5 Simple Ways to Make Your New St Bernard House Feel Like Home
You just moved into your new house! Congratulations! Your house is exactly what you wanted, and you can’t wait to start making it your own. As you look around at all the boxes just waiting to be unpacked, it can become a little overwhelming. But don’t worry, it will all come together, and it will be your kind of fabulous. So how exactly do you go from an empty house filled with moving boxes to the cozy, comfortable home you’ve always dreamed of? Well, here are 5 simple tips to help make your new St Bernard house feel like your home in no time.
Nothing spruces up your home more than fresh cut flowers. Flowers not only smell amazing but add a special touch of beauty to any space. They have a calm, relaxing nature that just makes a person happy. Not only are they beautiful, they smell amazing. Make a trip to a local flower market and grab your favorites. You won’t believe how fast you will start to feel at home.
Artwork and Family Photos
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to you? Do you have a favorite piece of art that you purchased? Does it have a special story behind it or remind you of a special time in your life? Do you prefer adorning the walls of your home with family photos to create a family gallery? You may even have a special piece of furniture you collected from an antique dealer or on a special trip. Do you have a special item from a great grandparent, or something you saved from your childhood? Whatever type of art you love, put it on display. Having your special items visible to admire will take you back and make you feel right at home.
Stock Your Space
It’s hard to live out of moving boxes. So often during a move we can misplace essentials. Although these are the first things we may need, we forget what box they are in or we may have decided, as the old saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. The thought of purchasing a new toothbrush, shampoo or even food is exciting when moving into a new place. So, go for it! Get down to your local store and stock up on your essentials. When you have your “stuff” available it makes the transition to a new home so much easier. Spend some time shopping for these items and organizing them to your needs. You’ll be amazed how at home you feel when you can find all your favorite items.
Smells Like Home
Have you ever walked into someone’s house and the smell immediately made you feel at home? Maybe when you were searching for your new home with your realtor or when you visited a builder’s open house there were freshly baked cookies on the counter. Sounds weird right? But it makes perfect sense. Those smells can take you back to your childhood or remind you of a meal you shared with family around the dinner table. Since you have stocked up on essentials and food now, get in the kitchen and bake something. What reminds you of home? For many, it’s chocolate chip cookies or baked chicken. What is it for you? Have you ever heard the saying “The heart of the home is in the kitchen”? I believe this is a true statement. But what if you don’t like to cook or bake? First, you buy the premade cookie dough and all you have to do is pop it in the oven, instant cookies. Still too much? There are tons of essential oils, candles or plug-ins that smell like cookies, or whatever homey smell you love, that you can buy. Now, it smells like home.
Friends & Family
Nothing feels more like home than being surrounded by friends and family. Have a small housewarming party, backyard barbeque or even a crawfish boil to welcome friends and family into your new home. Share stories and lots of laughs with the people who mean the most to you. Making memories in your new home will certainly make you feel settled. Just relax and enjoy some time with loved ones.
Close your eyes for a moment and think about home. What do you see? Smell? Is it photos from the last mardi gras? Family crawfish boils? Your grandma’s gumbo? Whatever takes you back and makes you feel at home, prioritize those things first to start making your new house feel like home. Whatever you imagine, fill your home with love, laughter and memories. There is no better place to be than your home. It should be exactly as you’ve always imagined.
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