Moving into a new property, especially if you are a first-time homeowner, is an incredibly exciting prospect. However, it can take a little time before the empty rooms begin to feel truly like a place you can call home. In addition to bringing your own designs to a living space, there is also the element of time, which allows for the development of daily rituals built around a property.
There are a few ways that the sense of home can be accelerated and, with any of the following seven tips, you can help your new property to feel more personal and welcoming in a much shorter period of time.
Curate An Aroma
The sense most closely associated with memory is our sense of smell. Even a single and brief scent can transport an individual back to their childhood. With this in mind, it can be remarkably valuable for homeowners to curate an aroma in their homes, such as with candles or incense. These distinct aromas might soon fade into the background for residents but their presence will ensure that living spaces feel more personal.
There are a number of ways in which colour affects our mood and there are a number of studies seeking to discern the ways in which the colours we surround ourselves with, through clothing and interior design, actually change our personality. Be sure to introduce your favourite colours to your new property, those that help you to feel better connected with a space.
Make It Cosy
Comfort is key and the moment a home starts to feel embellished with cosy assets, from comfortable mattresses to warming blankets, the moment residents will start to feel safe and relaxed. Cosiness can also come from other assets, which might explain the popularity of summer houses and log cabins for sale as residents seek to create spaces dedicated to relaxation.
Frame Your Life
Whether it is through photographs of your favourite folk or paintings that capture and express your personality, hanging frames and decorating living spaces with the images that bring us joy have a profound effect on a space, helping it to feel more personal.
Welcoming others to your space prompts a sense of ownership, encouraging residents to take on the role of host, while also helping to instigate events that generate memories. The more time that a living space is shared with others, the more special and meaningful it will feel.
Clean It Out
For those who have taken on a home that was previously owned, cleaning can be an important hurdle. This not only allows the opportunity to remove any unwanted furniture and elements of decor but also ensures that a living space is a blank canvas, free from old, occasionally intangible, associations.
Humans have a strong, instinctual connection to nature and can enjoy the same sense of belonging at home by introducing natural elements to their living spaces, whether in the form of luscious green plants or with natural light welcomed in through large and clean windows.
See the infographic below for more information on the beneficial connection we have with nature and ways you can incorporate nature into your spaces.
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