Even though it’s exciting to move to a new home, it may take a little while for that new house or apartment to feel like home. You and your family might feel a little wistful thinking about the old place.

Even if you can’t wait to get started on a fresh new decorating scheme, take a bit of time at first to make your new place feel like home. Here are a few of our favorite tips to get you started.

1. Invest in Warm & Attractive Lighting

Lighting makes a big difference in how you feel about your home! If you own your home, you can replace outdated light fixtures with elegant or fun new ones to suit your taste. Renters and homeowners alike will benefit from investing in lamps to replace harsh overhead lighting. And choose light bulbs with warm colors to create an inviting space in your new home.

2. Decorate the Walls

When you hang familiar art from your old home, it’s like inviting old friends over—it will feel like home immediately. Even new art makes a home feel lived in.

Buy picture hangers with small nails to hang your art. If you rent, be prepared to spackle any small holes when you move out, or buy adhesive hangers rated to carry the weight of your art.

3. Warm up the Floors

You might have grand plans for floor renovations, but you can’t get to it just yet. If you rent, you’re stuck with the carpet or flooring your apartment comes with. The quick-fix solution is rugs. A large rug in the living room makes a huge difference in making your new place feel homey. Small throw rugs around the house brighten up the space, cover up flooring sins, and make great collectors for dog hair (just throw them in the wash).

4. Choose a Focal Point

Both renters and homeowners must contend with oddly-sized rooms, bad views, and undesirable architectural features. To make your new place feel like home and any eyesores less noticeable, choose a focal point for your room. For example, if your living room is too long and narrow, create a seating group around the fireplace. If your bedroom has a wall of ugly closet doors, cover the bed with a bright printed spread to draw the eye. Your rooms will instantly feel more like home.

5. Try a Little Wallpaper

Brighten a dark corner or make your stark room feel more comfortable with removable wallpaper. These temporary wall coverings go up easily and won’t damage the wall underneath. They’re easy to install and remove, so you can choose something you love and when you’re ready for a change, it’s no problem.

Few Moves Moving Company is the best full-service moving company for your next move. We have all the needed resources, licenses, and insurance to make your move easy and fast. Call Few Moves today at (919) 999-6201 in Raleigh or (910) 512-6999 in Wilmington, NC to plan you move to your new home, or request a free quote online.