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How to Turn your House into a Home

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After a long hard day at the office, most people just want to go home and relax. You spend most of your life dreaming about a calm and relaxing homely space to retire to every evening. When you envision this place you see yourself raising a family there, hosting guests and friends and most importantly, rejuvenating your energy after a long day of toiling out in the world.

Once you have saved up enough money to buy or rent out a house, your first mission is to turn it into a home. Below are some tips on how you can accomplish this no matter how big or small the space is



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1. Introduce a centralized light fixture

Placing a new light fixture can make a huge difference in a new space. Placing it strategically over the dining table, over the kitchen table or in the hall way of your home foyer will create a homely feeling. Light fixtures are fragile and expensive; so keep in mind that when you move houses, you will require professional installation and removal of all light fixtures.

2. Opt for more Neutral hues

When choosing a base colour for all the rooms in the house, it is advisable that you stick to a natural colour pallet. This way you can go crazy with the furniture and accessories however way you like. Invest in colourful and light accessories such as lampshades, cushions, ottomans which can be easily switched up over the years.

3. Pay attention to your floors

One sure way of uniting everything in a room is through floor décor and accessories. Carpets and rugs are a very important factor to consider before you choose most of your furniture. Introducing warm textures in every room will instantly change the feel all around. It will transform any cold space into a warm homely one.

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4. Customize each room

If you are moving into a house with your family, it is important to make them feel like they are in control of their space. They should also stand out as individuals. In every room occupied by a different person, seek out their ideas on the type of style they desire and let them choose their own accessories.

5. Storage

Stick to the walls. This is the golden rule of all home and décor experts when it comes to storage. You need somewhere to store all your items, for books it is a bookshelf, for clothes you have your chest of drawers and the wardrobe. All these furniture storage items should best be kept along the walls of the room. This way it will create an illusion of space and cease from interfering with the rest of the furniture.

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6. Art work and photographs

The type of artwork you place in a home is highly based on personal taste. Some people like large statement pieces while others opt for quiet, more neutral pieces. Whatever your taste is, this is a great way to add that personal touch to your home. Placing your own personal memories up on the wall in the form of beautifully framed photographs is also a superb addition.

A home should be your greatest asset and investment. This is where you spend most of your life. Therefore, take your time and make sure you make it the most valued space in your life.
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