(Closed) Making a house feel like "home"

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@roweboat:  Did you bring any pictures with you?

I found that putting up familiar pictures on the wall really helped me. Some I’ve had since I was a kid, some are ones that my parents had on display, some are just framed photos of family. That was the single biggest thing that helped me make the house feel like home.

Also try candles… they create a warm, inviting atmosphere. And keep lots of cozy throw blankets around πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Home is so much more than four walls, it’s the people in it and the things around it….it’s dorky but I’ve lived all over this damn planet, and everywhere I went I took an old horse shoe from the family farm and hung it over the door, I just always told myself, no matter where I go, THAT thing means home….also strike out and find the three things any girl needs to survive…a sandwich shop, a day spa and a bakery…once you have those the rest is shoes and hairdressers!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@roweboat:  pictures of your family and don’t understimate the power of food lol something your mom made for you or that was a local favorite ^-^ and if you do decorate some more add some hints of your families house. seems wierd but we allways had sweet grass baskets on display and i find myself really missing small stuff like that lol good luck

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@roweboat:  You are halfway home lady!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m was an army brat growing up, so I completely understand your feeling.  Candles help a lot.  Furniture, that even if not expensive, suits your personality.  Rugs.   

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Curtains and rugs are my faves and warm tone wall paint

Post # 11
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Busy bee

My big thing is photos. Moving dorms/apartments in college and to a new apt now and then looking at a home for after the wedding, it’s the pictures that I care most about. With those everywhere feels like home.

That and Mr. O of course. πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Paint!  We painted our entire house colors we love and it instantly made it feel more “ours.”  Also pictures.  I love having pictures of family/friends all over the house.  I live far from my family, so seeing their faces and memories of good times together makes me feel closer to them.  My husband wants more “art” and less pictures…but I win that argument every time πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not sure if you have a yard, but when we moved interstate I’ve found gardening a really rewarding way to nest a bit πŸ™‚ It’s nice to start something that will grow with you in your new house and it’s not too expensive upfront to just get a few plants or seeds.

I found meeting people through work a great way to get out and see my new city and feel a bit more at home in it, so I hope starting your job goes well for you. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The biggest thing for me is my cat!! I recently moved, and it was eerie how quickly our old apartment felt like it wasn’t home. As soon as we got the cat in the car, that place wasn’t home. There’s nothing like coming home to an adorable ball of fluff. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cooking and baking! We live in basically what is a construction zone, a little tiny add-on room off the garage, while my husband renovates the house. The kitchen is halfway torn down but I still have the 1960s appliances that came with the house. Nothing makes it feel homier and cozier than a homemade apple pie, pumpkin muffins, or a yummy pot roast in the crock pot!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For me it’s having something that comforts you, something that excites you, and something that needs you. We have cozy blankets and yummy-smelling candles to set the mood for each holiday, I look forward to coming home and cooking meals in our kitchen with its funky fifties black-and-white tiles, and we have a fun little fish and plants that need to be taken care of. I think the candles are my #1 ‘home’ thing, though, because it’s great to walk into a room and have a comfy scent that gives you memories of pleasant things. 

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