You spent months looking for that perfect new home, but now that you’ve actually moved in, you don’t feel as excited about it as you initially did. For some reason, you just don’t feel at home in your new property and are starting to wonder if moving was a mistake. Before you panic about the fact that you’re living somewhere that you don’t feel at home in, it’s important to realise that you’re not alone.
When we move to somewhere new, we all feel the same. A new property won’t just instantly feel like home, it takes time to put your own stamp on the place. The good news is that you can make any place feel like home, it’s just a case of knowing how to go about it. With that in mind, below are some tips, tricks, and ideas for making your new property feel more welcoming and homey.
Unpack your favourite things
If you are yet to unpack your favourite things, start unpacking. Of course moving into somewhere new is going to be a little daunting, but once you’ve got your own things around you, you’ll feel right at home. Even if a lot of your stuff is in storage, unpack the items that you’ve brought with you. It might sound odd but hanging up a clock that you’ve always had or a piece of wall art that you love can be all it takes to make you feel more comfortable.
Get your internet and TV services sorted
A major downside to moving to a new home is that it can take weeks to get your internet and TV services hooked up. There’s nothing worse than being in a new place with no internet or television to keep your mind occupied. So as soon as you can, get in touch with a specialist company to see when they can get your internet, phone line, and TV sorted. Say, for instance, you need a new TV aerial installed, instead of waiting for the provider to do it, consider using a specialist service. It might cost you, but at least it will make the process a little quicker.
Add familiar scents
Believe it or not, scents can evoke emotions. Say, for instance, your parents alway lit vanilla candles while you were growing up. The scent of vanilla probably reminds you of being safe and sound at home. So to make your new home feel more familiar, add familiar scents to it. Is there a certain candle scent that you love or a reed diffuser that you always had in your old home? If so, invest in the same scent for your new home. Be it scented candles, potpourri, or a reed diffuser that you choose to use, it doesn’t matter. All that matter is that you make your new home feel wonderfully familiar.
Plan the updates that you want to make
The chances are you don’t plan on making updates to your new home right away. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning for them. Spend some time browsing online for ideas and inspiration, so that you get excited about your new home again. Once you start to see the potential that your new property has, you’ll soon start to get excited about it. Especially, if it offers you something that your old property wasn’t able to, such as the possibility of having an en suite bathroom.
It will take time to adjust to your new home and feel comfortable there. However, once you’ve settled in and put your own stamp on the place, you’re sure to love your new home.