Moving house can be very challenging and stressful but at the same time incredibly exciting. The excitement starts from the moment you move in and begin converting your house to a home.
We all know what a house is made of, but the question is, what is a “home” made of?
Kristina Valentova of VAMA Décor, which supplies beautiful candles, glass and porcelain for homes, has kindly written this week’s guest blog.
Moving to A New Location: Making Your House A Home
Home has a different meaning to different people but one thing we all agree on is that home is a place where we feel secure, happy and can be ourselves. So how do you turn four walls and a roof into a warm and welcoming home, especially if you have moved to a new area and want to feel settled as quickly as possible?
One of the things every home should have is candles. Whether burnt while having a relaxing bath, romantic dinner, or a glass of wine with your friends, candles give that special touch and elegance to any room, relieves stress and brings a warm atmosphere to your home.
Have you ever listened to a burning candle? Not yet? Try and light a few of your favourite candles and listen how the volume goes down – listen and enjoy the peace and silence…..
Add Personal Touches and The Things You Love
To achieve that “feel at home” factor, try and surround yourself with things you love, things that uplift your mood so your home reflects you and your taste. Everyone unpacks boxes with items such as the kettle quickly but do not underestimate the importance of surrounding yourself with unpacked items which make you feel at home.
A beautiful vase, a decorative plate or unusually shaped dishes chosen by you will certainly give that small but very important touch to your home interior. Don’t be afraid of colours and new shapes – uniqueness will make your home very special.
After putting your personal touch to your home, from choosing a colour scheme to choosing your favourite home decor products, you start to realise the beauty of being at home. The smell of home baked apple pie or freshly washed linen, fingerprints on your TV or crumbs under the table, all these things may make your house become a home.