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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

Moving into a new apartment is an exciting endeavor. However, it can sometimes take a while for your new space to truly feel like it is your own. At Estling Village, it is important to us that our residents feel like they are home. Here are 5 simple tips for making your apartment feel like your home so that you can get settled in as soon as possible!


1. Pick a color palette for all decor

Upon move in or before you are getting ready to move, pick out a color scheme you want to stick to within your home. You can incorporate these colors into all textiles and other various items you choose to buy for your new space (think bedding, towels, rugs, and blankets!). A color palette makes it easy to select items for your home, but will also make your space immediately feel like it is more “yours”.  It may be tempting to only purchase things because they are trendy or in fashion right now, however it will not help make your space feel like home. Stick to colors and styles you truly love!

2. Find an aroma that makes it feel like home

Scent can play a huge role in making a place feel like home. Have you ever noticed when you walk into a new space (your childhood home, a friend’s house, etc.) that is has a distinct scent? While your new apartment home will naturally begin to smell like you over time, picking out an aroma diffuser or candle that smells like home can help you settle in. Every time you take a step into your new space, you will be greeted with that lovely smell of home.

3. Cook your favorite meal to share

Cooking a meal for others is one of the greatest ways to show love. What a better way to make your new space feel more like home than cooking your favorite meal for a friend or family member? Invite them over to help you show off your new home, and put your beautiful kitchen to work for the first time! This is a great way to share your space with others, build a habit of cooking more, which will make your space feel more lived in.  

4. Hang up photos and mementos

Print out some of your favorite photographs and gather mementos you would like to have on display. Spend some time shopping for cute picture frames and shelves to arrange your items. Leave these personal items throughout your new apartment so that you always have a taste of home nearby. You can create a collage of framed photos on a bedroom wall, or place some carefully on a shelf. Not only will this help make your apartment feel more comfortable, but it will give visitors a better reflection of who you are.

5. Get to know your neighbors

Community is so important when it comes to feeling like you belong. Whether you are moving into a new home, condo, or apartment, make it a point to meet your neighbors. Introduce yourself and let them know you are here for them if they need anything, and they most likely will return the favor. Getting to know your neighbors helps build a sense of community and will make your new space genuinely feel like yours.

Make Estling Village Your Next Home!

Ready for life’s next adventure? If you are considering a move, come take a look at the townhome style apartments in Denville, New Jersey. Estling Village is in the ideal location because they are in close proximity to the city, are in walkable areas, and are complete with the amenities you expect in a luxury apartment home. Come visit us today to learn more.