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3 Ways To Feel At Home

Shona Schmall - Monday, April 10, 2017

If you are moving or downsizing to a new location, it is easy to worry that your new location will not feel like home. If you have lived in the same place for a long time, you’re especially accustomed to home feeling a certain way. While your new location will definitely have an unfamiliar feeling at first, here are three ways to make the transition easier and help the new place feel like home.

The first way to feel at home is to decorate with the same artwork or photographs that you had in your previous home. Placing these same visuals you’re used to seeing in your new home will make it feel more comfortable. If the decorations are photographs of friends or family, it will undoubtedly make you feel at home to have those familiar faces with you!

A second thing to consider is colors. It could be the paint, furniture, or flooring, but in some way the colors shape what you imagine your home to be like. Paint color makes a huge difference in the way a room can make you feel. Shades of blue and green tend to promote relaxation and calm, while yellow is optimistic and happy. Pops of red or orange is stimulating and energizing, purples promote creativity, and white represents freshness and new beginnings. Whether you want to carry over similar colors from your previous abode or try something new, remember that it’s a fun and important step in setting the mood of your place.

The last tip for loving your new home is to embrace the positive changes. Moving can be scary and stressful, but there are always positives to being at the start of something. Maybe you end up closer to family you rarely see. Maybe you don’t have to ever shovel snow again. Maybe you’re about to meeting amazing new friends. It could be so many different things! Find out what you love about your new home and remember the upsides.

With these three tips, you will be feeling at home in no time. Moving can take a lot of work, so when you finally settle in, be sure to show your place some love!

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