So, your new neighbours just moved in across the road and you’re wrapping your brain around the perfect housewarming gift to give them. Don’t worry, we are here to give you 5 different housewarming gifts for your new neighbours that are bound to impress them.
First up on our list of the best housewarming gifts to give your new neighbours are throw pillows. While throw pillows don’t initially sound very exciting, they are essential to any living room and can add so much colour and brightness, livening it up immensely. However, there are some rules you need to follow when picking the right throw pillows for your new neighbours across the road.
First, you need to make sure they are cohesive in colour with their living room and furniture. You are going to get the most impact if the throw pillows are either in the similar but not identical shade as the rest of the living room or in a few complimentary shades. Don’t go buying a bunch of random throw pillows you think would look neat inside your home otherwise they may end up in that same shelf after your neighbours have returned them.
Next, you need to think about the print on the pillows and whatever you decide, stick with that print only! I would suggest picking from three different choices: a simple print, a busy print or a solid colour. If one day you are over having a few wines and a BBQ with your neighbours and you notice they love bold colours in their home, why not buy a few bold coloured throw pillows to add the perfect pop of colour. If they have quite simple living room furniture and décor then maybe a few busy print pillows would do just the trick.
Lastly, don’t go overboard. Buying 2 or 3 throw pillows is the perfect amount. Remember, you are not their interior designer. A few throw pillows will suffice just fine. Do not forget to shop for a great variety of cushion covers online.
2. Wall Hangings
Second on our list are wall art hangings. Wall hangings are a great home décor gift for any friend as they are very unique and can add a lot of personality to any home. When we think of wall décor, we typically think of paintings or canvases, that is why any type of wall hanging is bound to stand out as a gift and is sure to impress your new neighbours. I highly suggest looking around for a nice tapestry. You can always find such variety when it comes to tapestry and it also adds a huge amount of colour, pattern and different dimensions and textures to any home.
Next up we have the classic canvas prints Australia is known for. Be careful with this one, you want to do a little research first and see what kind of aesthetic your neighbours are going for. Canvas prints and paintings are definitely among some of the best wall décor ideas that are bound to refresh and brighten up any area in your home. Canvas prints are also great as they are typically inexpensive and can act as a statement piece within any home meaning you don’t need many to make an impact.
When picking out a print, don’t go for the super generic ideas. Make it more exciting, picking out a print that you know your neighbours will love (this is where the research comes in) If you already know them, try gifting them a customised canvas print that reflects their personality or maybe even an inside joke. If you have not yet met your new neighbours, then try find a print that would complement any home’s theme or colour scheme. Picking simple canvas.
When picking out a print, don’t go for the super generic ideas. Make it more exciting, picking out a print that you know your neighbours will love (this is where the research comes in) If you already know them, try gifting them a customised canvas print that reflects their personality or maybe even an inside joke. If you have not yet met your new neighbours, then try find a print that would complement any home’s theme or colour scheme. Picking simple canvas prints or black and white prints are always a safe option as they will match with any colour scheme.
Alright, this gift idea is quite bold and may not be your first choice if you have not met your neighbours however, it is bound to impress them if you pick the right piece.
Statement artwork can either be a huge hit or a huge miss, it really depends on the person/people you are gifting it too. Just like a canvas print, it is better if you can do a little research or if you have already met your neighbours and you know a little bit about their home aesthetic and their homes personality.
Finding a piece of abstract wall art that makes a statement and is the first thing you notice when walking into a room (in a good way) is a great gift and is bound to leave your new neighbours in awe of your gift giving skills.
A doormat also doesn’t sound like the most exciting gift in the world, but we already know your neighbours will love it. Doormats are so versatile and can add a lot of personality and humour to your home before you even step inside.
You could go for a simple “welcome” doormat or get creative and personalise a doormat that you know speaks to your neighbours and will make them laugh. Doormats are also very easy to find, you can find them in any home or furniture store or if you want a more personalised doormat then head over to Etsy where they have too many to count.
Doormats are also extremely inexpensive so there is no need to go spending hundreds on your new neighbour’s housewarming gift, remember it’s the thought that counts.
There you have it, five great housewarming gifts for your new neighbours. When giving a gift it is always nice to get creative instead of gifting something generic that will probably end up in the back of the closet, out of sight.
Although, this is easier said than done, especially if you have never met your neighbours, regardless, if you gift one of the five suggestions above you are sure to impress.