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5 Ways To Personalise Your New Home

New House

You’ve just moved in to your new home and need to make it your own. There are so many options available to you, but what will turn your new place into your dream home?

First, you need to determine what your perfect dream home looks like. Does it involve you waking up in quality bed linen and being served breakfast in bed? Does it involve opening the blinds and seeing your brand new car (with that new car smell) sitting in the driveway? Or does it involve you tending to the garden and then relaxing in the hammock whilst taking in the splendour of your hard work?

Whatever your dream is, it doesn’t have to be a dream! Whilst the high quality bed linen may only cost a fewhundred dollars, that dream car will cost a little more. But there are many car loans available to you that can help you live your dream. There are also many modern hammockoptions, which mean that your garden doesn’t have to havetwo sturdy trees to hold your hammock up.

In order to make your new place your dream home, you need to add your own personalised touch. Here are fiveways you can add a little bit of you to the house:

1. Paint

Add a new coat of paint to the place. Have you considered adding a feature wall of your favourite colour? There are literally thousands of colour schemes you can choose from, so get in touch with an interior designer who can advise you on the specific colour tones for each room. Don’t be scared to take a risk with the colours. After all, it is just a wall and you can always repaint it!

2. Furniture

Choose furniture that suits you. Whether it’s a top of the line brand name piece or something you’ve fallen in love with at the local second hand shop, add it. If it’s a feature piece, design the furniture layout around it. Don’t be afraid of what you like or of other people’s judgements. This is your home, so make it yours!

3. Bedroom furnishings

You spend a lot of time in the bedroom, so make it your own. Buy quality bed linen, splurge on a good mattress and set your bedroom up to suit you, your tastes and personality. Invest in feature pieces, whether it’s an antique full-length mirror, a dresser or a rug. Just coordinate it with your bed and reap the rewards!

4. Aroma

Ensure that your new place has an aroma that you like. If there is an unpleasant smell coming from somewhere, find it and address it. If you need to get the carpet cleaned, do so. It’ll be worth it. Add your desired aroma by using candles or air fresheners. Also make sure that you find a scent that you enjoy. Every time you walk through the house, you’ll smell what you like.

5. Garden

If you have a garden, make it your own. Landscape it in a stylish way that suits you and your needs. Also ensure that the maintenance level it requires matches how much effort you’re willing to put into it. Plant your favourite flowers or just your favourite colours, and watch as the garden grows to suit you.

Whilst these ideas may sound intimidating, they should be fun. Renovating, although at times exhausting, should be enjoyable as well. The final result will be worth the effort.

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Wed, January 22 2014 » Home Improvement