According to 2015 National Association of Realtors Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, the millennial generation represented a large share of recent property buyers. After entering the new space they can finally call their own, there are some additional challenges ahead. Equipping the space with items that will breathe life into it in order to create a comfy home is one of them. Now, this might sound expensive after already significant investment in the house, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Make Your House A Comfy Home

Upgrade the Furniture

Say that you already have some furniture in your new house but you do not like it very much. There is no need to fall into despair and spend money on new pieces. Sometimes, all it takes is a little paint job, new covers and cozy soft cushions. However, if you lack furniture, you can save by buying used items at flea markets. Use your DIY skills to make some pieces yourself. Wooden pallets can become a bed, old ladder – shelves, etc.

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Space for Yourself

After all this time you finally have a house of your own. Since you have probably moved in with a spouse and children, you will still need some corner where you can relax. Depending on your preferences, you can make a reading nook (all it takes is a book shelve, cushions or a chair and a soft rug). If you are a movie aficionado, however, a small home theater (you can use a smartphone projector) will do just fine.

Curtains and Rugs

There is nothing like walking barefoot on a soft rug. Select from an area rug or wall-to-wall. Some floors will give you no choice, a damaged parquetry will require wall-to-wall, with others the choice is entirely up to you. Still, according to people from Zado rugs, area rugs are better if the space is exposed to moisture. The sunlight is mostly our friend, but not in the heat of the day, and we rarely want curious neighbors’ eyes peeking inside. Curtains will provide your comfy home privacy and additional decoration.

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Plant Life

Incorporating nature into a space is always a great way to add liveliness and colors. In fact, researchers discovered that plants inside the house can benefit you physically and mentally. They can fight pollution and colds, increase humidity, improve your mood and enhance cognitive function. A couple of large plants will be enough to reduce stress and purify air.

Colors and aromas

Create an inviting atmosphere by introducing warm and neutral colors into your home. It is an affordable painting option, because you will need only one neutral shade and pops of rich warm color you can add through accessories, rugs, curtains and furniture. Consider khaki + rustic ruby, pale peach + citrus orange or cognac + ecru. For the end, inject that extra comfort with your favorite aromas using scented candles and incense sticks.

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Clean and Tidy

Clutter makes people anxious and uncomfortable. Organized and clean space will reflect an image of a happy home. If you do not have a lot of storage space, and not enough money to invest in shelving and closets, use handy organizational tools, such as baskets and furniture pieces with hidden storage. Do not crowd your space with too many elements.

Minor changes can do a lot to turn a simple and foreign space into a comfy home, where you can imagine yourself growing old.

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Marie Nieves


Sydney, Australia

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favorite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Most of her free time at home she spends walking her Labrador Retriever named Max. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design, and a regular author on Smooth Decorator.

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