Perusing the MLS listings to see all of the houses for sale can be a blast, but there’s nothing quite like making an offer, going through the process, and ending buying a home. There’s something that’s truly special about walking in the door for the first time and knowing that the house you’re standing in is your own. Of course it starts to feel even more like home once you bring your belongings in and figure out how to organize the rooms.

But how can you make your house a home? Is it as simple as following a guide or is there more to it than that? Luckily for you, the team at Brandi Tate Real Estate has plenty of experience and we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more!

3 Tips for Making the Most of Your New Home

Consider How It Makes You Feel

When you enter a room, how do you want it to make you feel? Do you want your living room to be a space where you relax or one where you entertain guests? How do you want to decorate? What kind of furniture do you prefer? There are plenty of questions to ask yourself, but most importantly, deciding what vibe you want the room to have is an excellent starting point. Speaking of which…

Look for Inspiration

There are plenty of places to find inspiration when it comes to making a room feel the way you want it to. Start with Apartment Therapy and browse their house tours to get ideas. Create a mood board on Pinterest and take note of the things you like about each image. These serve as a great starting point where you can find the inspiration you need to create a home that you’ll absolutely love spending time in. And after all, isn’t your home the place you go to recharge? You deserve to enjoy it!

Break the Rules

You’ll also inevitably come across various lists of rules for making your home a better place, but ultimately the way you want your home to look is up to you. Don’t hesitate to break the “rules” that don’t make sense to you. Want to paint the walls a dark color? Go for it! Considering hanging a picture at the less than ideal height? Do it! Your home is your home first and foremost, so if you like it, that’s all that matters. Focus on what you want to get out of your home and what makes you happy and you’ll be just fine, and isn’t your happiness the most important thing?

Searching for Homes for Sale in Los Gatos?

If you’re looking for a new home and you don’t know where to start, we’d love the opportunity to help. At Brandi Tate Real Estate, we’re here to make sure you get into a home you’ll enjoy for years to come. Nothing would make us happier than to help you find a house that you can turn into a home of your very own. Contact us today to get started!