6 Ways To Fall In Love With Your Home A Second Time

Moving into a new house is an exciting time when everything seems fresh and new, and you appreciate how it is better than where you moved from. After a while though, the sheen tends to fade a little, which is perfectly natural. It just needs you to reinvigorate things and really make good use of what you have, to get that fresh and excited feel back again.

1. Revitalising Your Home 

Many homeowners, after a few years into living in a house, often start to feel a little bored or unhappy with some aspects of where they live. It doesn’t mean that you have to start scouring the property pages looking for somewhere new, or that you have to spend a fortune reshaping what you have. In fact, with a little thought and planning, you can readdress how you set everything up in the first place and attack those parts that aren’t perfect.

2. Getting Started 

A simple issue that affects households everywhere is the amount of bits and pieces of general clutter that we tend to accumulate over a period of time. Sometimes the spare room becomes a no-go zone because of it. You can free up significant amounts of space by taking the time to go through it, throw out the rubbish and properly organise what is left, providing you a much more ordered environment to live in.

3. The Spring Clean

Some of us are very good at keeping the house clean and tidy, while others are not. Regardless, every house could use a good spruce up from time to time. Have the curtains and the carpets cleaned, go through the kitchen and clean the fridge, the oven, shake out the crumbs from the toaster and get everything looking immaculate. It might not sound like much, but when you walk into a clean fresh smelling home, with everything bright and shiny, you will quickly appreciate how much nicer it is to live in.

4. Rearrange Things 

With many homes the furniture is still sitting where it was placed when you first moved in, as it probably seemed sensible at the time. It might all feel a bit stagnant now though, so experimenting with the arrangement can bring a fresher feel. Some items may work better in a different room or part of the house and even if you need a few tries before you get it right, it will break the routine and monotony of how things were.

5. Address The Scent

Our feeling of wellbeing and quality of life are linked to the smell and fragrances around us. Some homes can become a little stale over time, so some scented candles or other fresh smelling things can make a room more relaxing.

6. Play With The Space

Just because your house has the layout it had when built doesn’t mean that that is necessarily how it has to stay. Bathroom makeovers, loft conversions Richmond professionals offer, or knocking the dining and living areas into one open plan area across the country, there are numerous ways to make things different and more functional. After all, when you have lived in a house for a few years, who else knows better what little things just aren’t quite right, and that which “if we did that” can bring both satisfaction in resolving an issue, and happiness in the newer, better home.

Many houses have a minor maintenance problem or two, like a dripping tap, squeaky hinge or the like, many of which are seen as too small an issue to worry about. Make a list and fix them all. What is insignificant for one person can be very annoying for another, so when all the problems are solved, everybody is going to be much happier. Every home has its unique problems, each one of which solved leads to a better life. You just have to get started.


  1. Great ideas for loving your home.

    We are in the middle of huge renovations on our Victorian town house and with each bit we do I just fall in love all over again.

    Although I’m dreading the upheaval of our loft conversion but I’m so excited for it to be completed x

  2. I always feel better about my house after a really good clean and a huge declutter!

  3. I am an avid furniture rearranger. I get bored easily so will often move things around and I always feel much better afterwards.

  4. I love simply moving things around, it makes the room feel so much fresher!

  5. These are great tips, I need to do all these. Unfortunately I never fell in love with my house to begin with and I pretty much hate living here... anything that makes me like it even a little bit will be a big help x

  6. We revitalised our home by giving our kitchen revamped and putting a conservatory roof on to bring lots of light in and it has really made us fall in love with it all over again!

  7. love this topic! every single one of them is such an important guide, I think its time for me to take this opportunity and have a little home project. Thanks so much for sharing