While we were looking at moving this year, the universe seemed to get involved to hurry things along, which has actually worked out for the best in the end. We now have a space that is much more suited to our needs and our future plans, which is a big deal. However, it also means that I have to deal with trying to make it feel like home.
I'm a big fan of my home comforts and all the little bits and pieces that I've collected over the years. You may wander why I have a solar-powered nodding Jack the Skeleton next to an antique decanter set, but to me, the two go together perfectly. Everything in my house has been chosen carefully, looked after and teamed with other things to create a mix of items that I love. Not having them out or in their right place can actually be really stressful for me, which is one of the reasons I hate moving.
Over the course of the last month - we've now been in our new house for a month and a day - the husband and I have been working to make the place feel like home. This has been fairly easy for him, as all he really needs is a comfortable chair in the lounge and all his computer stuff working. For me, it's about making the space mine (or ours), which is a bit more complicated a process.