Home & Garden

The Personality Pad - How to Turn Your New Apartment Into a Home

  • Written by Auzzi Shopping

The first few weeks in a new place are always a bit uncomfortable. Everything is yet to be set up and you’re not used to coming home after a long day’s work to your brand new home. Moving from the suburbs to a closer-in, city apartment can be stressful and alien, as the sounds and sights are all new to you, and if your previous address was a quiet neighborhood, you’re likely in for a bit of a surprise noise-wise.


New apartment living is stressful for a variety of reasons. However, the key thing to remember when it comes to your new apartment is that with a few well-placed tweaks you can make the place feel like your old, familiar home in a new location in no time at all. To help with that goal, we have put together a few hints and tips for getting to that comfortable mindset sooner.




The first step to turning your new apartment into an extension of yourself is to fill it with the art you know and love. This doesn’t have to be the reserved fine art many people spend decades saving for, and neither does it have to be cheap $10 canvases from Kmart.


Whatever you find makes you feel at home, comfortable, or a bit of both is the kind of artwork you should have elegantly strewn about the walls and floor spaces of your home. Small statuettes can give your new apartment a feeling of being occupied, even if you’re the only one living there, and beautifully crafted picture frames surrounding your family pictures can remind you of your loved ones every day.





The furniture in your home can say a lot about you as a person, but it can also make you feel a lot of things you didn’t know you felt. Not many people will replace all of the furniture in their home at once, and this is because each piece of furniture holds sentimental value to you personally.


Arranging your familiar furniture in familiar ways can help your mind to quickly accept your new surroundings. Any piece can always be moved or replaced at a later date once the layout of your new home is more familiar to you.




The arrangement of your new apartment can make all the difference in the world to your familiarity with it. So, be sure to play around with where you’re going to be putting your bed before you move all of your stuff in. If you’re living by yourself, remember that the main room doesn’t have to be the living room to host people in. You are more than capable of making an enormous, beautiful bedroom out of that space. Aside from this, if there are second or third bedrooms that are arranged more like your bedroom in your previous living situation, those could help you settle into the new space faster.




A song has thousands of connections in our minds; to smells and tastes and memories and certain people, as well as years of our lives, feelings we felt and things we wanted. A song can hold a lot of sway over how we feel about a place, and making use of this important feature of the human mind is a good way to bring us to a place where we can feel closer to the space we inhabit.


Play a song that makes you feel at home in your new place, or find some new music that you really like while at home in your new apartment. Those connections will make you feel more comfortable sooner, and are, therefore, invaluable in the quest for quick comfort at home.




Sometimes a smell can take us back to our childhood faster than a home movie, a reminiscing session with childhood friends, or even visiting the place where you grew up. Maybe it’s a meal, or a cologne or perfume your parents or guardians used to wear, or a chemical cleaner used in the kitchen. Whatever it is, it can catapult you headlong back to that cozy, comfortable space. Find that smell, and bring it to your new home for a quick and increased homely association.


Host an Event


Finally, there is the option to host your friends and family around at your new home. Sometimes, making a place feel like home is as simple as filling it with those closest to you, a few pizzas, some drinks, and some music. The memories you build in that one night will be of people you care deeply for interacting with the new and exciting areas of your brand new home, which is something you’ll reflect on in the years to come.


Making a place feel like home isn’t nearly as hard as it’s made out to be. Just make sure you have the right kind of frames for your family photos, the smells and sounds that make you feel at home, and a layout that feels comfortable to you.

The Personality Pad - How to Turn Your New Apartment Into a Home

The first few weeks in a new place are always a bit uncomfortable. Everything is yet to be set up and you’re not used to coming home after a long day’s work to your brand new home. Moving from the suburbs to a closer-in, city apartment can be stressful and alien, as the sounds and sights are all n...

Read more

Getting Scientific - 6 Tips For Creating the Ultimate Sleep Sanctuary

Sleep is more important than most people think. And there is a big difference between a good sound sleep, and lying in until midday. There have been a number of studies over the past few years about the importance of creating a sleep sanctuary in your bedroom, with an emphasis on excluding phones...

Read more

How to Measure roller Blinds

How to measure roller blinds for the window where they will be hung to ensure that the right choice has been made. Measuring the area where the roller blinds are going to be placed is going to ensure whether they are are going to fit flush with the window, keeping out the sun and ensuring that an ...

Read more

Calming Confines - 4 Tips For Turning Your Home Into a Peaceful Palace

It should never be underestimated how much the energy of your home impacts your general happiness and productivity. The second you walk into your home after a long day at work, are you greeted with more stress, or a feeling of calm?   There are ways to transform your home into a peaceful space ...

Read more

Adulting 101: How to Move Out of a Share House

Congratulations! You’ve reached the point in your life where you’re trading the fun, friendship and filth of communal living for the serenity and cleanliness that comes with having your own place.   Moving out of a share house seems pretty straight forward - after all, you only have one room, ri...

Read more

Making money with house flipping and DIY property renovation

The Australian property market is booming. Housing has never before been so unaffordable. It has been for at least ten years and there is no end in sight as renovators and investors compete for limited realestate stock. Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are the States where population growth is contin...

Read more

Intelligent Interior Insights - What is Property Styling and Why is it Effective?

It is an undisputable fact that in most homes, each room is basically just a set of four walls. What property styling aims to deliver is showcasing those rooms and the whole home, to their best advantage. The ultimate goal? To achieve the highest possible selling price for your home.   For this ...

Read more

How to Rid Your Mattress of Mold

Mold can be a nuisance for most people. The CDC reports that mold is prominent in our world, whether it be the air we breathe or the surfaces that surround us. The key component is that mold will breed rapidly where moisture is found.   Some people are impervious to the effects of mold, which i...

Read more

The Dirt Doctor – 5 Signs That Your Backyard Needs Professional Help

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably noticed that you have some clear strengths and skills. You might be great at putting together colour palettes for interior design transformations, or you could have a real flair for finding antique furniture. However, you probably have some weaknesses as wel...

Read more

Bigger Picture Planning - The Importance of Consistency in Modern Home Design

Modern home design is an interesting field of study, and an even more interesting field of practice. There is something amazing about the perfectly designed modern house, and while it doesn’t always have the warmth and charm of an old-fashioned cottage, it’s a style of living with it’s own virtues...

Read more

Delicious Décor – 6 Tips for Designing Your Perfect Kitchen

The image of the perfect kitchen changes depending on who’s dreaming about it. We’ve all got different goals and priorities and, what dazzles and delights one homeowner, might not be the same for another. This is why flawless kitchen design always starts with the needs and expectations of the user...

Read more

Patio Planning Guide – 5 Cosy Tips for Turning Your Outdoor Area into a Homey Haven

When you’re lucky enough to live in a country as beautiful as Australia, you tend to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. There’s a good reason why Aussies are such eager hikers, campers, surfers, and explorers. It’s not all about epic treks though, because some of the best adventures happen r...

Read more