A house is not a home, until you make it a home. No house will immediately feel like a home when you move it, no matter if it’s a smal...

A house is not a home, until you make it a home. No house will immediately feel like a home when you move it, no matter if it’s a small cottage in saujana putra or a large condo in the middle of KL. It takes work, and effort, to truly give your house that coveted lived-in vibe. So, what is that makes a house a home?

In this list, we give you some small and easy changes that you can make around your house to make your house truly feel like a home. Don’t worry, you don’t have to make all these changes all at once, take small baby steps a day at a time, and before you know it, your house will have more and more homey touches that make it worthy of its name.

1. Customize the look of your windows

Window treatments can be a quick and easy way to add a more personalized touch to your home. The standard venetian blinds, although easy to install and clean, are less than attractive when it comes to window décor.

Adding some fresh new window dressing can instantly warm up your space and add a more personable touch. If you’re willing to splurge more, you can even consider layering two layers of drapes: a thicker panel in front for privacy and a sheer layer behind to let in the sunlight.  Beautiful curtains are a great way to showcase your style that not only improves your home’s appearance, but also adds to the utility as well.

2. Hang up some art

Bare walls are a sure-fire way to make your home look impersonal and sterile. No matter how beautiful the paint or wallpaper you put on your walls, bare walls will end up making your space look like an empty four-walled box.

Hanging up some artwork on the walls can instantly inject a lot of personality to your space. If you have a creative flair, why not put your talent to good use and make some artwork yourself? These little steps will contribute greatly to making your house feel like a home.

3. Improve the aroma

Remember that there are more senses that just sight alone. Likewise, when it comes to your home décor, remember that the visuals are not the only thing one perceives in a space. A house that smells like nothing will never feel like a home. Inviting and warm smells are certainly an easy trick to make your space cozier.

Consider air fresheners or diffusers that add a bit of smell to your home. Do remember not to go overboard with overpowering scents. Sometimes, a gentle and barely-there scene can do more wonders. Alternatively, baking and cooking is also an easy way to fill your space with warm aromas that can instantly make your house smell like home.

4. Use lots of pillows and throws

Bare sofas and chairs are not a good look for your home, especially if you want the overall ambiance to be warm and inviting. Adding a multitude of pillows and throws can be a great way to make your home feel more personal.

Throws and pillows draped carelessly over your sofa and armchairs can add to the overall comfort as well. Nothing says comfort more than the feeling of sinking down into a soft cushiony pillow that not only feels like a cloud, but lets you feel a home as well.

5. Class up your closet

Sometimes, it’s really in the little touches that you put in your space. Take for instance, the hangers you use in your closet. Wire and plastic hangers, although convenient, detract from the homey feeling your house ought to have.

Wooden hangers not only add a bit of class to your closet, they also hang your clothes better as well. Not only do they look and feel great, they make your clothes last longer too.

6. Improve your air quality

Air quality is something that not everyone thinks about when it comes to their homes. It is often overlooked because olfaction (the sense of smell) is considered the least acute of the senses.

An easy and simple way to upgrade your air quality is to add some air filters. Not only do they remove bad smells, they also remove contaminants from the air, not only improving air quality, but your overall health as well.
7. Go green

Another way to improve the air quality is to add some greenery to your home. Potted plants are a great addition that only add oxygen but vibrance as well!

Consider getting some flowers, such as orchids to not only add vibrancy but exoticism to boot. If you do not have a green thumb, fear not. Succulents and fiddle leaf fig trees are plants that are easily cared for are can be fuss-free plants for the amateur gardener.

8. Change the hardware

People rarely give hardware a second thought unless they are broken, which is a shame. Doorknobs, knobs on your cabinets, and even simple things such as a towel rack, are an easy way to add personality to your home.

Switch out your old worn hardware with newer more trendy choices such as something in brushed brass or oiled bronze.

9. Upgrade your shower (or bathtub)

Nothing is more luxurious than the feeling you get when you can have a good shower or bath at the end of a long day. It’s an easy and serene way to wash away your troubles.

Installing a new showerhead, or even a new bathtub can make your bathroom a worthy place of relaxing in your home. What’s more, it adds value to your home as well!

10. Fresh cut flowers

Décor, furniture and hardware may be the usual fix to liven up a sterile home. However, what a home really needs is life. Nothing says “home” more than the sound of laughter and the simple act of joyous living that we carry out in our homes.

Think about adding more life to your home by placing some freshly cut flowers. This is an easy (and cheap if you planted the flowers yourself) way of adding some visual interest that will immediately brighten your day.

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  1. rumah akan nampak cantik bila banyak pencahyaan tapi rumah akak agak gelap jadi kurang cahaya dan bertambah rasa nak tido..hehe

  2. insyallah bila da dapat rumah sendiri one fine day !! nak deco sendiri puas2 hehe..

  3. Seronok deco rumah sendiri..ikut citarasa...bila berada di rumah lebih aman berbanding seronok di luar...itu satu hint yang baik.

  4. semoga suatu hari nanti ada rezeki untuk punya rumah sendiri dan deco ikut keselesaan mata yang memandang.hehe

  5. Kena pandai try and error juga kekadang bila nk deko rumah. Kena selali rujuk bahan2 deko utk bg idea kan. Bila rumah dh cantik sure rasa nikmat kan husniey.


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