If you have just moved into a new property and it’s not really feeling like yours just yet, then a bit of home renovation may be in order. To make a house feel truly like a home it has to be somewhere that you really want to be spending the majority of your time. So, if your house isn’t giving you that sort of vibe at the moment, take a read of these four tips for making your home feel more homely.

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  1. Add Those Personal Touches

Photo frames, canvas artwork and signature cushions are the ideal way to add a flourish of personality to any home and instantly make it feel more lived-in. Same too with personal trinkets that you may have kept from your childhood – don’t be afraid to put these on display for that extra sense of homeliness. Get your self a Custom Canvas at Porter Reid to Make your house feel like a home.

Decorating your home with a vase of your favourite flowers or your preferred scented candles is also another way to put a personal spin on your property and can create an incredible aroma. 

  1. Bring The Outdoors Indoors

Introducing plants into your home is a great way to inject some life into a property and instantly make it feel more homely. Make sure you’re prepared to look after your plants by regularly watering them though, there’s nothing that makes a place look less lived-in than dying plants everywhere. 

If you’re worried about attracting bugs and flies, then you could invest in some insecticide. Equally, if your new plants are attracting months, then you don’t need to pay an exterminator or anything like that, moth traps from companies such as Moth Prevention can help you do it yourself

  1. Turn Up The Comfort Levels

Shut your eyes and imagine your favourite place to be. If that place isn’t buried in a pile of comfy cushions wrapped under a soft throw lying sprawled across either your sofa or bed ready for a cosy night in, then you are doing things wrong! As we mentioned earlier, you want your home to feel like your favourite place to spend time because if it isn’t you are never going to truly settle in.

We recommend investing in a bunch of comfy cushions, large fluffy throws, a high-quality (albeit expensive!) mattress, and the best living room sofa you can afford. With these furnishings at your disposal, you’re bound to create a little cozy haven for you and your family to enjoy together.

  1. Decorate It In Your Style

To add a really personal fit and finish to your home, it needs to have been designed with your style in mind from your own imagination. This is quite easy to do if you’ve been presented with a blank canvas when moving into a new property, but if the previous owners have left plenty of their influence behind, then a place might never feel quite like yours unless you drastically alter it. 

Get yourself on Pinterest and find a design language that you would like to replicate across your home. The trick is to leave no room uncovered and then your house will finally start feeling more homely.

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