How to Make Your New House a Home

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 1:00pm.

There's more to being a new homeowner than simply unpacking boxes. Once you’ve got the keys in your hands, it’s time to make your new house a home. Don’t worry, this is the FUN part of being a homeowner! Here are some quick tips to help get you started.

1. Start planning small updates.

Make a list of simple DIY projects you want to take on, such as painting the walls or changing out light bulbs. These easy things can start to make the home feel like your own. Checking these off of your to-do list is a satisfying feeling,


2. Add some greenery.

Not only do plants create a warm and inviting environment, they’re great for air quality in your new home. Whether you’d opt for a contemporary vase or a farmhouse mason jar look, adding plants to your interior adds life. You can even put a touch of green in rooms with less natural light. Click here for a list of houseplants that thrive in low-light areas.

succulent plant


3. Find decor that works for you.

Whether it's throw pillows for the couch or new bathroom towels and curtains, it’s time to start shopping for decor that fits your sense of style. We asked our professional Stagers at Northrop Realty for one tip to change a room, and they recommend trying monochromatic tones with pops of color. Try picking a color to base the room on, and choosing varying shades of that color to accent the rest of the space. Adding these small aesthetic touches will make you excited to come home to your new space, without breaking the bank.

Bed with throw pillows


4. Add small tokens.

Place meaningful objects like books, mementos, artwork, and more things that represent you throughout the home. Personal touches will help you settle into your new home and help it feel more comfortable to you.

Styled book shelf

5. Freshen up!

There's a reason why candles are so popular. Good smells can boost your mood! Buying fresh linens, opening up the windows for some fresh air, using candles, scented sprays, or plug-ins can all help your home smell (and feel) clean and fresh.


Take some time now to make your house feel like a home! These five simple tips will help you make the space feel like YOURS and leave you saying, “There’s no place like home." All images sourced from Unsplash.

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