If you’re trying to give your house more of a homey feel, then you might be finding this quite the challenge. However, it doesn’t have to be too difficult, because there are a number of things that you can change in your home, without making it too complicated, and yet these small things will add up to create a large impact. If you don’t know what kind of things we are talking about, then it’s a good idea that you have come across this article because that’s what we’re going to be discussing. So, if you want to know more about the simple transformations that you can make to give your house a homey feel, keep reading down below.
Decorate The Walls
The first thing that we are going to encourage you to do is decorate the walls. A new coat of paint or getting some new wallpaper can make a world of difference to the home, even though it’s something so simple. If you head down to your nearest DIY store, you can browse a number of paint samples that they have on hand, and if nothing jumps out and catches your eye, then some stores will even mix colors for you to create the perfect blend for your home. Not every room in the house has to be the same color, which is why you’re probably going to need to pick out a few, rather than just focusing on one.
To choose a color or some wallpaper, think about the items that are already in the home. Try to come up with some ideas that are going to match the furniture that you already have so that you don’t have to replace anything. This isn’t going to be a huge problem for most people as most furniture is relatively plain, but this is different for everyone.
Pictures Of Loved Ones
Something else that you should consider to make your house feel more homey is having pictures of loved ones around. Friends and family members are going to be the most important people in your life, and it isn’t going to feel like your home until you have pictures of them around. Memories are always nice to see, especially if you are having a bad day or are missing them. You don’t even have to have this in your living room if you don’t want to broadcast them to the world, but have them on your walls or in your own room.
Get some pretty frames for the photos, or make a memory wall to look at whenever you feel like it. If you find yourself quite a creative person, then you can always undertake a project to create a large collage of the photos. It will bring positive vibes to the home, and remind you that there are always people out there who love you.
Think About The Bedroom
You’re also going to have to think about your bedroom. Some people say that home is just four walls, but it’s much more than that. It’s about being safe, happy and comfortable, which is why you need to have a bedroom that you love. Make sure that you have a good quality mattress, bed frame, some drawers, and other storage options. All of this will come together to create an awesome room, and if you have one of these, your house is going to feel more like a home.
Try to do this in any of the guest bedrooms that you have as well. The reason for this is that while you have people staying with you, you want them to feel at home in your home. You’re obviously not going to be able to personalize the room, so just make it general but try to incorporate things that typically make people think of home.
What About Kids?
What about kids? If you have kids, then your house already probably feels like a home, because home is wherever the little rascals are. But, you still want to ensure that they feel like they are at home too, which is why you should try to make their bedroom and their playroom as special as possible. If you’re pregnant and you’re going to be bringing a new life into the world soon, then you might want to start looking at ideas for baby girl nursery as well as a baby boy if you don’t already know what you’re having. But, if you don’t want to do this and you want to stick with neutral colors, that’s fine too as long as you fill it with nice things.
The playroom is another deal altogether. You want to have most of their toys in here, and this is their space. It’s where they can feel comfortable, play, and be happy without creating a mess in the rest of the place! It’s not difficult to make a small room into a playroom, but it gives off a completely different feel in your home if you have one.
The More, The Better
If homey is what you’re going for, then the more stuff you have, the better. The minimalist trend is great for those people who are organized and don’t like mess, but clutter brings a warmer feeling to the home. Bookcases, furniture filling up the rooms, kitchen appliances on the counters rather than put away in the cupboard, and other things like this give your home a more homely feel.
We’re not saying that everything has to look messy, but it feels warmer and more snug when the home is full of your belongings.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now understand some of the simple transformations that you can make to give your house a homey feel. If you take the advice that we have given you, you should feel a difference in your home in no time, meaning that you get what you are looking for sooner rather than later. Good luck, and have fun with it!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.