As the old saying goes, there’s no place like home. But sometimes the life of luxury is just too good to turn down, especially when setting up home in beautiful regions of Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo and Vilamoura. Here’s how you can make your luxury villa quickly feel like home.
Once the moving boxes are unpacked and the furniture is in place, this can often signal the overwhelming sense of beginning your new life in your new home. However, you would be forgiven in thinking that there’s still a feeling of newness, weeks, even months down the line as you become accustomed to your new surroundings.
Of course, there’s bound to be a big difference when taking the plunge by moving away from a country you were born and raised in. It will be difficult to leave family and friends behind in some cases, but sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the things we want to do and achieve in our lives – the recent pandemic is living proof of that.
As many of our recent luxury villa buyers will testify, a sense of home is all about perception, and regardless of the surrounding factors it is possible to cultivate true warmth and personality no matter where you are living.
Only you know what truly makes you feel warm, safe, and happy in the four walls you own, but regardless of taste when it comes to your comfort preferences, we have some ideas that you may want to incorporate or consider if you are seriously looking at starting a new life in a luxury property in the heart of the Golden Triangle.
Helping to paint a picture-perfect paradise: Whether it’s an artistic bowl of fruit, a picturesque scenery, or a cartoon sketch of you and your significant other at a pleasure beach… research shows that simply looking at art can reduce stress and make you happy. While everyone enjoys looking at something beautiful hanging on the walls, this approach also injects your individual personality and interests into your new space.
Embrace treasured memories: Leaving behind the motherland for a new life in the sun doesn’t mean you can’t bring the best bits with you. Incorporating a few home comforts throughout your new property that remind you of the good times is always a nice touch. home close by. It might be a special piece of furniture, the music box from your old bedroom, or even a few dated board games. Little treasures carry with them the warm sentiment we all need, there’s no denying that they have a unique ability to make you feel at ease, and in some cases, make you who you are.
Tidy villa, tidy mind: The way your house is kept is an expression of how you feel. If you try to relax when your villa is a mess, you might find it difficult to switch off because there is still work to be done – by keeping on top of your chores, you remove that aforementioned stress, putting you in a tranquil mood to enjoy resting at home. Thus, a tidy villa is great for the mind. In addition to improving your mood, it also boosts your productivity and a sense of accomplishment, giving you more time to enjoy the things you love to do.
Animal instinct: While you can’t always bring the ones we love with you for a permanent stay, your pets are always there for the ride. Pets make us happier and healthier, proven to reduce stress and blood pressure. Their presence alone provides welcomed company, especially if someone has voluntarily gone missing for the day on the local golf courses… Of course, a pet can require a lot of responsibility, but the benefits ensure your villa feels even more homely.
Green shoots of positivity: Just like art and animals, plants and flowers are well-recognized for their ability to positively impact our mood and reduce stress, among other things. The obvious benefit of adding greenery to your home is that once grown, these are beautiful additions to your life of luxury. You can also go green in the other sense, by helping to look after your new surroundings with regular recycling and preserving our larger home: Planet Earth.
To summarise, here is a list of ten key thoughts to consider when making your luxury feel like home:
- 1. Sleeping in your own bed
- 2. Family photos
- 3. Your own spot on the sofa
- 4. The memories made in the home
- 5. Food in the fridge/cupboards
- 6. A bookshelf filled with your books
- 7. The smell of freshly cooked food
- 8. Freshly washed bed sheets
- 9. The location of the house
- 10. Natural light
Regency Luxury Property’s reputation has been built on trust and a high class service. We endeavour to find and recommend the property that best suits your tastes and desires using our expertise and industry experience to advise you.
Our partnerships with established local and international real estate agents present easy access to the finest villas currently on the property market within our statement communities of Quinta Do Lago, Vale Do Lobo and Vilamoura.
For further details, prices, and availability on a specific property you have in mind, please contact us at Regency Luxury Property – are you ready to embark on a new life abroad?