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How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home 

I’ve lived in various apartments over the years, and each place I took time to make it seem more “homey.” From plastering the walls with posters in college, to growing a windowsill garden in a tiny studio apartment, each place was home for a little while. Our Guest Geek post today goes over a few ideas of you can make your own apartment feel little more like home.

4 Ways to Make Your Apartment Feel More Like Home

When people think of the word “home”, they often think of a house. But not everyone can raise their family in a big house, due to various reasons, which means that people often live in apartments instead. 

You may find that it’s harder to make an apartment feel like home, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. This post will be sharing four things that you can do to make your apartment feel like home so that you always have a safe space to go to. 


If you simply have the basics in your apartment – such as furniture – the odds are that the space will feel very impersonal and cold, which isn’t what you want from a home. 

Instead, you should decorate in your own style. Not only will this bring some liveliness into the space, but it will also make it feel more like yours. After all, no two people will ever decorate an apartment in the same way, so by decorating it, you will be making it your own. Have a look at these apartment accessories to see what they can offer you.

Add a personal touch 

Now that we’ve gotten the importance of decorating your apartment out of the way. . .  It’s time to talk about another type of decoration, which is adding some sentimental and unique items to your apartment. Anything homemade or anything that brings back memories can help your apartment feel like a warm and inviting home. 

Examples of these include knitted blankets that a loved one made for you, as well as photographs of important memories. If you have children, you may want to hang their art on the wall or make chalk milestone boards to create some memories. 

You can also try a service like PhotoWall.com, where you can turn your own photos into beautiful wall art, murals or wallpaper.

Create a signature scent

When we think of what makes a place a home, we often tend to think about how it looks first. But when you think about it a bit more, people often say that their home had a signature scent. People often associate their homes with comforting scents like cinnamon or freshly baked cookies. 

It may sound a bit far-fetched but making your apartment smell nice can truly make it feel more like home. There are various ways to do this, but one of the easiest ones is to light some scented candles – just be sure to blow them out at night! If you’re feeling crafty, you can even make your own candles

Make it a happy place

This may sound cliché, but in the end, what matters most isn’t how big your home is or how it looks – it’s how people feel when they enter it, and more importantly, how your family feels about it. 

This is why people often say that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling. Creating a loving environment in your home is more important than any of the materialistic or aesthetic aspects. If you need some tips on how to create a happy atmosphere at home, you can click here

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