Pictures tell stories about the people in them, so adding a collection of framed photos to walls and furniture is a good way to create a feeling of residency. While the events in pictures are often obscure, smiling faces make the stories real to family and visitors who view them. It is a good way to feel the structure has been waiting for those living there, and it will ensure that visitors know the family has made it their own.
Many people travel or even visit local sites that are special in some way, and most of them will bring home a memento to remember their visit. Some people look for items that will capture the attention of anyone seeing them, and they can be an important part of creating a feeling of home. Adding even a few special pieces throughout the house can remind the family this is their new home.