Moving into a new place can be hard, and it usually takes a while before the place starts feeling like home. You’re used to things being a certain way and you’re used to being in your bed in your lived-in home, and this one is just so bare and alien. You’ve barely gotten a chance to get used to the place.
Changing how the place looks, however, can leave a very big impact on how you feel about it, and it might be a good idea for you to start adding some personal touches. As you unpack, things will start filling the place naturally but there can still be some things missing, which is where the advice we have comes in.
Making your house look like a home is about more than just the decor, it’s also about leaving a little bit of yourself in your space so it finally starts feeling like your home.
1. Wall Art
One of the best ways to fill up your space with some personality and color without filling it up too much is to add wall art. You can get some custom paintings of things that are meaningful to you, as suggested by Instapainting, or you can hang up photographs or texture collages that you made yourself.
You can even buy posters from artists you like or movies you’re a fan of, and just generally use anything that brings you joy to liven up your space.
2. Pillows and Blankets
If you want to transform a space quickly and give it a more homely feel, try changing the textures and fabrics in it. Pillows, blankets, and other materials are the perfect way to make your space look cozy and serene. You can play along with the textures and colors to either go with the rest of your decor or stand out and add a splash of color.
We suggest getting blankets you personally love instead of worrying too much about the interior decor – yes, that’s important too, but it doesn’t matter much if you don’t even feel like the place is your home.
3. Bring in Plants
Plants have the ability to make you feel calmer and make any space look better, which is most of what we’re doing here. Humans naturally love being surrounded by nature, and there are plants that can fit into any kind of interior decor you can think of.
If you don’t think you can commit to taking care of indoor plants, you can get yourself a succulent or some low maintenance plants that aren’t easy to kill even with days of negligence. You can also bring in fresh flowers, twigs, or pretty rocks to incorporate nature in a way that doesn’t require live plants in the house.
It might be important to mention here that indoor plants can also purify the air, which can be a good thing if you’re living in a space with poor ventilation or air quality.
4. Incorporate Art Into the Space
Wall art isn’t the only way you can decorate your place with pieces of your own personality. Sculptures, vases, decorative stones, snow globes, and a lot of other items can add some color and personality to your home and make it look less bare.