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8 ways to turn your house into a home

8 ways to turn your house into a home Author: Style At Home

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8 ways to turn your house into a home

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, from the unpacking stages to the decorating phase. But how do you make that new space feel like it was designed just for you? A house, after all, is just a structure with four walls and a roof, but a home has character and soul and reflects the individuality of its owners. Whether you’ve bought a new build or are moving into a rental property, turning your house into a cozy home is a necessary step in making you feel comfortable in a new space.

These eight simple additions to your home’s decor offer a lot of impact, making your new space feel like it was built specifically with you in mind.

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8 ways to turn your house into a home

Gallery wall of family photos

Hanging personal photos or favourite artwork is an easy way to bring character into your new space. Create a gallery wall of family photos in a high traffic area of your home so loved ones are always close by.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tracey Ayton Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Cozy rug to tie the room together

Cold and bare floors can make a room feel sparse and unfinished. Tie your living areas together with plush rugs underfoot, opting for colours complementary to the room’s furniture and walls to define the space.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Barry Calhoun Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

New light fixture

A new light fixture can make all the difference in a new space, especially in rental properties that don’t allow for bigger renovations. Invest in a new chandelier above the dining table or a pendant light over the kitchen island for an instant transformation.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Virginia Macdonald Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Crown moulding

Want to take your new build from cookie cutter to home-sweet-home? Install some crown moulding where the ceiling meets the wall for a sophisticated, custom look.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Monic Richard Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Signature scent

Giving your house a signature scent is a surefire way to make you feel at home after a holiday abroad or long day at work. Light your favourite candle or essential oil for an hour in the morning so the scent still lingers when you return home at night.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Michael Graydon Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Removable decals

If the landlord isn’t big on you painting the interior of a new rental, stick some easy-to-remove decals on the walls – not only does your space get an instant splash of character, but you can switch them up easily whenever your tastes change.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Robin Stubbert Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Sentimental accessories

Incorporating personal touches into your new space will bring back those fond memories that make a house feel like a home. An oversized canvas with subway stations or street names from your old neighbourhood will bring a bit of your past into the present.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

8 ways to turn your house into a home

Flowers

A fresh bunch of blooms is an easy – and beautiful! – way to bring life to a space. Display in minimalist areas of your house that need a little bit of personality, like the kitchen and bathroom, choosing bouquets that reflect your signature style.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Donna Griffith Credits: Style at Home

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