How to Feel at Home in Your New House?
Instead of dragging the matter more, let's generalize few universal ideas to help you create an abode that appear warm, welcoming and lived-in.
Add your personal touch!
A home is yours because it has your personal touch. In order to make it yours, you should add a personal touch to the house so that it starts feeling like yours such as begin with the floor. Choose out of numerous available flooring options such as ceramic tiles and wooden floors but rugs and carpets seem to be the most convenient options. Though textiles are not the only things you can do to your floors but rugs and carpets give a warm feeling and make a place appear more lived-in.
Learn to play with colours
Shades of wood colour seem to be dominant in most of the homes in Pakistan. However, it does not mean that you cannot play with your favourite colours. Without being influenced, you should add colours of your choice in home. For instance, if you love red, you should experiment with this colour in home interior such as adding this colour from table lamps' shades, to cushions, from curtains to rugs and from throws to table covers.
You can also play with your favourite colour but you must be expert at creating balance and harmony between different colours. Interior designers and architects suggest keeping the base colour neutral in order to let accessories be prominent and convey message of calmness. Keep the walls colour neutral such as white, off-white or beige and change accessories in different colours from time to time
Change Home as per Your Needs
Who says a dining room has to be a dining room only? A room can serve many purposes at a time, especially in Pakistani homes. A house feeling like a home has much to do with its functionality. You can design your rooms as per your needs but decide the functionalities of space first. For instance, storage is a major issue that can sometime make our homes look cluttered and a bit messier, if it is not handled carefully.
Try to have your store on ground floor and decorate it aesthetically with bracket shelves or horizontal shelves to pile up accessories or books in this room. Otherwise, you can spare a room and construct closets there. If you can't dedicate an entire room for storage, you can pick different kinds of storage devices to display them on their own or store things within them and display a tidy room that looks beautiful as well.
You don't need an interior design expert to help you turn a space into home but do it all yourself to customize the place your way.