What does home mean to you? Single family house, townhouse, apartment or even boat, home is a place where you should feel most comfortable. It is the sanctuary at the end of a hectic day. Home is the place where you can be yourself and perhaps even find yourself. There are many things that make a house a home and it is different for everyone.
Here are 5 things that may be on your list of those that make a house a home.
1. A comfortable room for friends and family to gather
This is the spot with the comfortable sofa and plenty of space for friends and family to share conversation and good times. A house becomes a home when memories are made.
2. A comfortable bed with a cozy blanket.
There’s just something so homey about the bed that you can snuggle up in and dream. Decked out with soft linens and a favorite blanket, this spot is home.
3. A favorite chair
There’s no denying the pull of a favorite chair. Whether you enjoy reading in a corner or relaxing while enjoying television, a comfortable chair that envelopes you is home.
4. A personal touch
A personal touch, whether that be a family heirloom, a piece of artwork or a souvenir from your travels. Personal items make the house a home. Whether you are a world traveler, a collector or just have a few personal favorites, these are the items that make you feel at home.
5. Live in the home
Live in the home. This means leave an imprint and impart your history on the home. Utilize every room in the house. Plan at least one dinner a week in the formal dining room. Read in the formal living room that is neglected. Invite friends to stay in the extra bedroom. Transform a spare bedroom into a home office.
Truly living in your home means planning parties, watching movies, reading, playing games and sleeping. Hang up your coat on the coatrack and leave your mail on the table in the foyer. Spread out and take advantage of the space you have or cuddle up and appreciate the coziness of a smaller home. Surround yourself with the things and the people you love. Make your house a home.