I like this piece on Houzz about saying goodbye to the old house and hello to the new.
I think one can transfer the feeling of "home" more easily by doing some the the things suggested. Going away and housewarming parties make great events. A scrapbook or set of photos from the old place helps say goodbye. Making your mark on the new home - even as simple as painting a wall - can make it feel like home faster.
Have a look at the article here.