How to Make Your New Louisiana Property Feel More Like Home

by Jess Rehll - December 30, 2021

Moving into a new home is exciting, especially in a place like Louisiana. With beautiful weather and great food, there is so much culture to enjoy across the state. Personalizing your new home to your taste is easy with a little creativity. 

Decorate to Your Style

The best way to make your new home match your personal style is to decorate. Decorating to your taste will make you feel more comfortable and adapt to your new home. You can use your existing furniture and decor that you bring to your home as inspiration. If you are buying new furniture, try and match it to the style of your home as a starting point. Whether the traditional style is your preference or you prefer a more contemporary design, choose colors and textures that you like and that make you happy.

Make Upgrades

Another good way to make your home your own is to make upgrades. One of the easiest upgrades to make is to change out your appliances. A new washer and dryer, updated refrigerator, and a new dishwasher can improve the look of your home. Newer appliances are also better for the environment because they use less energy and water. Updated appliances improve the value of your property. A home that’s up to Energy Star standards is a popular upgrade among homeowners. You may also consider updating your front yard landscaping to increase your home’s curb appeal. 

Improve Your Lighting

Bright, fluorescent lighting can make a house feel more like a hospital than a home. If you like your existing light fixtures but want to change the color temperature of the light, switch out your current bulbs for soft white bulbs. This can make your home feel more relaxing. Many rooms can be improved by adding lamps. Lamps help you control the amount of light in a room and are more subtle than overhead lights. Candles and string lights are also good ways to add small amounts of light to a space where it is needed. Adding a dramatic chandelier to your entryway or dining room can make a strong design statement.

Once you have unpacked, it’s time to start making your house feel like home. Getting cozy is as easy as adding new paint to match your style and selecting more comfortable furniture. Taking the time to personalize your new home will make it easier for you to relax.

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