Your home should be as inviting for you as it is for guests. Although you want your guests to feel welcome, you should always feel proud and welcome of your home every day you arrive home. Your home should be your haven. It is a place you go to relax, unwind, and switch off. Thus, making it an inviting space will increase its comfortability and convenience. Here’s how to make your home more inviting.
Add soft furnishings
Every home should have soft furnishings. They are a way to add warmth and comfort to any room.
Rooms that can easily be made more inviting with soft furnishings are the living room and bedroom. Simply adding a rug, a bamboo blanket, cushions, and curtains are simple yet effective. The more layers you have, the cosier you will feel.
Update the exterior
Using smart tricks to improve your exterior decor will make your home more appealing and welcoming from the outside. When you arrive home, you will want to feel welcomed. With or without guests, you should feel happy and excited to enter.
Easy ways to update the exterior for a more inviting appearance include:
- Lighting: If your home is well-lit, then you will be able to show off your home’s exterior paintwork and features. Moreover, you will easily be able to get to the front door when it’s dark outside. Simple porch lights or solar lights along the grass are simple but effective.
- Pathway: a home that lacks a pathway leading up to the front door often feel uninviting. Guests may feel like they are intruding or ruining the lawn if they do not have a path to use. A simple pathway or stones is effective and easy to do yourself. Or, you could have a professional add a tiled pathway for an enhanced look.
- Plants and flowers: adding plants and flowers to the garden is an easy way to make the home appear more inviting. Colourful flowers will add some life to the garden, make it look well cared for. Green plants will add dimension to the garden and make it appear more homely.
Improve your seating arrangement
Your living room will likely have several pieces of furniture for you and guests to sit down on. Whether or not you often have people over, the seating arrangement will make a big difference to how inviting your home feels.
Making it closer together and more social will be the key for gatherings. Having a table in the centre is an effective way to make the space more convenient. You and guests will be able to put drinks down or enjoy a coffee table display. Adding flowers to the centre table will also enhance the inviting feeling. They will add colour and a fresh scent to the room, which is a great way to encourage people to use a room.
Multiple types of chairs are also useful, as they can be used for different purposes. A sofa is for lounging whereas a harder chair could be ideal for reading from.