Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like Home After a Move

Last updated on October 12th, 2023 at 11:14 pm

Moving into a new house can be exciting, but it takes some effort to make it feel like a 'home'.

Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like Home After a Move

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Moving is never easy. You are supposed to create a homey atmosphere in a space you’ve never lived in before. If you’ve lived in your old house for a long time, you may take this move as something sad. However, you should always remember that this is nothing else but a new start. You get a chance to start your life in a new house, in a new street, maybe even in a new town. Make sure that this is a positive change. The way to do this is to do everything properly. The first thing on this list is to make your new house feel like home.

Clean the House

If you’re moving to a newly built house, you shouldn’t get surprised when you realize the place is full of dust and dirt. Even if this is not the case, once you get to unpacking the boxes, you’ll be the one who makes the mess.

On the other hand, cleaning the entire house will help you make it feel like home. Make sure to dust all of the rooms, wipe all the windows down, and clean all the floors. Seeing every corner of the house and making it flawlessly clean will make you feel like you’re at home.

Organize Everything Well

When it comes to moving, planning is everything. Staying organized is the key to have this big change feel like it’s really not a big deal. Once you plan the move properly, everything will run smoother. The other thing you need to plan is the arrangement of your items.

If you go straight to unboxing and placing them all around the house, you’ll make a mess and you won’t really make your new home feel like it. Instead, make sure to think well about the items and their perfect placements. Keep in mind critical places such as closets and drawers and work your way through the rest of the house.

Arrange Your Bedroom

Speaking of critical areas, your bedroom is definitely one of these. Nothing makes your house feel like a home like a perfectly comfortable bedroom. Another benefit of arranging the bedroom first is that you’ll have space where you’ll be able to rest while arranging the rest of the house.

The best way to make your bedroom comfortable is to go for some neutral colors. You should include as many throw pillows as possible and you should look for some cute carpet and some roman blinds as well. These things bring texture to a room which makes you feel like you’re on a cloud, as a result.

Get Some Books on Those Shelves

Nothing is more valuable than a home library when it comes to home décor. If you’re a passionate reader, then you must have some favorite books. Make sure to place them on the shelves as soon as you get the chance to make your house feel homier within seconds.

If you really love to keep things organized, there are a couple of tricks to help you do that. You could arrange the books by your favorites, but that is only possible if you’ve already read all of your books. On the other hand, you could arrange them based on the genres, alphabetically, by colors, by seize or height, or by author.

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Plants can quickly change the entire feel of an empty room

Bring in Some Houseplants

Houseplants are what every house needs. They will definitely make your new house like your home since they will bring in life and freshness with them. If you’ve had plants in your old home, then they will make you feel like you’re at home even faster. Nevertheless, new plants will do this rather quickly as well.

Depending on the conditions in your new home, you’ll know which plants you’ll want to get. All you need to do is ensure a space with enough natural lighting for the plants to thrive. Make sure to water them regularly and you’ll be happy to enjoy all of their benefits!

Display Family Photos

When a whole family moves together, the move doesn’t seem to be as stressful. You do change your lifestyle, but you know that you’re not doing it on your own. Instead, your whole family is there and that is really something to look forward to.

Family is the warmest thing in the world and setting up your family photos in your new home is definitely a thing to do as soon as you move in. Make sure to get that hammer and nails and start hanging up the photos. If you’re not sure about the photo placement, you can always use removable picture hanging hooks which will make this decision much easier while still make the house more personal.

Bring in Some Cute Aromas

Another way to make your new house feel like it truly belongs to you is to make it smell nice. This is also a way to make your new home feel more comfortable. We all like nice smells and there is no better way to start your life in a new house than by lighting up some candles.

The candles are perfect since they really smell like heaven. Make sure to pick the ones you find most relaxing and bring them to your new home. That way, you’ll feel peaceful and calm and you’ll associate these feelings with your new home.

Mimic Your Routine

The most important thing to remember is that walls and furniture don’t make a home. You make it with your family and your routine. That is why maintaining your routine is essential when you move.

For instance, if you’re used to getting up early and taking ids to school, that doesn’t have to change just because school is now on your spouse’s way to work. You can still do the things you used to do in the old home – don’t forget!


Changing homes can seem a bit challenging. Even if you find it stressful in the beginning, with these tricks it’ll become a piece of cake before you know it. You’ll be able to enjoy every part of the process you’ll look forward to make memories with your family in your new home!

Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.

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