Now that you are done dealing with moving and storage containers, here are some ways to make your new house feel like home
So you unpacked those last few boxes, paid the moving crew, and have begun setting up your new house. Initially, things may feel weird because you are in a new space. This is completely normal. It takes time for humans to get used to new surroundings.
However, there are some things you can do to bring a sense of familiarity to your new home. Once you’re finished dealing with moving and storage containers, here are some clever ideas to make your new house feel like home.
Focus On the Bedroom First
The first thing you should do is focus on the bedroom. Considering that your bedroom is where you start and end most days, having a familiar space for sleeping can prepare you for the next day. Roll out a rug, make your bed, and maybe consider putting up some artwork to personalize the space. You want the layout of your bedroom to match your personality and interests
Hang Some Art
Hanging some wall art not only is a way to personalize your space, but studies have shown that simply looking at art, regardless of what it is, can reduce stress and make you feel better. So get all those paintings and pictures out of their moving and storage containers and get to hanging.
Adopt a Pet
Like looking at art, having a pet has been shown to reduce stress levels and make people happier. Even the simple act of petting a dog or cat can lower blood pressure and improve mood. Taking care of a pet is certainly a big responsibility, but nothing makes your house feel like a genuine home more than your furry best friend wagging their tail every time you return.
Have Familiar Smells and Scents
Several studies show that our sense of smell shares a more powerful connection with memory and feelings of familiarity than any other senses such as sight, touch, or hearing. Populating your new home with familiar scents and smells is a good way to capture the essence of your old home. Perhaps you had a particular candle you liked in your old home, or maybe you frequently made cinnamon rolls in the morning. Try to populate your home with familiar scents and smells so the space feels more familiar.