Ever stepped into a home that just seemed to wrap you in a warm, welcoming embrace? Would you love for your home to have the exact same welcoming vibe? Well, you’ll be delighted to know that it is totally possible to make your home the house that everyone wants to visit with the following top tips…
1. Create a foyer area
If you have an open living room that is not exactly set up for greeting guests, then you might want to think about creating a foyer area in your open living room, if not all of the time, at least when you have guests over. Something as simple as placing a table in the corner of the room where guests can put their coats, and where you have some fresh flowers on display, can make all the difference to how welcoming your house feels.
2. Let there be light…and lots of it!
Embrace the warm embrace of natural light if you’re serious about curating a home that is as inviting as it can possibly be. Layer different light sources to create a warm, glowing ambiance in the evenings that says come in and relax, you’re going to be warm and cozy here. Think floor lamps casting soft pools of light and twinkling fairy lights draping across window frames, sprinkling a dash of magic in every nook and cranny.
3. Welcome nature indoors
Invigorate your living spaces by inviting a bit of the great outdoors in. Potted plants can bring a splash of verdant vitality, while fragrant blooms can infuse your home with intoxicating scents that will make everyone want to spend time there. Not to forget, these green companions are fabulous listeners and won’t judge your Netflix binge-watching habits even if you are watching The Vampire Diaries on a seemingly endless loop!
4. Textures make the place more snuggly
If there’s one thing that will make your home feel all warm, cozy, and snuggly – and really what is more inviting than that? – then it is texture. Soft throws, plush cushions, and silken curtains can create layers of comfort and intrigue, beckoning you to sink in and stay awhile. Oh, and don’t forget those shaggy rugs which make bare floors so much more inviting than they otherwise would be, especially in the dead of winter.
5. Infuse your personality into the decor
Nothing says ‘welcome’ like a home decor that mirrors your personality with all of its little quirks and foibles. Showcase your eclectic art collection, or display treasures from your travels, and don’t be afraid to do something different, perhaps by choosing antique furniture or even making your own. When your home narrates your story, it automatically extends a warm invitation to everyone who visits, and serves as a fun way to entertain them in its own right.
6. Craft cozy corners
Fashion little havens where you can curl up with a good book or enjoy a cup of tea. A cozy chair, a side table with a quirky lamp, and a soft rug can all help you to easily create a snug corner that beckons for a moment of relaxation. Now you just need to find the time in your busy schedule to enjoy it!
7. Let your furniture do the talking
Arrange your furniture in a way that encourages the conversation to flow when you have friends or family over. Face sofas and chairs towards each other to create an inviting space that beckons guests to sit down and enjoy a good chat. You might also want to consider a screen for the TV so that it does not dominate the space `nd become a focal point at all times.
The nose knows, dear friends! A home that smells divine is instantly more inviting. So, be sure to infuse your space with your favorite scents through candles, diffusers, or freshly baked cookies – the quickest way to anyone’s heart!
9. The joy of little surprises
Why not have a bowl of candies at the entrance or a quirky door knocker that brings a smile? Little surprises scattered around the house can uplift the mood and create a friendly atmosphere, especially when you have guests over, but it can be nice for your family to come home to after a hard day at work or school, too.
As you can see, it is actually pretty easy to make your home more inviting by simply tweaking a few things, infusing more of your personality into the space, and increasing the snuggliness factor, so what are you waiting for?