Is there anywhere that’s more important to your family that your home? You might have precious memories of a vacation spot or visiting a beloved family member, but when you think of the safest, most comfortable place in the world, the place you’d rather be than anywhere else, you think of home don’t you? But that doesn’t just happen by accident. You can’t just move in, and on day one suddenly your house feels like the perfect place for you and your family. Instead, it’s up to you to turn that house into a real home for you and your family. But how do you do that? How to you turn four walls and a ceiling into the kind of place where you and your family can escape from the world? Well, it turns out that you’re in luck because there is actually a whole host of extremely simple ways to do that. Here are just a few ways to create the perfect family home.
Think about everyone’s personalities
The most important thing to remember when creating a home for you and your family is that it shouldn’t just reflect one of you. Far too often the task of decorating gets left to one person, and then the house has far more of their personality in it than anyone else. By making it a family task, you can create an atmosphere that reflects each and every one of you, not only as individuals but as a family. The kids will obviously want to decorate their rooms but why not get everyone involved when it comes to the living room and kitchen? By discussing things like color palettes and designs as a family, you’re far more likely to end up with a home that everyone feels as happy and comfortable in as possible.
Grown up space vs. kid space
That being said, there are plenty of good reasons to keep at least a little bit of the house as a grown up space. That’s not to say that the kids should be banned from it, far from it! But far too many family homes end up getting overrun by toys, drawings and all of the other mess that kids tend to make. In the grown up space, think about how to bring a little bit of class to the decorations. Your kids might have posters up on their walls but why not take the more mature route with some framed prints. If your kids have some drawings that they really want to show off, you could even frame them too!
Make it personal
The most important thing is to turn the house into somewhere that really reflects the personalities of you and your family. Every piece of decor should say something about you. Make sure that the house is filled with family pictures and memories so that no matter where you are, there’s always a very clear sense of exactly who’s home it is.