When you just move into a new house, or even if you have been there a while, it can take some time to feel like a home. Turning it into a home is all about incorporating your personality into the home, and adding elements that make it a more comfortable, aesthetic and welcoming place to be.
It can seem like a lot of work to turn a house into a home, but that doesn’t have to be the case. With that in mind, let’s go over 10 of the best and most unique interior design elements to make your house a home.
Get Some Custom Artwork
One of the best ways to add your own unique touch or personality to make your house a home is to add some artwork. Sure, you could add some general pieces, but you could also take this a step further and get some custom pieces. There are companies that can help by doing simple photo to painting work, to turn your favorite photos into a real piece of art that can be shown off with pride.
Use Colors You Enjoy
Few things can turn a house into a home quiver than an updated paint job. Choosing the right colors can instantly revamp your house and make it feel much more homely. Also, in addition to painting the walls, also consider the colors of the furniture, decor, tables, chairs and other items in your home. Of course, it is also a good idea to refer to a color wheel to make sure the colors you choose work well together, or if they have the potential to clash.
Do a Little DIY
If you build or create some of the items in your home, it can help you build a deeper connection to it. It will also help you inject some of your own personality into the home. This could be building a table, constructing a cabinet or even just refinishing some wooden furniture. Of course, be sure to only do work that is in your wheelhouse. If you take on too large a job, you could end up needing to call in a professional to fix your mess.
The Right Lighting
Lighting can make a big difference in how your home looks and feels. You want attractive fixtures, that give off light that won’t be too bright, but still helps you see easily. You should look for light tones that are comfortable for your eyes, and potentially even solutions that allow you to dim. Getting new fixtures and/or bulbs can be quite affordable if you do some research and shop around.
Upgrade Your Linens
Freshening up and updating your linen closet can be another great step to take. This includes getting new bedsheets, pillowcases, blankets, and even towels. This is a very affordable way to change up the look of your home and make it your own. In addition to the standard linens, consider getting a new bed and couch pillows, as well as cushions for the chairs. All of these decisions are made with comfort and warmth in mind.
Add Some Window Treatments
If you simply have your windows always open and exposed without any sort of window treatment, the room will look unfinished. Look to add some signature window treatments to every window, to not only provide you with better privacy but also give your home a little facelift. You want curtains or blinds that are made of quality materials, and fit the overall look of the home.
Incorporate Decorative Bowls and Trays
Most people have a number of items that simply don’t have a home. This could be your keys, some lip chap, or other items that you want close by. Instead of leaving these laying around on a desk or table like most people do, there is another way. By adding some nice bowls and trays, it can help to collect these types of items in a more orderly fashion. There are several different styles and colors of these bowls, so you should be able to find something that matches your style.
Bring the Outdoors In
You want your home to feel alive and thriving, and one of the best ways to do this is to bring some greenery inside. This could be some flowers, a nice plant, or even your own mini garden. Of course, once you bring these plants and flowers inside the home, be sure to care for them. Get them the right amount of water, and the right amount of light, and they should thrive.
The Beauty of Candles
Candles are another way to help add a little warmth, comfort and relaxation to your home. No matter your favorite scent, you can make your home smell like it with a candle. This can help you really give your home that nice personal touch. In addition to smelling great, candles can also provide subtle lighting and can help keep your home lit during power outages. They are great to have in many rooms, just be sure to watch them and put them out when leaving a room.
Make it Function the Way You Want
While an attractive and aesthetic home is great, you still want it to function. You can incorporate things you use a lot into the design of your home, so you don’t need to go searching in storage to find them when you need them. This can be done in a way that is still clean and attractive, only provides much greater functionality. Having a house that functions the way you want can really make it feel like a home.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you turn your house into a home with unique design elements.