5 Tips to Turn a House into a Home

Posted By bizcor bizcor @ Mar 27th 2018 10:40pm In: Residential Real Estate

 If you have ever walked into a friend’s house and immediately felt welcomed and at home, you may already know the difference between a house and a home. A house can be impeccably decorated and sparkling clean, but still feel sterile and even inhospitable, while a home may have chipped paint, toys on the floor, and windows that are smudged by the fingers and noses of children and pets but will still make you want to stay for another cup of coffee or another 15 minutes of conversation. Because we make homes our business, we’ve compiled this list of tips to help you create the welcoming home of your dreams.

Matchy-Matchy Feels Sterile and Unimaginative

Yes, it is easier to buy the entire living room set, coffee tables, lamps, and all, but when you take it home, your living room will look just like the display at the store. A house feels homier when you furnished with things you love. Put your grandmother’s footstool in front of the overstuffed chair you bought because it reminds you of the chair your husband was sitting in when you first met him. These are the items that make a house a home, and because you purchase them in pieces over time, it helps keep the expenses down.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

Beige walls, a beige couch, even beige bed linens add up to a boring life. The personality of your home can be lost in a sea of beige. Paint that kitchen your favorite shade of red, or, if that is too much commitment, just paint an accent wall or use a colorful throw pillow; the rest will come naturally after a while.

Say No to Fancy Artwork

When trying to make your house feel homey, expensive art work is the first thing to throw out the door! Intimate family photos look great placed gallery style behind the sofa. For those with small children, spend a little bit of money on frames for your kids’ art work; nothing says home better than a wall of cutely framed finger paintings!

Lighting is Important

While overhead lighting is great for family events, it is the task lighting that shows your house is truly a home: a reading light next to the best reading chair in the house, a disco ball in the game room (yes, they are back in style!), or even an Eiffel Tower nightlight in the bathroom. This souvenir of your last vacation works as a reminder of the fun you had and keeps guests from stubbing their toes in the dark.

Love Your Home

It may sound corny, but if you don’t truly love the house you live in, it will never feel like home. If you find yourself turning your nose up at the views outside your window, or grumbling about a lack of storage space, or avoiding certain rooms altogether, it may be time to start looking for the HOME of your dreams! Contact us today and discover what Sunset Realty Services can do to make your next home your forever home!


Share on Social Media:

Comments (0)

Be the first to comment on this post!

Post a Comment

Email not published - will display gravatar if available
scroll up