How to make your house feel more like home

Your home is basically a sanctuary.  It gives you peace and freedom from the outside activities including your job. This should be enough reason to arrange your home in a way it makes you more comfortable and reflects on your personality.

Make it lively

How can you make your home have personality and look lively? You can start by adding some corkboards and bulletin boards. They basically have some details about your lives. It’s easy, put up some inspirations, magazine cuts outs, achievements, your calendars, your children’s calendars and other details in your life. Arrange them in an area where they will not look so congested but will catch the eye of your guests. They never fail when it comes to making the home more personal, stylish and presentable.

Modern themes

You do not have to over-do anything to make your home feel lively.  Simple things like accent pillows will give your home that modern 21st century touch. They come in many designs and shape. The colors and prints you choose will determine what kind of personality you have. If you are a little traditional, you could get plain block colors or fun prints. You can never go wrong with Bohemian, textured and patterned prints. For younger generations, neon and pastel colors are the style of the century. If you have a one colored theme home, you should break the monotony with some accent pillows.

Personalization your space

This is the easiest way to make your house feel homey. The first thing you should do, or think about is getting items, collections and mementos that will bring a sense of you in the home. You can do this by keeping a few personal collections on the walls and shelves in the living room and other public accessible areas. Showcasing such items can bring some kind of love and warmness into your house. 

Overdoing it might take way too much attention from the beauty and the style of the home. You should always be careful about this form of personalization. Examples of personal mementos include; shells from your childhood and other souvenirs. Take this as a perfect opportunity to showcase your work of art, materials of taste to your friends, families and guests.

Light up the place

Lighting up your home will make everything come to live. Candles and lamps are not just for illuminating the home.  You can use them to make your house lively and artistic. Modern candle lamps hold candle-shaped torches powered by batteries and come in various designs.  Lamps come in several colors and shapes; you can get one in each room to complement the colors and design. Candles give a warm, cosy and romantic ambience while lamps change the entire mood of the home.

Decorate your home

A house without decoration basically looks like a cold hotel room.  A home with the just the furniture is pretty boring and does not feel like home. To make it warmer, you could add a personalised touch and other basic decorations. Snapshots and family shots will give your home an identity.