New Home: Five Ways to Make it Your Own

Few things in life are more exciting than purchasing a new house. Putting your own personal touches in to the house will make it your home. Regardless of whether the house is brand new or just new to you, it won’t feel like home until you make it your own. The following are just a handful of ways to put your personal stamp on your new home.

Paint

Paint

The choices for paint colors are endless; it is no wonder that choosing between them is a very personal decision. Make the colors in your new home your own. Changing the color is the easiest and cheapest way to transform a room and impart your personality into the home. The color scheme of a room has been shown to have an effect on mood and energy, so choose something relaxing for the bedroom and something energetic for the kitchen.

Window Treatments

Window Treatments

Too often, windows are the neglected section of many rooms, but the right window treatments can make all the difference. Window panels have the ability to instantly warm and complete a room. If you are new to the world of window treatments, stay away from bold patterns; you’ll be happier with more subdued and mellow fabric choices.

Lighting

Lighting

After you’ve put your own touch into the walls and the windows of your new home, it’s time to focus on the lighting. Lamps and light fixtures are more important to a room than you would expect. If your style is funky and eclectic, this is your chance to have a little fun and take some chances. If you are more traditional, you may prefer something a bit more classic and simple like a nice ceiling fan.

Security

Security

While most of the changes you’ll want to make to your home are cosmetic, investing in the security of your new home is also a wise thing to do. You should feel safe and secure in your own home, and there are many security systems that can help you accomplish that goal. If you happen to live in the area where crime is common, choose a company that is well-known for their affordable home security systems.

Landscaping

Landscaping

While you are busy transforming your new home’s interior, don’t forget about one of the most important parts of your home: the outside. Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to make your home your own. Make sure your lawn is well tended and think about planting a garden with stylish bushes and some of your favorite climate appropriate flowers. Don’t stop with new bushes or flowers; nothing says personal style quite like painting the front door. Choose a fresh, modern color and grab a paintbrush. Friends will never struggle to find your house again with such an easy landmark to refer to.

For your new house to become your new home, it needs to reflect your style and personality. Imparting yourself into your home is a process that you won’t finish overnight. The ideas mentioned above are all feasible and budget-friendly projects that will help the process along.

Author Bio: Jayla Barnsen is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She loves writing on homes and the interactions with new technologies like Vivint home security. She spends her spare time hiking Oregon’s many beautiful state forests with her two dogs.

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