Grade 6

British Columbia

The Meaning of Home

I am going to tell you how to make an empty house with four walls and a roof into a home so it is not a canvas without a painter.

If you are going to live alone you should start with your room, but if you are living with family members you should start in the living room. For the living room you need couches, a T.V. (If you would like), you should hang some pictures of the family. And If you are living alone, you will need a bed, dresser or closet, a desk if you want, and some posters. Now I am going to tell you how to make a house your own.

The way to make a house your own is to paint the walls any color you want! I would do all the rooms in different colors. I would do warm colors for the living room and any color for your room. Another way to make a house a home is to know you can choose what type of flooring you would like. It can match your walls, or it can match your furniture (it doesn’t have to though).

Turning a house into a home should make you feel safe and keep you warm or cold. My home makes me feel safe because I have loved ones and loving pets. Something that turns a house into a home is the smell. My home smells like vanilla to me. when you get a home and make it your own, it will smell however you want it to!

That is how I would turn a house into a home, but the thing that really makes a house a home, is the people living in it.