Stockholm is the perfect combination of natural green spaces and urban buzz – an ideal location for a family that wants to relocate to a gorgeous area. Expats find that moving to Stockholm is quite ideal since it’s been ranked at number 49 out of the 492 cities of the world when it comes to the cost of living. However, moving to a new city can be pretty stressful. There are many things to take care of, from packing up to eventually saying goodbye to the familiar comfort. Thankfully, there are some simple things that you can do to make your new Stockholm abode feel like home.
Get cleaned and organized
After moving to a new house, there will be boxes to unpack and clutter to deal with. If the house was just recently constructed or remodeled, dust and dirt might be all over the home. Cleaning and organizing the entire home will give it that fresh look and make it feel like home. Air out the house to keep the air circulating, and burn some candles or use a diffuser to fill your home with a fresh and familiar scent.
Scandinavian decorating elements
Once the house is sparkling clean, your new home will be like a blank canvas. This is your chance to create an atmosphere that will make the house feel like a dynamic and exciting place to live in. Adding some artwork and thoughtfully chosen decorative items can make your new house feel welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. Begin by hanging your family photos and art that was in the previous home to maintain that sense of familiarity. Then, to create a connection to Swedish culture, you can put Scandinavian decorating elements around the house. Consider installing statement pendant lights, swapping old furniture with ones made of light-coloured wood, and place cozy sheepskin throws on chairs to add a Nordic vibe to your living spaces.
Host a casual dinner for the neighbors
Now that your home is all set up and ready, hosting a casual housewarming party is a great way to meet the neighbors and kickstart a close friendship between families. Moving to a new city with kids might be challenging, but having friends around will help your family settle right in.
The first few days after moving into a new house might feel cold and unfamiliar. However, with the above tips, you should feel right at home in no time.