If you are trying to make your home more welcoming, here are a few little touches you can add in order to achieve this goal. Just read on and learn to create a space that is just as inviting to your guests as it is comfortable for you. I’m sure you want your friends and your family members to feel welcomed and at home when they are visiting you, but try to remember that warmth is in the details. The little things in your home can tell a lot about your personality, your hobbies and your passions. Without all those things, your house can become void of feeling, so try to make every bit of your house feel alive. Here are 7 little touches to make your home more welcoming that you should consider:
1 The Front Entry of Your Home
One of those little touches to make your home more welcoming is to try to make the front entry of your home as welcoming and as comfortable as possible. A beautiful mirror, a traditional grandfather clock, good lighting and some lovely rugs will help you make your hallway more inviting and more welcoming both for you and for your guests.
2 Use Flowers
In order to create that impression of warmth in your home, you could use flowers, because they are not only beautiful but they smell great too. Instead of only placing a lovely bouquet of flowers in a small vase on the coffee table in your living room, you could try moving that bunch or you could even use a new vase with flowers and place it in your bathroom. Almost every guest will visit that room during their stay and since that’s a small space, even a single bud vase will make them feel more at home.
3 Use Aromatherapy
You could also use aromatherapy to make your home feel more welcoming and more comfortable both for you and for your guests. Apparently nowadays, people tend to gravitate towards scents that include hints of musk, amber and wood, and they’ve began replacing those cucumber or melon infused fragrances and even those spring rain and linen scents that were so popular in the '90s.
4 Make a Good First Impression
You know what they say: you won’t get a second chance to make a first good impression, so try to mesmerize your guests right from the start, from the first step they take through your door. You could try decorating your own doormat, so you can create a cheerful entrance for your guests.
5 Have Comfortable Seating
If you want to help your guests feel comfortable in your home, make sure that you have comfortable seating. For example, you could make a few no-sew floor pillows that your guests can sit on. At parties, people will want to sit down and if you don’t have enough chairs in your house, you can successfully use these comfortable floor pillows. They are easy to store too, since you can put them in wicker baskets under a console table.
6 Upgrade Your Coat Check
If you want to upgrade your coat check, you could build your own DIY coat rack by using a few steel pipes and connectors or any other material you like. This will allow you to put your creativity to work and it’s not that hard to make either. Also, the materials you need can be found at a hardware store.
7 Use Good Lighting
Good lighting will not only make your guests feel more at home in your house but you will feel more comfortable in your own home too. Most of your friends or family members aren’t likely to linger if your only source of lighting is an overhead fluorescent. A lot of studies have shown that lighting from multiple sources can make a home feel warmer and more comfortable.
There are a lot of things you can do to make your home more welcoming. I just mentioned a few in this little article but I’m sure that there are many more I could add to this list. Do you know any other little touches that could make your home feel more welcoming? Please tell us about them in the comments section!