Five Ways to Personalise Your New Home

If you've just settled into a brand new home, you may feel a sense of relief that the stressful moving and selling process is now behind you. You may also be excited about all the possibilities your new home offers and look forward to creating happy memories among your family and friends.

However, although your new home may be spacious, comfortable and fully furnished, you haven't yet had the opportunity to put your own stamp on it. If you're searching for inspiration on how to make your home truly personal, here are five projects we think you should consider:-

Dedicate a Room to Something You're Passionate About
Are you a rock superfan, a fitness fanatic, or a movie buff? Why not dedicate one of the rooms in your home to your cherished hobby? Invest in good quality frames, shelves, racks and display cases to showcase your favourite memorabilia.

This room may also serve as a facility to enjoy your favourite hobby. Just think, that empty room could soon be transformed into a home cinema, music studio or a gym. Having a purpose-made space to enjoy your favourite hobby can make your house feel like a home!

Have the Windows Replaced
If the windows at your home are beginning to look tired or dated, it's worth considering getting them replaced. Leading window companies offer an extensive choice of styles and configurations to suit every budget and requirement.

When it comes to design options, today's homeowners are truly spoiled for choice. You can choose from a plethora of striking traditional, contemporary and period designs - and frames in a multitude of colours. Today's window companies also offer a greater degree of customisation than those of yesteryear, which is ideal if you're looking to add a touch of personality to your home.

The various configurations available include tilt-and-turn, flush fit and reversible. Each configuration offers its own benefits. If you are unsure which would best suit your home and requirements, your local window fitter should be able to advise you.

You may opt for either double or triple-glazing. Both provide superior energy efficiency when compared to most older windows. Whichever you decide on, you'll benefit from reduced heat loss and savings on your energy bills!

Change up the Colour Scheme
New builds tend to be decorated in neutral colour schemes whilst some older properties may serve as time-capsules, showcasing the popular decor tastes of decades gone by! Either way, now that you have your own home, it's time to choose a colour scheme that reflects your unique personality.

A tip for those wanting to follow the latest trends: there has recently been a resurgence in the popularity of almond and milky-toned neutral colours, as opposed to the "colder" greyscale colours that were favoured in the past.

Invest in Art
Purchasing paintings, sculptures and ornaments for your home is yet another way to showcase your individuality. Invest in some good quality pieces, within your budget and place them throughout your home. Eye-catching artwork never fails to pique guests" interest and can be the catalyst for many an interesting conversation.

You may also consider buying a few "investment" pieces. Choose wisely and this artwork will appreciate in value over the years to come. You may decide to cherish this art, pass it on to the next generation of your family, or sell it on for a profit at a later date.

Add Colour and Boost Your Mood with House Plants
A few well-placed house plants can enliven any living space, bringing the beauty of nature indoors. Some of our favourites include the Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Bamboo Plant, Aloe Vera and Devil's Ivy.

Indoor plants can transform the rooms in your home with vibrant colour. What's more, numerous studies have shown that plants in the home can be beneficial to mental health, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. So, there's every reason to stock up with your favourite house plants. Just don't forget to keep them fed and watered, so they stay looking their best!

Prepare to Create a Living Space Like No Other!
We hope you found our article useful and are now brimming with ideas on how to create your very own paradise. No matter what you have in mind for your new home, we wish you the very best of luck with your personalisation project!