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How to Make Your House More Homey

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When you move to a new home, it’s nice to add a personal touch to the property and make it feel cozy. It’s also great to update your existing property with a lick of paint and some new decor to make it feel more homey.

You don’t need to spend large amounts of money to make your house feel like a home. The smaller touches often make the biggest difference, such as the artwork on the walls or the cute home accessories that you place on the sideboards.

Plus, getting a home warranty plan will save you more money in the long term. You can stay protected when areas of your home get damaged and need repairs. By saving money on repairs, you can spend more money on cute, homely touches.

Here are some cost-effective ways to make your property look and feel more homey.

Switch Up Your Artwork

When you walk into a room, the artwork on the walls is the first thing that you see. Walking into a room that is filled with exciting and colorful art will immediately make you feel settled and cozy.

If you want to make your house feel like a home, try hanging up art that means something to you. Maybe it’s a piece painted by your favorite artist or something you’ve created yourself.

For those of you who have children, why not hang up their masterpieces around your home? Make them feel proud of their work and decorate your walls at the same time!

Place Down Large Rugs

If you have hardwood flooring or tiling throughout your property, placing down large fluffy rugs can add to the ambiance of your home. Not only do rugs feel lovely and soft under your feet, but they also make your home much warmer and cozier.

Rugs can be expensive or budget-friendly, depending on the size and material that you choose. Consider your budget and find some rugs that suit your needs and fit perfectly into your rooms. Ideally, the rugs should cover three-quarters of the open space in a room.

Declutter But Keep the Sentimental Items

In recent years, there has been a huge shift towards living the minimalistic lifestyle. A home that is cluttered often doesn’t feel cozy. Instead, it feels inconvenient and chaotic.

Decluttering your home will create more space in your property for enjoyable activities with your loved ones. Take some time to declutter and get rid of the things that you no longer need or want. Give things to your friends and family, take them to the charity shop, or throw them away in the skip.

At the same time, it’s important not to go overboard with the decluttering process. You will want to keep a few sentimental items displayed around your home to add a much-needed personal touch. When you can spot sentimental items that are precious to you and your family around your house, it will start to feel truly like a home.

What do you think?

Written by Marni E. Goldberg

Marni E. Goldberg is a journalist covering the financial market and graduate of Wharton School of Business. She loves cooking, travelling in her spare time, and spending quality time with her family.

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