Setting up expat accommodation in Luxembourg

Furnishing your home Luxembourg

Whether you've just arrived in Luxembourg as an expatriate, as a couple or as a family, finding and fitting out your new home is an important part of settling in smoothly and successfully.

Accommodation to help you settle in

Finding your bearings in your new home

Expatriation means a new job, new experiences, new friends - and it's a great adventure for everyone. But above all, expatriation means losing your bearings. And housing is a good way to land smoothly and get your bearings.

The first important point in the expatriation process is that everyone should feel at home in their new home! The family home is a refuge designed to ease the adjustment process. 

In Luxembourg as elsewhere, your new home should be a haven of peace and well-being for the whole family. Everyone should be able to feel at home. The length of your expatriation is of little importance.

A home to suit your family's needs

Long-term expatriation to Luxembourg or not, when looking for a place to live, make sure it suits your lifestyle and that of your family.

To do this, you'll need to list the key features of the home you're looking for, to ensure that it meets everyone's needs. This will make it easier for you to find the right home for you.

Choosing the right environment for your lifestyle

When choosing your new home, the choice of neighborhood is also essential to help you get used to your new surroundings .

Do you have children of your own? Your new home needs to be close to their schools, so you can drop them off easily or encourage your teenagers to become independent.

To make it easier for you to integrate and get to your place of work, it needs to be within easy reach of your home by public transport.

To help you get used to your new surroundings quickly, make sure you're close to shopping areas or nightlife.

Prefer the countryside or a quiet neighborhood? Find out more about residential neighborhoods.

It's important not to make any mistakes when choosing your environment, so that you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive in Luxembourg.

Here you'll find tips from a pro for visiting homes.

Relocating to Luxembourg

Once you've found your new home, investing in its furnishings is essential.

Bear in mind, however, that as a tenant, you'll need to ask the landlord's permission to make certain alterations that could be long-lasting. Check the terms of your lease.

The home, a setting conducive to sharing and family well-being

The atmosphere of your new house or apartment should be warm and inviting, conducive to family exchanges. Your home should allow you to create a bubble of intimacy and well-being. This can be particularly useful in the early stages of your move to Luxembourg. All the more so when you're confronted with the dreariness of Luxembourg's climate.

A new home away from home in Luxembourg

Away from family and friends, it's important to recreate a "home from home" that matches your aspirations as soon as you arrive in Luxembourg. Your new home should be a source of well-being.

Whether Luxembourg is your first expatriate experience or just one of many new adventures, it's important to find zen-like, welcoming accommodation. The whole family should be able to recharge their batteries in a family cocoon, or welcome guests to make new friends.

Personalize your interior to make it a place that reflects your personality

Are you ready to move? Is your furniture in place? Put up picture frames to personalize your home and find your loved ones, especially if you've opted for furnished accommodation.

Adding green plants will give a livelier feel and erase the cold, impersonal look of modern homes. Some, like moonflower or ivy, are even reputed to purify interiors. Don't have a green thumb? Don't worry, they're easy to care for.

Don't hesitate to hang curtains on the windows. Blinds, sheers and other drapes add immediate warmth and help to hide shutters, which will soon be closed in winter. If you're a tenant, don't forget to ask your landlord for permission if you need to drill holes for curtain rods.

Organize the interior of your home in Luxembourg

Moving house with your furniture? Take the time to arrange it in such a way as to recreate your familiar world. On the other hand, the space may be just right for a new layout and new furniture, to breathe new life into your home.

There's no shortage of furniture stores in Luxembourg. Whatever your budget, you'll find beautiful furniture and decorative objects. You'll find a wide range of furniture stores at all price points, whether in the city, in Luxembourg shopping centers or even in Luxembourg's border countries . Facebook groups and marketplaces can be used to pick up furniture at lower prices from people leaving Luxembourg.

Some furniture stores even offer the services of an interior designer to help you design your home. Find out more.

Light up the rooms to chase away the gloom of Luxembourg

In any case, remember to let plenty of light into the rooms of your new home. In Luxembourg, autumn days can be gray and rainy. Choose a furniture layout that maximizes daylight. Low furniture is ideal for this. Be careful not to overcrowd rooms.

Take inspiration from Scandinavian or northern European interiors. Choose light colors, with colorful touches for accessories.

Multiply light sources with pretty lamps, and place mirrors to reflect light in slightly darker rooms.

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

Cosy interiors for a cozy home in Luxembourg

Curtains, rugs, cushions and plaids add a cocooning touch and invite you to relax. Choose these accessories preferably in lighter colors. Choose natural materials.

Choose light sheers rather than dark, heavy curtains. Create spaces for family exchanges and games, with pretty candles and vases for flowers.

Don't forget your home's exterior

Are you lucky enough to have an outdoor space such as a balcony or terrace? Don't forget that you can enjoy warm, sunny days in spring and summer. In Luxembourg, September and October can also offer Indian summer-like autumn days.

Design your outdoor space accordingly. You'll be able to make the most of every sunny moment with deckchairs and a parasol. You won't regret investing in a brazier, or even some faux fur plaids to enjoy the long summer evenings!

Want to know more about housing in Luxembourg? Find out more here.

Fairs and festivals for your accommodation in Luxembourg

Festival du meuble or Miwwelfestival

The arrival of new furniture collections is celebrated twice a year by the Miwwelfestival, in spring and autumn. Organized by the Fédération du Meuble Luxembourgeois, the furniture festival invites residents to furnish their homes or renew their interior decoration at knock-down prices.

During the two weeks of the Furniture Fair, you can take advantage of reduced prices in participating stores.

The Luxembourg Furniture Federation brings together furniture specialists in Luxembourg. Visit their website to find furniture and decoration stores.

More information at

Home Expo

The federation is also involved in the Home Expo national housing fair, which takes place every October at LuxExpo. This is Luxembourg's must-attend event for everything to do with the home.

Here are a few addresses to help you design your home.

And don't forget our partner Stoll Maitre matelassier for your bedroom furnishings.

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