5 Easy Ways to make your new house a Home


A new home is a huge life moment, but it can also be quite overwhelming with how much you need to get done. Luckily, small additions go a long way and can make a huge difference in ensuring your new space instantly represents you. That’s why we’ve pulled together some handy tips to help you transform your new home, ready for those house-warming parties and cosy nights in.

1. Change of scenery

Whether your new home is an older property or a new build, it’s quite likely that you’ll want to make some small changes to ensure that it feels like your own. Adding a splash of your personality to your home shouldn’t cost a fortune, so keep reading to find out our top tips on how to add charm and character while keeping track of the pennies.

An easy way to add a pop of personality to your space is by updating the wall colours to match your tastes. Whether creating feature walls in the living room or making the children’s rooms nice and bright, adding a new splash of colour is a quick and easy way to make a big difference. If you need a helping hand on how to create the perfect paintwork.

2. Getting the details right!

A fast way to add a unique touch to a new home is by purchasing home furnishings, such as blankets, mirrors and rugs. Whether your style is retro, rustic or modern, by choosing furnishings with complementary colours and patterns you can instantly put your stamp on your abode.

Mirrors are a great method of making a room feel more spacious, no matter the size, as they add depth to a room and increase the light flow. Blankets, rugs, and pillows can then add that all-important splash of colour and warmth to make your space feel cosy and relaxing.

3. Sow the seeds

If you feel your home is looking a little bare, plants are an ideal way to ensure every nook and cranny is utilised and feels like home. Plus, everyone loves a houseplant - they fill your room with oxygen and help bring nature into the space.

Smaller pots and planters are great to have on windowsills to ensure they get lots of light and continue to bring that calming influence into your home. For larger spaces such as living areas and corridors, taller house plants such as the Madagascar dragon tree make a statement and add character, without getting lost in the room.

4. Lights, camera, action

Creating an ambience in your new home by adding different styles of lighting will instantly give your space some character and add a touch of your personality. Look to add quirky table lamps to add a touch of quirky flare to your space. Alternatively, opt for a modern standing lamp to instantly create a cool, contemporary atmosphere in your home. Changing the ceiling light shades will also give your room a new look, quickly and cost-effectively.

To ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible, make sure to change your lightbulbs to energy-saving bulbs, or if you’re creating a smart home, upgrade to a smart bulb. By choosing bulbs and shades that are more akin to your style, you can easily make your mark on your new home.

5. Get the tools for the task

It’s always worth having an essential toolbox on hand for any odd jobs that may need doing around your new home. An essential inclusion to your new home starter pack, the toolbox, will help you on your way from the first time you enter your new home, to packing it all up again should you decide to move.


So, to make your new house and home why not get in touch with the team at Blackberry Hill. Call us today on 01858 288 031.