Moving home at any point in your life is a big step and no doubt one that you’ve spent months deciding on before making a final decision. Once you’ve moved into a new home, there’s a fair amount of time spent on trying to personalise your park home.
Whether it’s repainting, laying down new flooring or just putting new furniture in, everyone enjoys making a space theirs. When you’ve moved into a park home, it’s not only a new building but a new environment and probably something you’re not used to. That means being able to pesonalise your park home can be a big job. One that you want to make sure you do properly in order to ensure your park home feels like a home.
Luckily for you, we can give you advice on how to personalise your park home. And we’ve put together a little checklist of sorts to help you turn your new house into a home. These tips will cut down on time spent redecorating, and give you more time to actually enjoy your new home. So read on!
When people choose to start redecorating their home, they often look at what’s in style at the moment. While this seems to make sense, styles come and go quicker than you can say ‘DIY’. By the time you’ve finished redecorating one room, the style has changed and you need to redecorate again!
This is a complete waste of time and money, and certainly won’t help you enjoy your new park home. Instead of following the latest trends there are different things you can do. Try and choose your furniture based on what your personal taste is. That way you’ll have something more unique. You can also make sure you choose pieces which are more timeless in their style.
Timeless pieces will look good for longer, and will save you having to redecorate every few years.
A brilliant and super easy way to personalise your park home a little is to hang photos. Whether it’s picture of family and friends, or art that you love. It’s a great way to show off your unique style, as well as the people closest to you.
There are many different ways to hang photos. You can choose to hang a few here and there, but for something far more spectacular try a photo wall. This is where you choose enough photos or pieces of art to cover one wall and then hang them. You can choose to hang them in an order, with the same frame. Or you can choose to hang them randomly with all sorts of different frames. It’s up to you, which is why it’s such a great way to personalise your park home.
If you’re recently retired, you might be at a bit of a loss for what to do. Why not take on a DIY project of upcycling an old piece of furniture? You can scour the charity and antique shops near your new park home, and find pieces that are really suited to you.
If you live in an area which is particularly known for its antiques or certain styles of furniture then why not take advantage of this? What better way to showcase your new park home then by filling it with items from the local area? There are plenty of books and things available online which will help you upcycle old furniture.
However, beware of ending up with more on your plate than you can handle! Try and stick to one project at a time, and don’t end up filling your new house with pieces of furniture that you’ll never get around to finishing!
Although it can be tempting to paint every room of your park house a really bright colour (trust us, we love a bright colour). It will make it much harder when it comes to redecorating. If you paint a bright colour, then in a couple of years when they paint is old and needs freshening, it will be that much harder to fix it.
This is why we recommend painting neutral colours throughout the house. You may be despairing at the idea of having plain walls but trust us it’ll be far easier. You can choose different arts, cushions, soft furnishings and other accessories to liven up a neutral room. This way, when it comes to redecorating, you’ll only have to change over these! And don’t forget about the photo hanging to liven up an otherwise neutral wall.
Some people may be sceptical about having plants in their home. Especially if you’ve never been very green fingered in life, why choose retirement to take it up? If you’re worried about killing any plant, then don’t worry. There are plenty of indoor plants which take very little looking after – you just need to water them every so often!
Plants, greenery and flowers can really help to make a house a home, especially if you go for bright and beautiful colours. Although the most obvious places for plants is outside, you can get some really amazing indoor plants. Try and choose ones with wonderful flowers and ones which are quite fragrant.
There is also many health benefits to having plants indoors. They purify the air, so you are actually going to be breathing in cleaner, fresher air. As well as that, studies have shown that people who have plants in their home are often happier. This is to do with the relaxing properties of plant life. What better way to spend your retirement than relaxing in your beautiful new park home?
There are so many different things you can do to make your park house a home. Each change that you make should be personalised and individual to you. Hopefully you can use this list as a guide of sorts to give you some ideas. If you’re living in a park house and have made some changes to make it your own, what have you done? Let us know, we’d love to hear your tips!