Moving into a new house is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This is especially true if you are a first-time homeowner. Turn your new house into a home with our handy tips for moving into a new house.
Make It Yours With Personal Touches
Your new house isn’t perfect, but with some tender loving care you will easily be able to turn it into a comfy, welcoming location. The colors, textures, and decorations could probably use some personal touches. Thankfully, you don’t need to re-paint entire rooms of your house to make it aesthetically pleasing to your decorating tastes.
Add little touches here and there to make the home yours. These decorating tips for moving into a new house has simple projects you can do in a short amount of time.
Stencils – Paint designs with stencils to add style to walls and archways. Consider crawling vines, stars, hearts or whatever design you favor.
Plants – Houseplants turn a dull corner into a vibrant section in no time flat. A fern, spider plant or any indoor plant breathes life into your home instantly.
Collections – Do you collect plates, silverware, books, vintage movie posters or pot holders? Place your favorite collection prominently in your living room.
Artwork – If you love Flaming June by Frederick Layton or Relativity by M.C. Escher (or any other artwork), that gigantic print will liven up your wall instantly.
Area Rug – An area rug adds color to hardwood floors and even plain carpets. Put an area rug under your dining room table or coffee table to add a splash of color.
Lighting – Bright lighting can change a room’s look and feel with the flip of a switch. A lamp in that dark corner makes everything better without having to re-do the overhead light fixture.
Make New Memories
Even though you just moved into your new digs, you can still make memories the same day you nestled into your dwelling. Gather in your new dining room with family and eat your first dinner in your new home. Take pictures of the event so that you can look back on the day as the time you started a new life. Make sure that everyone gets their favorite food to eat.
Here are some tips for making your first night after moving into a new house memorable:
Movie Night – You may not have cable yet, but unpack your TV, DVD player and maybe a couple of speakers to have movie night. Dig out your favorite movie and watch it together as a family or with friends in your new home.
Invite the Neighbors – Chances are that your neighbors came over to introduce themselves when you moved in. Invite them over for dinner and make some new friends. Dinner doesn’t have to be elaborate; consider take out food or pizza delivery.
Play Hide and Seek – Play hide and seek with your family – or even if you’re just a couple. What’s a better way to get to know your new house? With the boxes, closets, and furniture everywhere, there are plenty of nooks and crannies offering sneaky hiding places.
Play With Pets – Moving is hard on pets, too. Play with Fifi or Fido in your new digs and see how they react. Take a video with your smartphone and make a memory of your dog or cat romping around the house.
Integrate Your Heirlooms
There are many sentimental items you take with you to your new home. Display these treasured possessions prominently to make your house feel like home.
Photos – A few photos on the wall or on your dresser can go up in seconds. They don’t have to be organized, but turn your dull spots into a wall full of photos of your loved ones.
Children’s Artwork – If you have kids, you already know how much you prize their scribbles from when they were toddlers or just learning how to pick up crayons in kindergarten. Grab a few refrigerator magnets and post the artwork on the fridge on your first night in your new home.
Family Treasures – That old dresser from your great-grandma forms the centerpiece of your bedroom decor. Dust it off, set it up and put the clothes in the drawers so you have a bit of your family’s tradition already in place.
How We Can Help
On the Go Moving and Storage makes settling into a new home easy. We care about your treasures and furniture just like you. We promise you’ll have a painless moving experience from the first box we pack to the last item we carry off of the truck. Contact us today, and let us show you what we can do. Moving into a new house is already stressful enough. We’ll take care of the logistics so that you can get started transforming your new house into a home.