Simple Ways to Make Your House Feel More Like a Home

Simple Ways to Make Your House Feel More Like a Home

What makes a house a home?

Your house isn’t a museum. It’s a place where your family gathers — it’s your home. But transforming a house into a home isn’t just about the people who live there, it also includes the special items and pieces of furniture you pick for each specific space. 

From staying organized to bringing new life into an old favorite, here are some tips for turning your house into a home while keeping style top of mind.

Entryway Reimagined 

Simplicity is always beautiful.

Keys, coats, shoes and more piling up around your entryway? It’s not uncommon for this area of the home to become cluttered with everyday items…

If your entryway has become a catch-all for your family’s belongings, you can get organized with a quick DIY that will not only clean up space but give your cluttered entryway a stylish new look.

Forget the fancy foyer or mudroom, you can reimagine your entryway with the simple addition of a bench with hidden storage. And, the addition of a few coat and bag hooks will give your family a place to hang backpacks, briefcases and handbags.

More Privacy, Big Statement 

It’s not always easy to incorporate design trends into a well-lived-in home. While some have their place in design magazines and home remodeling shows only, others can be implemented into any living situation. One of the latter trends is barn doors. A little country, little modern, sliding barn doors can bring some of the easy-living vibes of the country into your own home!

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Easy to install, sliding barn doors are available in a range of styles, sizes and finishes that can complement nearly any home’s design scheme. Plus, with the addition of barn doors, you’re also adding a little extra privacy.

What’s Old is New Again (Eventually)

Give new life to a classic chair. Whether it’s a cherished family heirloom or a vintage antique store find, an old armchair can benefit from a quick DIY makeover. At first, an upholstery project might seem difficult, but it’s much easier than you might imagine. A set of bones, like a sturdy frame, and good padding are simple to work with when upholstering. Choose a fabric that will be able to stand the test of time and camouflage imperfections like spills. Bold floral prints are always in style, and this pattern works well in varying decor schemes.

Cook Up Something Colorful 

Stark white kitchens have dominated the top trends list, but their time in the spotlight is coming to an end. Design experts are suggesting that the all-white kitchen design scheme is on its way out. And what’s in? Color!

From the cabinets to the backsplash, interior designers say that bold color is the next big thing. You can incorporate this into your own kitchen by painting the walls or kitchen cabinets in a warm contrasting hue or opt for the playful backsplash to really make a colorful statement.

Additionally, more color-rich materials such as copper, granite, and concrete will be replacing their stainless and all white counterparts in the kitchen.

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A home is meant to be lived in. And just because your home is lived-in doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish, too. How will you incorporate these DIYs into your own home?

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