself when you’re coming back home after a long day. Leave a nice doormat and a couple of plants outside. Then, add a rug, a console table, and a mirror in the entry. This way, you’ll be met with an inviting nook the moment you walk in.
Create mood lighting
Lighting is everything when it comes to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Creating multiple sources of lighting establishes a magical effect on your home’s ambiance. Having a variety of lighting fixtures has the ability to either expand a room or create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.
Add personal touches
Your home is basically a reflection of who you are; so, naturally, you should add memorabilia that you’ve gathered over the years as design elements. Consider having a wall of framed photos with pictures of your friends and family, or if you’re a collector of any item, consider displaying them proudly. Sharing your memories as design elements will garner a warm and personal vibe more than you know.
Choose comfy furniture
Since most of the time, you’ll spend at home will be in the living room, then having a comfy room is essential in creating a cozy vibe. Consider getting intimate seating with cushy sofas and add warm and fluffy texture by sprinkling around fluffy throw pillows and a warm and lush rug. Layering with different textures is guaranteed to create a warm vibe.
Opt for diversity and sleek arrangement
Choose a diversity of furniture elements as well as a plush ottoman or an armchair with its own fluffy blanket. Sometimes getting a mixture of different furniture pieces will create a lovely atmosphere. As for arranging the furniture, if you live in a small home, make sure to leave enough space to move around so it would look comfy but not crammed.
Choose the right color scheme
It’s a no brainer that colors have the ability in setting the tone and mood. When setting up your new home, consider including warm and light colors in your color schemes. Creating a contrast of colors is also essential in leaving a lasting impression. Cooler colors tend to enhance a room’s visual appearance, but warmer colors tend to establish a more vibrant and homey element.
Don’t forget other rooms
As much as the main seating area should be the ultimate comfy place, you shouldn’t forget about other rooms like your bedroom, kitchen, or even the bathroom. Add comfortable and welcoming design elements in each of these rooms. You can opt for plants, shelves to organize your items where you can also display your precious belongings, and invest in luxurious bedding.
Create specialized nooks
Creating nooks will definitely establish a homey vibe and enhance your home’s ambiance more than you know. Consider your hobbies and, based on them, establish a nook that you’ll feel comfortable spending time in. If you’re a book lover, create a reading nook with bookshelves and an armchair. If you’re a coffee aficionado, consider creating a coffee corner with various coffee blends and your coffee maker.
Moving into a new home is challenging; yet, trying to create a homey atmosphere is key in making your new home cheerful, welcoming, and cozy. Consider the aforementioned tips and include your own personal touch to establish this warm vibe. After all, this home is your haven and it should be the ideal place to reside in.