Setting up your home while expatriating

You have just arrived in Luxembourg as an expatriate, alone, as a couple or with your family. The fitting out of your new home is a step that should not be neglected.

Indeed, expatriation means a new job, new experiences, new friends, but above all a loss of reference points and a need to find oneself! Your new home should be a haven of peace and well-being, so that the whole family can quickly feel at home. And this, even if it is only a transit accommodation.

A home that fits your lifestyle

Long-term expatriation or departure already planned, in your search for accommodation, give priority to a place that corresponds to your lifestyle and that of your family.

The choice of neighborhood is fundamental: proximity to schools and work, public transportation nearby, entertainment to go out in the evening or a quiet residential area, shopping, … It is important not to make a mistake in choosing your environment to feel good from the moment you arrive in Luxembourg. We give you here some references to know the districts of the city of Luxembourg .

Once you have found a place to live, whether you are the owner or simply a tenant, its layout is essential. However, don’t forget that as a tenant you will have to ask the owner’s permission to make certain improvements that could be long-lasting. Nevertheless, the atmosphere of your new house or apartment must be warm and conducive to family exchanges. Your accommodation must allow you to create a bubble of intimacy and well-being, which can be very useful especially in the first moments of integration in Luxembourg.

A new “home” to find well-being

Away from your family and friends, it is important to recreate a “home” corresponding to your aspirations as soon as you arrive. The place of residence must be a source of well-being. Indeed, whether Luxembourg is your first expatriation experience or a new adventure after several expatriations, it is important to find a zen home to recharge your batteries, to cocoon with your family, to receive your new friends.

Arrange photo frames to personalize your home and find your loved ones, especially if you have opted for a furnished home, often cold and impersonal. Add some green plants to give a more lively feel. Don’t hesitate to hang curtains on the windows. Blinds, curtains and other hangings bring more warmth and allow to hide the shutters which will be quickly closed in winter.

Organize your home

Are you moving with your furniture? Take the time to arrange them to recreate your familiar world. On the contrary, the space may be favorable for a new arrangement that will create a new breath of life.
Do you need to buy new furniture or even create custom-made storage units? You can find many furniture stores, at all prices, whether in the city, in Luxembourg shopping centers or even in the countries bordering Luxembourg . Some furniture stores even offer the services of an interior designer to help you design your interior. Find out more.

Illuminate the rooms

In any case, remember to let light into the rooms. In Luxembourg, autumn days can be gray and rainy . Favour a furniture layout that makes the most of the daylight. Low furniture is ideal for this. Be careful not to overload the rooms.
Take inspiration from Scandinavian or northern interiors. Choose light colors, with colored touches for the accessories. Multiply the sources of light with pretty lamps, arrange mirrors that will reflect the light in the rooms a little darker.

Pretty candles will diffuse comforting scents and bring light and warmth to your home.

Play the cozy interiors

Curtains, rugs, cushions, plaids promote the cocooning side and invite relaxation. Choose them preferably in lighter colors and in materials like linen or faux fur very fashionable. Choose light curtains rather than dark and heavy curtains. Set up spaces for family interaction or play, with pretty candles and vases for flowers.

Don’t forget the outside

Are you lucky enough to have an outdoor space such as a balcony or terrace? Don’t forget that you can enjoy beautiful, warm and sunny days in spring or summer. In Luxembourg, the months of October and September can offer very nice days, like an Indian summer.
Arrange your outdoor space accordingly, to enjoy all the sunny moments with sun loungers and a parasol. You won’t regret investing in a brazier, or even in fake fur plaids to enjoy the long summer evenings!

You want to know more aboutinstallation of your home? More information here.

Housing fairs in Luxembourg

Furniture Festival or Miwwelfestival

The Luxembourg Furniture Federation brings together furniture specialists in Luxembourg. You will find on their website fedam. lu furniture and decoration stores. The arrival of the new collections is celebrated twice a year with the Miwwelfestival in spring and autumn.

Home and Living Room

The federation is also involved in the national housing fair Home & Living, which takes place every year in autumn at LuxExpo.