There’s a significant difference between a house you live in and a home. Houses are places you go to at the end of the day to sleep and eat, but homes are where you thrive and get to live. Here are some of my tips to turn your house into a forever home where everything is comfy and cozy.
Organize Everything Thoroughly
The easiest way I can tell a house from a home is homes are clean and organized, and houses don’t have a specific location for everything. Everything in a house is somewhat transient since you need to move things constantly, and the potential of moving into a new place is continually looming. If your house is more permanent, don’t be afraid to find a place for all your items and have a fun organization system. You can find organizational bins, baskets, and drawers in a home.
Get Handcrafted Furniture
A fantastic way y’all can turn your house into a home is to make it uniquely yours. You can have a home where every piece of furniture is something you bought from a store, but handcrafted furniture gives your space a special feel. The difference between handmade and mass-produced furniture is that it’s unique, built to fit your home’s specific requirements, and lasts throughout the years. This way, you won’t need to buy new furniture every few years.
You are, little by little, collecting little tidbits and knickknacks full of personal meaning. Unfortunately, people often relegate these items to cluttered shelves or disorganized bins in their houses. To truly make a home, all these special items should have a place where you can showcase and adore them.
Carefully Fill Your Space
Another way to make your house a home is to fill it with personality and elements that accentuate the space. For example, rugs, lights, and smaller furniture can make your home feel like a place where you live instead of a place where you hang up your hats. Be careful, though, as it’s easy to go overboard and accidentally fill your home with too much stuff. You should feel comfortable in your home, not stressed out about too many items.
These are a few of my tips to turn your house into a forever home, but there is so much customization that you need to fit your specific needs. A house will feel like a home when you do all the above, but y’all also need to make it fit in with you and your family’s unique lifestyle.