4 Simple Ways To Make Your New Room Feel Like Home

2 years, 4 different countries, 4 different houses, 4 different rooms.
(Wondering why? Click here πŸ™‚ )

Despite the fact that in 2 cases I had no idea how the room would have looked like, luckily, the places were always quite nice, pretty spacious and comfortable.

But, trust me, in 2 cases especially, my first impression when entering the room wasn’t good at all. BUT, maybe cause I got kinda trained to it or maybe because my friends know how to cheer me up and give me new positive energy, I developed few ways to personalise and make the new place feel home.

Hear are my tips:

1 | CLEAR THE OLD OFF

 

The two not enjoyable experience I had were mainly due to the fact that the rooms were not clean and had old stuff around. So, yes I now it’s not nice at all to clean someone else dust but well..you have to do it! Arm yourself with cleaning gloves, detergents, rubbish bags and make the room fresh and liveable. Hard job but it’ll be definitely worth it!

2 | PLAY TETRIS WITH Β FURNITURE

Might be weird but sometimes just moving the desk or turning the direction could help to not only feel it more yours but you could also obtain more space! Simple, right? Just try and re-try till you the combination which fits you better.

3 | DECORATE

Well I could be writing words and words related to house decorations (if you want to know why click here πŸ™‚ ) but unfortunately as a student, I do not have budget for this. Plus, due to the fact that my maximum stay in a place is 1 year, it’s not that advantageous to invest on that. Β Because of this,Β I had to elaborate a photo_2016-04-20_22-00-17
way which was cheap + easy to arrange + Β nice looking :

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Pictures are the best! They are both a memory and a decoration, you can print them in different sizes, different colours, eventually different papers. To my picture collection, which is now really ample cause I keep updating them, I also insert somo nice quote picures (of course πŸ™‚ )!

Post-it
I got this idea from a cloth store in Italy in which customers could write a message on a little piece of paper and post it on the wall. I reproduced the concept in my little apartment in Denmark and it has been really nice to have all the post-it of my guests at the end of the year! But of course you could do it yourself maybe by writing quotes from books you read that you’ve like or song lyrics….whatever pops into your mind!

Calendar
Yes they do still exist! I know many of you will probably just use the phphoto_2016-04-20_22-00-03one but personally I also need a paper one + it can perfectly work also as wall decoration πŸ™‚ You can buy one or….print one! I love the monthly ones where I have an A4 paper for each month with simple patterns. You can find plenty of them on Pinterest !

4 | LIGHT IT UPΒ 

I discovered the candle-power thanks to a friend and I’m very grateful.
Not only they make your place feel more cozy but also, if you buy the falvoury ones, they could fill up your room with a fragrant smell. If you don’t want to use those, or can’t, little electric lights(yeah like the christmas tree ones) are also really nice. You could r
oll them around your headboard for example

 

 

What about you? Do you have any trick you use to make a new place feel like home?Β Share your suggestions in the comments I’d be happy to read them!

This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

Mmmm what else? She’s definitely a morning person, really lazy when it comes to make up and could spend more time in a stationary store than in a clothes one –

She loves sharing thoughts, feelings and reactions so do not hesitate to comment or contact her!

35 Comment

  1. Excellent tips for making a cosy, interesting home!

    1. Thank you! Happy you’ve liked them πŸ™‚

  2. I loved them !! πŸ™‚ And loved the pic <3

    1. Thank youuuu❀

  3. You are so creative omg!

    1. Ohh thank you! Such a nice thing to say πŸ™‚

      1. Well as I read some of your posts, it is true!

  4. I could not relate more ☺ I moved to Chiba from Uk and then Malaysia.
    I usually print family photos for decoration.

    1. Ohh happy to read that! Yes, pictures are a great way to feel a little piece of home always with you πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome tips!! I loved this post!! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      1. No problem πŸ™‚

  6. Very nice tips… Yes i too interested in decorating home
    almost i do all of your points like candles, painting, photos, some wall arts i prepare, with light garland, Mirrors, Inspirational Words, Greeting cards etc..
    You can check from these links, some of it…
    https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/diy-rolling-paper-project-1/
    https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/clock-decoration-with-napkin-rolls/
    https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/kids-room-decoration-idea-mickey-theme/

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely post… U make me remember all those beautiful days :-)….those decorations always make us so happy and fill our hearts. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Glad you like it! I’ll check your post right now!! πŸ™‚

      1. Ooo thats so nice of you..πŸ˜ŠπŸ’

  7. Hey Lisa! Thanks for following me! Curious, how did you find me? I’m new to the blogging world so would be nice to meet more ppl like you! Love the tips! Cozy indeed. I’m a huge fan of pictures and candles ❀️ xo

    1. It’s a pleasure! I’ve found you in the “discover” part of wordpress πŸ˜‰ Happy you liked my post! πŸ™‚

  8. Completely love this, thank you for sharing your creative ideas ☺ the post its with quotes especially seem great to me πŸ’– I love color — when I put a little extra color into a room, it just gives me energy and brightens my day. Blessings

    1. Glad you liked it!! Yes I totally agree, color can definitely change your fellings! Thank you for commenting πŸ™‚

  9. Great tips! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks!! πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. Faye Q says: Reply

    Great post Lisa! Thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚ – Faye

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ My pleasure!

  11. Love having lights and candle in a room. And yes to a calendar as well – it makes me feel so organised!

    1. Yes right?? I have the same feeling! Happy you liked the post and thank you for the comment! πŸ™‚

  12. pictures are the best!! I personally love lights and flowers as well πŸ™‚

    1. I agree! Unfortunaltely I do not know how much flowers would survive with me πŸ˜€ But you’re so right, they are beautiful! Thanks for reading and commenting! πŸ™‚

  13. Wow! Amazing Intel! This is worth a try. The rooms will look absolutely beautiful if one per takes this. Thank you for sharing this. – Cezane

    1. Thank you for the nice comment! πŸ™‚

  14. Wendy says: Reply

    Hi – What a fabulously adventurous journey you are on! I’ve lived in the same house for over 20 years now but have moved ‘offices’ many times and one of the great ways I use to personalise my office is to have a ‘photo wall and desk calendar’ which I create each year with a selection of my favourite photographs – you can even add inspirational words when you’re creating it. I’ve used Vistaprint to create mine but there are lots of alternative sites. It makes moving space with your personal favourite pictures really easy. x

    1. Thant’s a great idea too!! Thank you for sharing, I’ll definitely gonna try! Thank you for commenting! πŸ™‚

  15. Wendy says: Reply

    Hope it’s ok – I’ve re-blogged your post on 4 simple ways… and it’s inspired me to write a post about re-creating what makes your ‘vacation space’ happy so you can enjoy it every day.. Thanks so much x

    1. Wow I’m honoured! Glad it was useful! πŸ™‚

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