Home Sweet Home sign made from Scrabble tiles

Congratulations, you have recently moved into a new property, and now the fun begins. Walking into an empty property with a new set of keys is like standing in front of a blank canvas; it is time to bring your home to life and personalise the space so that it becomes your new dream home. 

New Furniture

If the property you have invested in recently is unfurnished, quite a common situation, the main priority is to install some new furniture items. Most people have furniture from their previous home or apartment, but if not, you can get some bargains secondhand or invest in new things.

Moving into a new home is a chance to start again. If you have a vision for the property but you don’t have the funds to furnish it the way your want to, invest in an aspirational piece. Aspirational pieces are furniture items that attract other items of the same standard to a home. 

Hang Photos 

A cheap and cheerful way to personalise your home without breaking the budget is to hang family photos in your main rooms. You can Buy photo frames online that fit perfectly in your home, personalising it and helping you to settle in more quickly. Or you can buy digital frames.   

A digital frame can go on the wall or stand somewhere in the living room or hall. A digital screen contains storage for your library of pictures. A digital photo frame changes regularly to keep things interesting. But many people still prefer conventional photographs in a solid wood frame.

Make Bookshelves

If you can’t live without books, make sure a bookshelf is one of the first things you install in your new home. Whether you want a fancy bookshelf for your front room or you want a dedicated room for a home library, all your needs are some wall shelves and a collection of books to start. 

Bookshelves can be ornate or basic, depending on your sensibility; if you want to grab a bargain, head to your local secondhand store or visit some of the online marketplaces and discover some excellent new pieces for your new home. Bookshelves make a house a home.


House plants are excellent for purifying the air, creating a homely atmosphere, and personalising the space with your favourite type of greenery. House plants can be stacked in pots, or they can hang from the ceiling. Try to make the houseplants a feature of the room. 

If you care about the colour and shape of the plants, choose ones with flowers and interesting characteristics - some people love a cactus, but other people prefer something less spikey. If you have pets, you need to choose your house plants very carefully, as they can be toxic.

Pet Animals

Most people consider a pet part of the family, so bringing them into a new house makes it home quickly. But if you don’t have a pet yet, there are many options. Cats make excellent home companions because they are friendly, low-maintenance, and pleasant to have around.  

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