We know that moving into a new place can be a big adjustment, but it is an equally fun project. The mantra you should keep in your mind: "Rome wasn't built in a day." Unless you are some sort of designing superwoman with insane resources, chances are it's going to take a little time to get your new place up to par. Whether you're moving to a tiny studio or a large loft, here are a few tips to help you make your new place feel homey and personal as soon as you move in.
- A little living furniture will make a world of difference. Whether you have an old couch you're not sure about or a great dinette set that will hold you over until you find the perfect piece, move your old furniture into your new home. If you're not buying new before you move in, bringing some furniture with you will take the edge off. Not being pressured when you're shopping will allow you the time to wait for the perfect piece you know you'll love and enjoy.
- Make your bedroom your haven. It's going to take a little while to get everything up to your standard, but make sure you have some luxurious linens to cozy up with and ample storage space for your clothes. Trust me when I say that living around boxes for an extended period of time is just no fun.
- Get the fridge stocked. It may be the furthest thing from your mind, but eating out of take-out and pizza delivery for a week is no way to nest. Take a trip to the local grocery store and make sure you have the things you need for ample snacking and a few quick-fix meals. It will be a great break in the action from unpacking all those boxes, help you get acquainted with your new neighborhood, and help you feel like you're at home in not time.
- Introduce a plant or a bouquet of flowers. Things can feel a little stale when you move into a new home. Bringing a little greenery or a pop of pretty natural color will warm things up more than you can imagine. I've said it once and I'll say it again; a little green goes a long way.
Have you moved recently? Do you have any awesome new apartment tips? Be sure to add them in the comments below.