Turn Your House Into Your Home

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There’s a big difference between a house and a home. A house is just a building; it could have people in it or it could just be an investment. A home is special. It’s unique to you and has meaning to your family. However, there are plenty of homes that don’t feel home-like, and plenty of newly-rented apartments that do. All the interior decorating expertise in the world won’t make a house feel like home to you, but here are a few tips that can help.

Antiques

Houses have walls and roofs. Homes have history, and antiques go a long way towards adding the depth of years to your house. Obviously they need to harmonize with the design of your home: ornate Victorian pieces will look out of place in a midcentury modern house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. Finding an antique tall case clock Cranbury NJ or your area can make your entryway or living room feel more lived-in and give a sense of history.

Plants

A house isn’t a home until it has life in it. You already live there, and so does your family and maybe even your pets, but nothing adds life and joy to a space like plants. Healthy plants show that you care for this space and maintain it. Additionally, they clean the air in your house and are shown to reduce stress and add beauty.

Personal Touch

A personal touch is what makes a house into a home. Framed photos, souvenirs from your travels and family heirlooms are all part of that personal touch. They are the things that say this isn’t just anyone’s home; it’s your home.

Whether you’ve lived in a place for years or just a few weeks, you can always make it feel more homelike. Making the place your own is more important than anything else.

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