7 Easy Peasy Ways To Make Your Home More Welcoming

7 Easy Peasy Ways To Make Your Home More Welcoming

At the end of a busy day, it’s great to come home, kick off your shoes, and sit down with a cup of tea. Your home is your sanctuary and haven. It’s a place to relax and forget about the outside world for a while. Make it a warm and welcoming space for you and your visitors with our simple tips.

 

1. The Entrance

The first thing that guests notice about your home is the entrance. Is your front door neat and in good repair? Or could it do with a lick of paint? Are the glass and woodwork clean? The exterior of your home accumulates grime like anywhere else, so it’s a good idea to give it a good clean every now and again. Check that your bell is working and replace batteries regularly.

In the winter months is your entrance well lit? If not, consider investing in an outside light. This creates a cheery welcome.

2. The Hallway

Your hallway creates the first impression of the inside of your home. Make sure that impression is a good one. Door mats are both practical and inviting. They make up part of the design aesthetic while protecting floors and carpets. For hardwood and tiled floors, mats can also prevent slipping hazards.

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3. Decor

Decor is a personal choice. For some people, bright colours are cheery and inviting. Others prefer neutral or earthy tones. There are no rules when it comes to colour combinations. Choose what is appealing to you and your family. Just make sure that paintwork is cleaned regularly and touched up when needed. Decor that looks uncared for isn’t inviting.

4. Lamps

The whole mood of a room can alter by changing the lighting. Lamps are particularly effective. Position them carefully in dark corners. Arrange them around furniture for comfort. Overhead lighting can also change the mood if you fit a dimmer switch.

5. Personalising

Arranging personal touches around your home makes it unique. Exhibit your child’s artwork and craft projects. Display your knick-knacks and holiday souvenirs. Place photos on walls and shelves. Don’t go overboard. Choose wisely and avoid clutter.

6. Comfort

One of the most effective ways to make your home more welcoming is to make it comfortable. Ensure it is adequately heated in the winter months. Nothing says home like a roaring open fire. And in the summer month ensure it is cool.

When choosing furniture pick out items for their comfort value as well as their design. For example, a cosy sofa and armchair. The investment will be worth it. Add some cushions and throws.

7. Little Touches

It’s often the little touches that have the greatest impact on a home. Try some of the following ideas:

  • Candles chosen for their design and scent
  • Vases of freshly cut flowers
  • Houseplants
  • Rugs and mats
  • Handmade cushions and seat pads
  • A bright tablecloth

There are lots of ways to make your home more inviting and cosy. Start with the basics like heat and light. When purchasing furniture, choose function over form. Or better still, combine the two. Create mood and atmosphere. Personalise your space. Guests will love the little touches, and you will have a sanctuary to come home to each day. 

Thanh Le

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