If you are planning to receive visitors for a family event, you may need to make your home more welcoming for that purpose. Fortunately, from adding patio furniture to strategically planting sweet-smelling varieties of flowers, there are a few simple steps you can take to add to the appeal of your home. The guide below tries to shed light on the steps you can take to make your home truly welcome all of your guests.
Increase the curb appeal of your home
We recommend that you start from the outside and work your way into it. Greet your guests with a beautiful, landscaped garden. After all, this is the first thing you see before you even step into your house, so these first impressions count. Mow the lawn, keep your bushes clean and tidy, remove unnecessary clutter, and even repaint your front door if your current one looks a bit monotonous.
Depending on the current condition of your yard, you can plant some edible plants that do this bear fruit even in winter. This not only makes the garden lush, but you can also give your guests the opportunity to pick the products themselves, making their visit to your home more memorable and fun.
Work on your entrance
The entrance to your home should also make your guests look forward to arriving there. Add attractive lighting fixtures, great art, or a mirror. You should also add a traditional greeting mat. Having a comfortable seat at the entrance is a great idea. This makes it easier for older guests to take off and put on their shoes. When choosing a color for your entrance, choose a lighter (bolder) color as it will complement the neutral color of most interiors. If possible, add a hint of freshness and charisma with green, even if it’s a single plant.
Keep your seats comfortable and close together
When planning your seating arrangement, make sure the seats are held together and easily accessible. Guests will feel more comfortable sitting near you. If you place furniture far apart, the objects in between create distractions and gaps between them and make your visitors feel uncomfortable.
To make your sofa more attractive, add some pillows to the mix. You can even add your personal touch by clicking try a little DIY yourself. Use this option to create a cozy space where your guests want to stay in your house longer. Try to get a variety of shapes, sizes, and patterns for the pillows, and maybe even add a nice blanket to the mix.
Fill your home with inviting scents
Nice scents can help your guests feel comfortable when they enter your home. You can use various methods to attract your guests with amazing smells, including:
* Clean your house thoroughly
* Light scented candles and place them near fabrics
* Place sweet smelling flowers in vases in the living room
* Use baking soda sachets to absorb all bad smells.
* Create scented glasses with boiling water and cinnamon sticks.
* Place houseplants such as geraniums, orchids and Arabic jasmine.
* Keep baked goods on your counter until the aroma wears off.
Let sunlight shine in your home
Nobody enjoys staying in a dark place, and so much natural light is paramount. A lack of adequate natural light can make you and your guests feel uncomfortable, as you may have difficulty seeing people or appreciate the beauty of the interior. It’s best to let in as much natural light as possible. Your visitors will love it if they can easily find their way to the bathroom or kitchen. Natural light also helps improve your guests’ moods, enliven conversations, and make them look and feel relaxed. You will also appreciate the efforts you have made to keep your home clean and uncluttered.
Choose colors carefully
Think carefully about the warmth of your home when choosing your wall colors. While you should choose colors that suit your lifestyle preferences, remember to use a palette that makes your guests more comfortable.
Warm colors make your home more inviting. So if you are a lively person who loves bright colors, you can combine warm tones and accent a light color on a wall. Depending on how adventurous you get, you can make this feature wall a topic of conversation for your visitors.
Use soft, appealing textures
You can use structured elements that feel soft to make your guests feel more comfortable. For example, placing a fluffy rug in the living room along with some nice wooden furniture can further enhance the feeling of comfort and warmth. Just make sure you integrate it well with other elements that make up your living room design.
There are many ways you can use the steps outlined above to make your home a welcoming haven for your friends and family. Take it step by step and know that achieving this effect doesn’t happen overnight. It is crucial that none of these modifications have to be extravagantly expensive or difficult to achieve. Keep things neat and simple, work your way from the outside in, and look forward to many unforgettable shared experiences with loved ones.