How to Make Your New House Feel Like Home

When you move into a new house, unpacking is just the start of making the place feel like your own. It’s normal for the newness of a house to get in the way of truly relaxing there when you first move in, but there are a few steps you can take to make that feeling of home set in. Start getting the most from your new house with these tips to make it really feel like home. 

Decorate the Walls

Hanging wall art can dramatically impact the way you feel in a space. When you start hanging artwork, suddenly you see your own tastes and personality reflected. If you don’t have any artwork yet, buy pieces that connect to you and that mean something, like a painting of a favorite vacation destination or a piece by a favorite artist. Mix up your artwork with framed pictures of you and your loved ones, so you feel surrounded by the things that are important to you. When a room goes from a blank canvas to something that you recognize as your own, you’ll feel right at home. 

Stay Tidy

It’s almost impossible to avoid messes and clutter when you’re unpacking, but your house will feel more welcoming if you do your best to clean as you go. Getting comfortable in a space that is dirty, disorganized, and cluttered is difficult, so focus on keeping things as together as you can. It also helps to do a major cleaning of your new house before you start unpacking, even if it looks clean on the surface. Doing so will give you a sense of control over the space, so it feels like yours. 

Take Cues from Childhood

Many people think of their childhood homes as comfortable places. Taking some decorating cues from your parents or incorporating items from your childhood home into your décor will make your space feel more familiar. A few carefully chosen items, like a game you used to love to play or a music box you had in your childhood bedroom, will do the trick. 

With outstanding community amenities and high-quality features, you’ll find it easy to make your new Castle & Cooke house feel like home. Get more information about our new house communities in Sierra Vista by calling (520) 378-5110.

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