What makes your house a home?

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29/07/2012 at 11:37

Obviously for most people, the family and pets will score high on the list, but what material possessions make your house feel homely to you?

As a student, when I was moving regularly, I always unpacked my bedding and photos first.  I never felt that I belonged there until the wall was covered with photos.

Today I would still score my bedding highly, but also my spotty teapot and my crafts.

29/07/2012 at 13:00


 First thing unpacked when we moved in January...

29/07/2012 at 13:41

My house is a home because it feels like it. It is very welcomming. It's brick built so always feels warm, it has open fire places, windows that let in the light. I feel relaxeed at home.

yes, my cats, my garden, the space around me. Having good neighbours.


Lots of my stuff - stuff that you need to focus on. I like crafts so I have a lot of craft objects. I like stones so there are lots of stones in every room. Strange little things that I pick up. Stuff.

lots and lots of stuff.

29/07/2012 at 13:54
For me it's the following:
- kettle, tea bags, mug
- pictures
- arrange boxes into fort formation for a few days....
29/07/2012 at 16:50
Just my wife. Material things don't really matter at the end of the day
29/07/2012 at 17:35

A couple of neighbours of mine were discussing the relative merits of their properties and lifestyle when one of them declared that his adjoining neighbours place was a house whereas his place was a home. She countered this by agreeing her's was indeed a house but his was in fact a sty. It was a very very dirty house.

29/07/2012 at 17:36

My books, photos, CDs and the old vinyl records I can't play any more as I have nothing to play them on.  Friends in the village, favourite pub in the next village, familiar running routes.

29/07/2012 at 18:51
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Just my wife. Material things don't really matter at the end of the day

+1 This

29/07/2012 at 20:04

All my 20 + houseplants 

29/07/2012 at 21:37

I suspect SuperCaz has deliberately excluded spouse, family and friends from her question to focus on what helps you to feel good about your private space.

Photos of the excluded subjects if they make me feel happy and I remember good times. Good bed - i like to wake up fresh. Shower - I like to be fresh. Books. Those would be the minimum to help keep me mentally and physically comfortable. I could not have a radio or music constantly in the background.

All the best SuperCaz.

29/07/2012 at 21:39

Other than people - I like to have things to make me comfortable (bed, pillows, blankets), my books and a fully equipped kitchen. I also like to have photos and music

29/07/2012 at 21:45

Kids, Husband, Dog, Sea Monkeys and my assortment of wooden boxes brought from various medieval fayre's which are filled with my odd little bits and bobs including my prized collection of sea glass retrieved from various points along the essex coastline


Edited: 29/07/2012 at 21:46
29/07/2012 at 21:46

My Kindle - books are so last year!

29/07/2012 at 21:46

The kitchen. Not that I'm a domestic godess or anything. but I don't feel like it's "home" until I can go to a cupboard for something without having to think where it is. 

Thereafter, my bed & bedding go a good way to making me feel at home, as does getting the books on bookshelves. 

29/07/2012 at 21:49

Anywhere I have called home has a lot of books. Proper books.

And a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses prominently displayed. Ha. try that with yer kindling.

Edited: 29/07/2012 at 21:51
29/07/2012 at 21:53
My adsl line and computer, as long as I'm on the net I can live anywhere.
29/07/2012 at 21:55

tea-making equipment

29/07/2012 at 21:57
bos1 wrote (see)

Anywhere I have called home has a lot of books. Proper books.

And a copy of James Joyce's Ulysses prominently displayed. Ha. try that with yer kindling.

Oh no! you are welcome to your prominently displayed copy of Ulysses.

29/07/2012 at 22:13

I love my picture books. Kindle couldn't handle those, or my art books. I'll take Ulysses and double with Milton's Paradise Lost.

Plus my illustrated poems.

29/07/2012 at 23:06
Familiar smells. Laundry washed with your usual washing powder. Smelly candles. Coffee. Toast.
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