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8 Ways to Turn Your New House into a Forever Home

Moving into a new house can be exciting and daunting, especially when it comes to making it feel like home. It’s natural to want to personalize your new living environment to represent your taste and style, but where do you start? Fortunately, there are various creative ideas out there to help you create a comfortable and customized space.

As Merry Maids® home cleaning professionals, we’ve seen a lot of beautifully personalized spaces. With our wealth of knowledge in home maintenance, cleaning, and organization, we’ll highlight eight must-have pieces and DIY projects that can help transform your new house into a forever home.

1. Eye-Catching Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a perfect way to showcase your favorite photos, artwork, and memorabilia. Choose pictures of different sizes and frames that complement your chosen wall color. Incorporate creative DIY photo frames, such as repurposed vintage books or DIY pallet frames, for added personalization. To ensure your gallery wall looks polished, map out your design before nailing in the frames. For best results, hang the gallery wall at eye level and in a space that will turn heads, like your entryway.

2. Cozy Bedroom

Enhance the coziness of your bedroom by layering up the bedding and adding various textures, such as throw pillows, blankets, and rugs. To add a personal touch, DIY your headboard by repurposing an old wooden door or upholstering a board with any fabric you choose. For added comfort and style, incorporate task lighting, such as side table lamps and picture lights for the artwork above the headboard.

3. Customized Shelving

Shelves are not just for storage; they are also decorative pieces. Become your own craftsman by creating unique bookshelves using crates, cinder blocks, or even repurposed ladders. Always start by measuring your space and carefully selecting the material for your project. Don't be afraid to paint or decorate the shelves to tailor them to your taste. This way, you’ll have a space that suits your mood and decorative style.

4. Statement Rug

A statement rug can really tie a room together by adding color, texture, and a cozy feel. Consider choosing a high-quality and environmentally friendly rug that complements your room's existing colors and décor. A rug made from natural materials like wool or cotton not only adds a cozy feel to the room but is also versatile and durable, lasting up to 30-50 years with proper cleaning and maintenance.

5. Custom Wall Art

Custom wall art is a great way to add personal touches to any room in your new home. For instance, you can try creating your own custom canvas by painting a piece of fabric or using a stencil to carefully apply paint onto the canvas. Alternatively, print a favorite quote on a canvas with your chosen font and color. Another option is repurposing an old window by painting or framing a piece of art onto the glass. With these DIY projects, you’ll have custom pieces tailored to your home and truly make your space one of a kind.

6. Statement Light Fixtures

An eye-catching light fixture can help enhance any room's ambiance and brighten the space. Choose a statement lighting piece that complements the aesthetic of your room and décor. You can also try making your own pendant light using some wire, a lightbulb, and your imagination.

7. Flourishing Plants

Plants are the ultimate home décor accessory, adding a pop of color to your space.

The benefits of plants in your home include:

  • Providing a natural aesthetic
  • Purifying the air
  • Improving your mood

With that said, feel free to incorporate faux plants into your living space if you want to be a plant parent but are not fully confident in your green thumb. Choose plants that thrive in your home's natural light and temperature and add some potted plants or hanging plants to bring greenery into your space. And depending on the type of plants you select, you may discover something new about yourself.

8. Aesthetically Pleasing Throw Pillows

One of the quickest ways to add an instant pop of color to your living room or bedroom is by adding a few throw pillows. The good news is that you don’t have to purchase completely new throw pillows. You can take old pillows and give them new life with a pillow color or texture that matches your space and helps create a cozy and inviting environment.

Creating a comfortable and customized space in your new house can be an exciting journey. By adding personalized pieces and incorporating simple DIY projects, you can transform your living environment into a place that feels like home.

From a cozy bedroom to customized shelving, Merry Maids can help you further support your home with home cleaning services. Call (888) 490-4227 to get started!