Turning Your New House Into A Home

So you just bought your first house but it doesn’t quite feel like you. It’s time to add your own personal touches to make this house into your home.

Personal I believe there should be a focal point in every room of a home. Whether it’s the color you choose to put on the walls or maybe you want a wall hanging such as a picture, painting or even a saying to be the focal point of the room. Sometimes a person just wants a particular piece of furniture such a sofa, chair, table or the bed in the bedroom to be the focal point.

Once you know what the focal point to each room is, you’re ready to choose the colors for each room. Whether you want a happy yellow, a bold red, or serene blues. Make sure that the color reflects the feeling you want for each room. Once you’ve chosen the color you want for each room it’s time to paint each room. Choose the room you want to start in first, make sure you cover everything you don’t want any paint to get on and than you’re ready to go.

When you ask most people what room is the heart of their home, most people will tell you it’s the kitchen. The kitchen is where family meals are made and many conversations will occur. Do you want your kitchen cabins to be a cherry wood? or maybe maple or chestnut? Do you want linoleum, tile or hardwood floors. Do you want granite or marble counter tops? Whatever the answers are make sure your kitchen is a room you’ll love and will feel confident with the end result.

Most homes have some sort of yard, whether it’s big or small you want your yard to be warm and welcoming. It is the first thing people will see when they come to visit you after all. You’ll have some more decisions to make. Do you need to plant more grass? do you want to plant flowers to brighten up your yard? You can plant your favorite flowers whether that means planting roses, perennials, annuals, sunflowers, daisies, lilies, yellow/red snappers? Do you want to build a fence? How about a shed to keep all your supplies in? Maybe you want some lawn furniture so you can relax outside with your friends and family.

When it comes to turning your house into a home the most important thing to remember is that your home is meant to reflect those that live in it and evolve with them as well.