Whether or not you’re hosting company very often, having a welcoming home should always be a priority. Not just for visitors, but also for the state of mind of both you and your family.
From home renovations to minor home improvements, there are tons of ways to make your home more welcoming. Here are our 5 favorites.
Redesign your Entryway
An entryway is the very first thing many people will see in a house. As a result, homeowners should take the time and effort to ensure the space is a welcoming one. Luckily, there are lots of ways to do this.
One great way to redo an entry way space is by adding a small bench into the area. While this may not sound like much, it’s a cozy touch that will give visitors a place to sit while removing their shoes, and simply make them feel at home. This is just the tip of the iceberg on great ideas for redesigning your entryway.
Choose Welcoming Interior Colors
It’s been sort of a theme in our blogs recently that the colors you choose to paint your home with can make a big impact on the feeling of your house.
The colors of your home can be especially impactful in terms of making visitors feel comfortable. There are plenty of style guides to help you determine which color will give your home a more welcoming feel, such as this one from Architectural Digest. Choose a warm color to help people feel more at peace in the space.
Add Pillows and Blankets (But Don’t Overdo it)
Adding comfortable pillows and blankets on couches, chairs, and beds is certainly one option to help make your home look and feel more comfortable. Adding soft and comfortable textures is naturally going to make me people think of pleasant spaces.
On the flip side, it can be easy to overdo these kinds of decorative pieces. Adding too many pillows on a couch, for example, can make a space feel overcrowded, and have a negative effect on comfort. If the items are also purely decorative, while they can improve the style of a home, they may not help people feel more at home.
Smells & Music: Set the Vibe
The vibe of a home is comprised of many different features that should work together to create a pleasant atmosphere. A shortcut to building great energy in a home, though, can be found in candles and speaker systems.
It’s proven that pleasant smells can elevate moods. There is even more conclusive research that music impacts moods and brain activity. Take advantage of these facts by improving the smell and sound that fills your house.
Having a welcoming home will benefit guests as well as the homeowners themselves. Take the time to build a welcoming home by following the ideas in this blog. You’ll be glad you did.