With a few simple touches you can turn your new house at Spring Mountain Ranch in Riverside into a home

Buying a new house is a big deal. Turning it into a home is just as big of a deal, because home is your oasis, the place where you are most comfortable. So it should be a place where you love to live your life and where you are happiest. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time, because creating a home simply means filling it with the things, and people, that you love. We want to share with you a few ideas on how to make the process fun and affordable.

Adorn your home with art

This may sound like an expensive undertaking, but it’s really not. Art is not about the price tag, it’s about how you feel when you look at it. So go to a local gallery or a street fair and just look around until you see something that touches your soul. You’ll know right away when you’ve found something that moves you. And remember, art is not just about paintings. It can be a vase, a family heirloom, really anything that expresses who you are.

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Create a centerpiece

Here’s where you get to splurge. Treat yourself to one piece of furniture that you love. Then make it a centerpiece for your home. It could be a sofa that defines your great room, shelves that line an entire wall where you can display your favorite books, or a hutch with a glass door where you can show off the China that Grandma gave you or the crystal you received as a wedding gift.

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Adopt a pet

Animals animate any space they occupy, so consider adopting one. If you have kids, your pets will become their best friends. Even if you don’t have kids, you’ll never regret having a pet. They will be your most loyal friend, your little cuddle bug, and a constant source of joy. And if you adopt a rescue animal, you’ll get the reward of knowing you gave an animal in need it’s forever home. So check out an adoption website and browse through the pictures until one little guy captures your attention. We like Adopt-a-Pet, because it links you to shelters in your area. It’s here: https://www.adoptapet.com/

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Home is all about people

Once you’ve decorated your home into a place you enjoy being, the only thing left to do is fill it with great people. Use any and every excuse you can think of to invite your favorite people over. Family gatherings, birthday parties for friends, or just, “Hey everyone, let’s hang out at my house this weekend!” Fill your house with good friends, have good times, and create good vibes. You will have created a place where the best of life happens.

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