If you’ve recently moved into a new home, it’s not unusual to think that it is still not yours just yet. The wallpaper isn’t what you would have chosen, the bedroom still has that lingering sense of those who slept there before, and sometimes you can feel like a bit of an intruder.

The key to making your new house feel like your new home is to find ways to make show off that it is yours. This can either be little changes or big changes, all depending on the type of atmosphere you want to nurture.

Transforming your home into your little paradise is simple: just show yourself off throughout every room. To really show off, try and avoid clichés like ‘Love, Laugh, Live’ ornaments, while they do look nice, everyone and their mother has them, and you aren’t everyone, or their mother.

If you want to start small, nothing says more about you than your passions. If you’re an avid reader, filling a bookcase with your favourite books will immediately stand out as a little touch of you for anyone who walks through the door.

Furthermore, hanging pictures of you and your loved ones throughout the home will not only give you something familiar to remind you of home if you’re ever feeling lonely but will also keep you remembering those who care about you most. This sort of addition to your new home can breed comfort, and it’s as simple as printing off a couple of photos and finding pretty picture frames to place wherever you desire.

Once you have the little additions out of the way and you’re starting to feel more at home, it’s time to start focusing on any big changes you want to make. Changes that require more time, more energy, and (unfortunately) more money can include projects such as a new paint job or even a complete renovation of individual rooms.

Working out which colour palette will suit your home can be difficult, but it is easy enough to consult professionals who can help you decide what will make you happy and, most importantly, feel at home. Choosing colours that reflect you as a person will go along way to feeling safe and comfortable in your new house.

Additionally, seeking out a decent renovations company can make all these big, big changes seem so much smaller and more straightforward. Many companies will be able to work with any room in the house, and they can typically offer advice on what will work and what won’t work. But, it is your home, and you should feel free to decorate and design it however you want.

After a long day at work, you want to be able to come home and relax in a place that you feel and know is your own. While the initial movements towards finding your perfect domestic paradise might seem like a long and arduous road, you will soon discover yourself coming up with new ideas and inspiration to further turn your house into the home of your dreams.