Making a new house feel like home does not happen overnight. But ever so slowly, piece by piece: homes become our own.
It is especially important for children to feel settled where they live: I believe it lowers their anxiety and even improves their sleep. But I do not mean to infer you should spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars to do it! It may mean hanging hand-drawn artwork or painting their favorite color on the wall.
Several months ago my daughter and I painted her nightstand. The color was perfect but the room did not feel complete. I searched for a bedding that matched her creative style, and in the end I made her a custom set starting with a basic IKEA duvet. It turned out just as I imagined! Cheerful, artistic, and feminine without using typical pink+purple.
For the step by step tutorial visit Andrea's Notebook!