Just moved into a new place, and it doesn’t quite feel right? You’re not alone – many people go through that in the first few weeks or even months of living in a new home. There are many things you can do to alleviate that, though, and you don’t have to be stuck with those emotions if they’re too unbearable. In many cases, it doesn’t even take a lot of effort to spice things up and make your new home much cozier and more appealing. You just have to know where to start!
Start with Your Relaxation Area
If you’re like most people, you probably have some place in your home which you use to retreat and just spend some time with yourself. This is important for everyone, even the most extroverted among us. Taking the time to set that area up before moving on to other parts of your decoration will go a long way towards making you feel more comfortable and relaxed at home. It will give you something to look forward to after a long day of rearranging furniture, unpacking boxes, and setting up electronics. And no matter if you live alone or with someone else, it will help you enjoy a nice, calm evening with something you enjoy.
Spread Those Memories Around
Digital media isn’t perfect for everything, and photos are a great example of something that often works better in a classic, printed format. Some nice canvas prints spread around the walls can help remind you of the people and places you love, and they can instantly elevate the mood in any room. Make sure to use those sparingly, though – it’s easy to overuse them if you’re not careful, especially if you have more memories to spread around than the average person. As long as you enjoy how it looks, that’s all that matters – but remember that hanging those prints also comes with some additional cleaning and maintenance requirements.
Stock Up on Comfort Food
Comfort food is a great way to bring up your mood, no matter if you’re a foodie or not. So, make sure to stock up on everything you love and can use to take your mind off of the current situation. Take a trip to your local supermarket on the very first day after moving in and buy enough things to last you at least a few days. You’ll probably be stuck at home setting everything up for quite a while, so it can be helpful to cut down on the need to go out and do additional shopping. Plus, it will add to those nice relaxing evenings that we talked about above.
With time, you’ll start to feel more and more at home in your new place. But it will take some effort on your part, and you must always be honest with yourself about how every part of your home makes you feel. If you don’t like something, don’t postpone fixing it while convincing yourself that it’s not actually that bad. That’s a sure way to end up leaving things exactly as they are.