It’s those little individual touches, which makes a house a home. An antique mirror, family photographs, souvenirs collected from family trips, colorful rugs, and soothing lightings and colors, all these personal touches make a home more welcoming.
The Entrance There is a popular saying, which states that the first impression is the best impression. This saying can be applied in this case as well. The entrance to the house must be welcoming to make it a lovable home. One could place colorful doormats to add some character. Inside the door, you can also place old grandfather clocks and antique mirrors near the front entry of the house. Adjust the lighting, place some beautiful carpets on the floor to add color to the bland floor. All these tiny details could make your hallway more interesting and inviting for your guests and your own self ofcource.
The Fragrance Always keep your home stocked with sweet fragrances. Everybody wishes that they could fling open their doors and windows and sweet fragrances would just waft in make everything smell sweet, however, more then often that scenario doesn’t take place. Therefore, you can settle for scented candles if not for fresh flowers. The presence of flowers tends to represent warmth and comfort, not the mention the fragrance. Instead of placing a huge bouquet at some place conspicuous, it would be better to place them strategically in every room. If flowers aren’t available, then scented candle, strategically placed, would work just as fine. Alternatively, you could also opt for aromatherapy as per your preferences.
The Seating Your home must have a comfortable seating arrangement to make it appealing to your guests. Make sure that the sofas are cushy and comfortable. It would be even better if the sofas would be trendy and stylish as well. However, that isn’t always possible. Therefore, what you could do is make a number of colorful floor pillows, where people could on while the party would be progress. After the party, you could stow them away in a wicker basket and clear the space.
The Lights Lights matter a lot. Lights set the mood and the ambiance of every party, gathering and every time you return home from a hectic day at work. Good lighting goes a long way to impress people and make a house feel like a home. Dark houses feel creepy and weird. However, a well lit house always appears to be comforting. Many people are not comfortable in the presence of florescent lights, but having multiple sources of lights appears to be soothing. It is not always possible to put things in order based on the hectic schedules. Nevertheless, a little effort to keep your home neat and tidy would help it greatly to make visitors feel welcome while they visit your house. Also, ensure that when you have guests over, plan the food menu beforehand and always have well stocked refrigerator so that the guests feel welcome and not like they are imposing.