Design Tips: Easy Ways to Personalize a New Home (Part 1)

Goodale Miller Team


Making a new home feel like it is truly yours needs to take years of painstaking personalization. A quick touch up here and there and some minor changes ought to do the trick. Below are some easy tips on how you can personalize your new home in a jiffy!

Tackle the Front Door!

The front door influences everyone’s perception of your new home, so you better make it truly you! You can use a small can of paint for a quick colour change, perhaps change the hardware, or maybe just hang a wreath. Besides, changing the locks should be one of the first things you have to do before or right after moving to a new place so you better get it done and done in style!

Grab Some Fresh Flowers

When moving in to a new house, it can often take weeks to warm up to the idea that it is your new home. Why not ease the transition by grabbing some fresh flowers to make the house feel more homey?

Bring in Some Plants

Why stop with flowers? Bring in some greenery! Add small and big house plants in window sills, near the sink, and perhaps to an unused corner in a room. Bonus part is that plants can help keep your home looking and feeing fresh.

Give Your Windows Some Love

Upgrading your window treatments can go a long way in personalizing your home. Curtains and drapes can soften the look of a harsh room and blinds and shades can streamline the look of an otherwise cramped space.

Bring Out the Fluffy Rug

It doesn’t matter whether you’re into rugs or prefer bare floors, having at least 1 fluffy rug in the house can instantly transform how your feet feels about your new home. Give it a try!

Revamp the Stairs

Simply changing the stairs’ carpet runner, repainting the banister, or perhaps hanging familiar pictures near the landing can make your stairs feel like it has always been there for you.

Install Wall Hooks

One of the first orders of having a new place is keeping it neat and tidy. By installing new hooks where you and your family often needs a place to hang things like robes and towels, your life will be much easier.

Make Sure You Got Lots of Storage

Speaking of being organized, the right storage makes a huge difference in keeping a clean house. Plan out where things should go, install new storage as needed, and maybe get new bins while you’re at it. This will allow you to enjoy your new home more.

Give the Kitchen Faucet a Face Lift

If your new home was previously owned by someone else, chances are that the kitchen faucet isn’t as nice as it should be anymore. Changing the kitchen faucet can drastically improve the overlook look of your kitchen so we say, go for it!

Make Sure to Have More Than a Few Cozy Details

Having a throw over a couch, candles on a bedside table, lamps in several rooms, and an always-ready coffee or tea tray for yourself or unexpected guests can all be done in a few hours’ time to transform a new house into a home. Hey, maybe you can bake some cookies too!
Still on the lookout for that perfect house that you can transform into your home sweet home? We got plenty of that in Oakville! Browse our list of available homes in Oakville and you might just find the home of your dreams. Contact us to request a showing!

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