4 Ways To Make A House A Home


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope your week is going well πŸ™‚ Today I want to talk about something I love doing-decorating! This past Saturday I moved into my first ever house! Granted, it’s still technically campus housing, and I’m sharing it with two lovely housemates, but it’s still the first time I’ve been living away from home outside of a dorm! I’m super excited. It’s so much fun to have your own space to do what you like with, but at the same time, it can be super stressful to have the added responsibility of caring for an entire house. Here are my favorite low-maintenance ways to make a living space feel lived in with minimal effort!

1: Plants!

Plants are the perfect way to making your surroundings more aesthetically pleasing and add a little freshness to a room. I prefer succulents and cacti, because they require less upkeep than regular plants, and they’re still gorgeous! If you like, you can plant them in cute pots like these ones from Etsy to fit the theme of your space.

Gold Ombre Pot


Kitty Cat Planters




2: Decorate Your Walls

Tapestries and posters can instantly transform a space. You can find something to suit any style. I love my concert posters and mandala tapestry, but if your tastes don’t lean toward a boho style, there’s lots of different ways to decorate! I love motivational posters like the one below. If you do like tapestries, you can find my blue one here!

Dreams Don’t Work Poster


Woodstock Poster


3: Set Up Your Space

One great (and free!) way to make a house feel like a home is to rearrange the furniture the way that you like it. If, like me, you’re living in a prefurnished house or in a dorm room, the way the furniture was left by the previous occupants may not suit you. Rearranging it to the way you prefer it will make you feel more like the house is really yours, and you’ll feel more comfortable there!

4: Make Your Workspace Appealing

Since I both love blogging and am a student, big part of my life is sitting at my desk. I’m sure a lot of you are in the same boat! It’s so much easier to get work done when you want to be sitting in that space, as I’m sure you know. Sunshine is essential for me, as well as fun desk accessories!Β Here are some of the desk decor items I’ve been loving!

This Mean Girls inspired mousepad

mean girls

Mascara and Caffeine Mug




I stuck to a color theme here, but you can find pieces to match anything! I find that metallics and bright colors make me feel more energized.

What are your favorite ways to make a house feel homey? Do you like to decorate too? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

Love Kiki

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All opinions are my own, this is not a sponsored post.

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