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4 Easy Ways to Make a Space Feel Like Home

Whether you're renting a space or living away from home—these tips will surely come in handy

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano

Moving out of the family home is inevitable sometimes. The reasons vary—some had to rent a unit near the office, others want a taste of independence, and there are those who had to leave the country to work abroad.

If you're missing the vibe and calming feel of home, there are a few easy steps that you can do to turn a plain and boring space into a cozy haven that somehow reminds you of your loved ones and the place where you grew up in. Consider these ideas:

Display photos and special souvenirs

An easy way to transform your space would be to display photos that remind you of loved ones. Do you love going on trips? Dedicate a space in your living area or bedroom where you can put these special pieces on display. If you love collecting souvenirs, you may also turn these into decor pieces that can instantly remind you of happy times.

Add a homey scent

Is there a specific scent that reminds you of home? Achieve the same feel in your space by adding scented candles and reed diffusers.

Work on a mini makeover

If you've just moved into your space, you may choose to transform the different areas one-by-one. This will keep you busy and help you create a home that you would love to come home to. Check the space and see which nooks can be up for improvement. You may turn awkward spaces into storage spots or functional areas. For example, an area by the window can be turned into a study or work corner. The space under stairs (if you have one) can be used as a home office or storage for shoes and extra supplies.

Jazz it up

Feel free to redecorate the space using colors that you prefer and pieces that you love. As you add these touches, it will slowly turn into a home that you've always wanted. No need to splurge as you can add pieces slowly—prioritize items that you really need before buying additional accessories.

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