Four interior design tips to make your house feel like home

Whether you've built a house or bought one off the market, moving into a new family home is an exciting opportunity for a fresh start.

Between choosing furniture and deciding how to fill and decorate your spaces, a new house is a chance to bring your dream home to life.

To explain how to make your house feel like home from day one, Better Built Homes has these four interior design tips for a welcoming family abode.

1. Display cherished mementos

The easiest way to make a house feel like home? Display personal items such as children's artwork, travel souvenirs and family photos in prominent areas. Not only will these add a personal touch to your new space, they'll also instantly add colour and texture.

2. Go green

Indoor plants were one of the biggest interior design trends in 2019, and they're definitely here to stay. Whether your home design is minimalist and modern or classic and cosy, brighten up your living spaces with a pot plant such as trailing devil's ivy or an elegant fiddle-leaf fig.

GREEN: Indoor plants remain one of the biggest interior design trends this year.

GREEN: Indoor plants remain one of the biggest interior design trends this year.

3. Add soft furnishings

Soft furnishings like rugs, throws and plump upholstery can go a long way in creating a cosy, inviting family home, particularly if you have timber or tiled floors. Colour-coordinate them for a chic, modern aesthetic, or mix and match patterns for eclectic style.

4. Blend old with new

Moving house doesn't necessarily mean you have to get rid of your existing furniture. Bringing items such as your favourite armchair, comfortable sofa and family heirloom crockery is an easy way to infuse your new home with personality and can help you settle in sooner rather than later.

Don't forget, simple touches can make the biggest difference

Moving into a new family home is a chance to start fresh and customise a space to suit your needs, taste and style perfectly. By following these easy interior design tips, you can make your house a home for your family in no time.