How inviting does your home appear to be? Homeowners carry this sense of responsibility to make their space look more welcoming when people are coming over or if there’s a special occasion. However, why not decorate your home a lot more welcoming than it is whole year round, guests or no guests? That would be a neat way to make your home more cozy and warm for you. After all, it should not only appear to be when guests are coming, doing this is for you, too!
Make your home feel welcoming, fun, and a memorable place for your guests; and of course, a warm and cozy home for you. We’ve got a few tips here that can help you get started to making your home an inviting sanctuary.
Allow your entryway to set the tone
Homeowners tend to neglect their entryways. It should be more than welcome mats and cute signs, use the entryway to make a first impression to your guests; and a welcoming one for you. Lay down a bold welcome mat, place a houseplant in the entryway as an instant and uplifting “welcome” gesture, and greet the guests with a smile and simple “hello.”
Let the light travel
Take lighting seriously. If possible, draw as much natural light in to set a cozy and airy atmosphere in your living space. Of course, you also have to bear in mind the importance of artificial lighting. Place table and floor lamps in spots where you want to emphasize the feeling of coziness.
On the other hand, when it comes to your lighting fixtures, make it a must to pick the ones that are head-turning. Ones that would immediately call for your guest’s attention for its intricate and beautifully designed features. This is going to be a huge investment, so think it through.
Personalize your space
Although we love catalog interior design spaces, there’s nothing homier than a living space with your personality embedded in it.
Copying or taking inspiration from a catalog magazine or from other resources can make your space look more polished, however, your personality is what will make guests want to stay longer. There’s just something about a home that feels intimate and warm, and that’s making it your own canvas.
Setup the mood with a scent
You live in your home so it’s likely that you’re unaware of the true smell that lingers. To get a real kicker of what it smells like, take a whole day or two off and go someplace else when you come back home and open the door, you’ll be greeted with what your home smells like as you walk in.
If unpleasantness hit your nose, it’s time to take out one of your fragrance candles or scent diffusers to distribute a nice scent around the home.
Light up a few candles
Not only can candles leave a pleasant smell to your space but they make for setting up a cozy atmosphere with its warm glow of light. Whether you’re having a few people over or spending the night alone reading a book, there’s nothing more cozy and warm than a space li lit and uplifted by candlelight.
How do you decorate your home for instant coziness? Share your thoughts with us!
About the author: Chie is a passionate writer for PAAL Kit Homes, a company that manufactures and supplies steel-framed kit homes that help Australian families build their dream home. Chie has a deep interest in home design and decoration.
June 28, 2018