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3 Ways to Make a House Feel Like Your Own

Moving into a new house is exciting but after move-in day has come and gone, you may not find yourself as comfortable in your new place as you were in your old. But have no fear, we’ve listed three essential tips on how to make your home feel like your own.

Implement Your Favorite Things

What’s a home without your favorite things? This is your home after all, so make it show. Follow your favorite style and implement it as you wish. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain of your style choice to make it personalized to your liking. Do you like the bohemian style but also have a love for industrial pieces? Incorporate your favorite items into your home to make it feel more comfortable and inviting to you.

Also, don’t forget to involve the entire family. If there are certain hobbies or interests they have a passion for, use it. Making a home truly feel like a home is accomplished by implementing everyone’s favorite things.

Also see: 10 Ways to create a cozy home

Make It Cozy

Have you ever walked into a hotel and noticed a distinct pleasurable scent? That’s because they are doing their best to make you feel at home. Utilizing comforting scents throughout your home eases stress and helps you relax.

You can also make a home more cozy by using as many comforting items as you can. This means you should aim to purchase furniture that is comfortable. Don’t opt for a couch that looks nice but feels like a stiff board when you sit on it. Who can truly get comfortable on a couch like that? 

Another great idea is to utilize throws and throw pillows to make seating or bedrooms more inviting.

Make It Fit Your Daily Life

Functionality is important in a home. Do you truly want to live in a home that doesn’t suit your daily needs? If you are used to throwing your keys down on an entry table and kicking your shoes off at the door, be sure to incorporate a friendly sitting area near the front door so you can do just that. 

Always adjust your home according to your lifestyle. Whatever makes your daily life easier, do it. It will lessen your stress and make you feel like everything is exactly where it needs to be. It may take some time to get it all right, but it will absolutely be worth it when it’s all said and done.

If you are currently in a home that just doesn’t feel like your own or in an area that you aren’t quite intertwining with, don’t hesitate to explore more options. Knoxville real estate has plenty of great homes just waiting for you to make it your own.