We finally have the keys and have started moving stuff over to the new house ready for moving day which is next Monday. At the moment it is very plain jane and doesn't feel like home. I know it will feel more like home when we move the rest of the stuff over next week and we can finally get settled in then. Now brings the task of making our house home, our home. I have no idea what decor to choose and what coloured furnishings to buy yet. As you can see our living room is cream, so I'm not too sure what decor will match.
We actually had a surprise when we visited the house after signing for the keys, the landlord had very kindly painted the whole house for us! Saving me a lot of time which was fantastic. Even though I had already bought the paint to paint it all white I am very grateful. The whole house is now cream, so I have no idea what colour to do Amelia's Nursery as it was previously lilac and white and her new furniture is white.
Her cot right now is a dark brown and the rest of the furniture is white, however we will be buying a white toddler bed for her when she is ready so I'm not too sure what we will be doing. I am thinking of painting it back to the way it is now and having it like above. The wardrobe will last her for years to come as well as the chest of drawers. Click here for more children's furniture choices.
I love the feel of a new home, the freshly painted walls, the cleanliness, deciding where to put this and that and debating over what buy. You can make your house a home too and it doesn't have to cost a bomb! The whole idea is to personalise the space that you live in. Whether you have just moved in or are sprucing a house you already live in, just add a little of yourself into the space. Home should be inviting and looked lived in.
Here are just some of the ways that you too can make your house a home:
1. Add some colour You don't need to paint the walls to incorporate some colour into a room. Think pillows, throws and curtains. These will make all the difference and completely transform a room.
2. Flaunt your photographs I think that photographs really make a house a home. Photographs tell the story of your family. These don't have to only be professional ones, buy some cheap frames and show off some of your favourite photos.
3. Lighting A little light goes a long way. Lighting can change the way a room looks. Candles can create memories by making occasions special. It's a good idea to keep a few in the cupboard and also scatter a few around the house. I love lighting a few candles, especially in the winter it gives the room a more homely feel to it.
4. Organisation A little organisation goes a long way. Perhaps a bookshelf, a shoe rack or even a hallway seat. Having somewhere to keep things tidy is always great even though they may be cluttered you can always hide them away too.
What makes your house your home?
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