20 Beautiful Home Quotes That Capture The Essence Of What Home Means For Each Of Us

There’s no place like home and everyone knows it. This is such an iconic quote that it has become an axiom. It’s also one of the many home quotes that can serve as a source of inspiration for some amazing interior design projects both big and small.

One of these quotes (or several) can inspire you to try something different with your home interior or can become an actual physical part of your decor, either way, this is a great starting point. Let’s have a look at 20 home quotes that you can choose from. 

Good houses take work - Michael S. SmithView in gallery
Good houses take work – Michael S. Smith

It takes time and effort to turn a space into a home and it’s not all about the furniture, the decorations and everything else inside but also about the feeling that you get every time you open the front door and step inside. 

The ultimate luxury is being able to relax and enjoy your home - Jeff LincolnView in gallery
The ultimate luxury is being able to relax and enjoy your home – Jeff Lincoln

Home is where you feel most comfortable at, or so it should be. Sure, there’s constant maintenance that needs to be done but ultimately you get to take a step back and enjoy all the hard work that you’ve put into that place and that’s such a wonderful feeling. 

Repurposing and restyling are what make a home personal - Nestor Santa CruzView in gallery
Repurposing and restyling are what make a home personal – Nestor Santa Cruz

The most important ingredient for turning a house into a home is time, time to find new uses for old things, to reorganize the interior, redesign and adjust the little details and put more of your style into everything that surrounds you. 

If I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home - Miles ReddView in gallery
If I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home – Miles Redd

Nature is the biggest source of inspiration for a lot of designs. Taking elements from nature and bringing them into a space makes spaces look and feel familiar. This is also a way for us to reconnect with nature and to bring a little piece of it, however symbolic, into our lives. 

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in - Robert FrostView in gallery
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in – Robert Frost

We may change our place of residence quite a few times but there’s one place that forever remains ‘home’. It’s usually our place of birth, the house where we grew up and enjoyed wonderful moments with our family. Even when everyone has moved out, that’s still a place we can call home. 

To be an ideal guest, stay at home - E. W. HoweView in gallery
To be an ideal guest, stay at home – E. W. Howe

Every once in a while it’s important to enjoy the fun side of things. Being able to respond positively to a joke, even one that has some harsh truth into it, helps one grow as a person and helps them maintain a positive perspective in life. 

At the end of the day, it isn't where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I'm going and never have been before - Warsan ShireView in gallery
At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before – Warsan Shire

This is an interesting perspective, one that emphasizes the fact that we’re always evolving, always changing and seeking new adventures and new ways of life. For some home is where they grew up while for others home is a concept yet to be materialized. 

Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable - Catherine PulsiferView in gallery
Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable – Catherine Pulsifer

No matter how chaotic our day can be, once we get home everything goes away. It’s important to have a place where you can feel truly comfortable and safe, a sanctuary where you can relax, unwind and forget about all the worries so you can wake up next morning with fresh energy. 

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love - Billy GrahamView in gallery
Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love – Billy Graham

A lot of what makes a home feel so comfortable and secure for each of us is the fact that we get to share it with our loved ones and that we feel attached to it on an emotional level. That can be materialized in different ways for each person. 

The longest road out is the shortest road home - Irish proverbView in gallery
The longest road out is the shortest road home – Irish proverb

A straight route is not necessarily quicker than a detour. It’s also not necessarily more rewarding as each person gets to appreciate different things in life. Use these elements to customize and personalize your home and to turn it into a materialization of your unique style. 

Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark - Pierce BrownView in gallery
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark – Pierce Brown

A good strategy when transforming a space into your new home is to surround yourself with things that give you joy and make you happy. That way you can forget about your past and everything else when you’re here and feel comfortable even at the darkest times. 

Home is where you feel loved, appreciated and safe - Tracey TaylorView in gallery
Home is where you feel loved, appreciated and safe – Tracey Taylor

The concept of home doesn’t have to refer to a single particular space. One can have more than one home, each with its own particularities. There will most likely be one that stands out, one place where everything just feels better. It often has to do with the person or persons that you get to share that place with. 

A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there - M. K. SoniView in gallery
A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there – M. K. Soni

Although this is a beautiful and true quote, that’s not to say we shouldn’t try to make our homes as lovely as possible. The aesthetics of the space also play an important role in making it feel like home. A person is not simply spending time in their home, they’re constantly transforming it. 

Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms. - William J. BennettView in gallery
Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms. – William J. Bennett

You don’t realize where home is until you want a place where you a hide from the world, a place where you can feel sheltered and safe. Try to make your house that place by filling it with items that both look and feel nice. Turn it into a sanctuary for you and everyone else living there. 

Home is where one starts from - T. S. EliotView in gallery
Home is where one starts from – T. S. Eliot

We all start from somewhere, we have a place we call home which doesn’t move or disappear. It always has a special place in our hearts and we sometimes try to make our current homes feel similar to that by borrowing the style, certain design and decor elements or a few symbolic details from it. 

Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others - David SoulView in gallery
Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others – David Soul

The fact is each and every one of us imprints their own unique style onto the space that they call home. We may realize it but every decision we make changes the way we and the other perceive that space. Sometimes we focus on making it as comfortable and as nice for ourselves and other times we want it to feel welcoming to others and that tells something about us in each case. 

A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension and worry - Wilfred PetersonView in gallery
A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension and worry – Wilfred Peterson

The challenge of turning this quote into reality is sometimes being responsible for the wellbeing of others. Of course, a home should be equally inviting, comfortable and safe to everyone living in it so take that into consideration when planning out the layout, the design, and everything else. 

Home isn't a place, it's a feeling - Cecelia AhemView in gallery
Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling – Cecelia Ahem

Creating something that looks interesting and catches the eye is not that difficult. Creating something that induces a feeling is always a challenge. Turning emotions into interior design elements is something that not everyone is able to do by themselves. Luckily, asking for help and collaborating with others is in our nature.

A home without books is a body without soul - Marcus Tullius CiceroView in gallery
A home without books is a body without soul – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Some specific items like books just have something that always helps to makes a space look lives in and like a home. Sprinkling a few books around on shelves or casually sitting on a table really helps to set a cozy mood. You can take that to the next level if you’re really into reading and come up with all sorts of interpretations. 

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition - James BaldwinView in gallery
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition – James Baldwin

We’re ending with an abstract quote which, like many paintings and art pieces, can be interpreted in an infinite number of ways. It’s up to each and every one of us to discover what home really means, what it feels like and what it looks like. Then we can turn that vision into reality.