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Make Your Home Look More Welcoming in 11 Ways (Part 1 of 2)March 22nd, 2016 by
Your home is a source of comfort for you, and your guests should feel the same way. People love visiting friends who have created an inviting atmosphere in their homes, and it only takes a few steps to achieve. Below are home decorating tips for five areas that are commonly used by guests. With these tips, you can spruce up your home to make it more welcoming for friends and extended family.
Easy Home Decorating Ideas for an Inviting House
- The front door and entryway. It’s the first area your guests see when visiting your home, so it’s important to make a great first impression. Make sure your house number is clearly displayed so that new guests will know they are at the right location. Use welcome mats and front door decorations to create a cozy feeling before the guests even enter the home. Once inside, they should be greeted with a clean, clutter-free entryway. This will help them immediately relax into the space.
- The living room. The most commonly used room for entertaining guests is the living room. As with the entryway, this area should be clean and free of clutter. Having comfortable seating with plenty of pillows is a necessity for entertaining. Also consider the seating arrangement. Rearranging couches and chairs so that they face each other—not the TV—will help promote engaging conversations.
- The bathroom. Sooner or later, your guests will need to use the restroom, so be sure the bathroom is stocked with soap, fresh hand towels, and extra toilet paper before they arrive. Keeping air fresheners in the bathroom is an added bonus. And as always, a clean bathroom is greatly appreciated by others. Here are eight Best Pick tips for cleaning the bathroom in 15 minutes or less.
- The guest room. If you often have guests who spend the night in your home, it may be time to invest in your guest room. Use the same design techniques that you would use for your own bedroom, like calming paint colors and heavy-duty window shades to block sunlight. If you don’t have a dedicated guest room, you can convert the attic or part of the basement into a spare bedroom.
- The outdoor space. If you’re planning a pool party or barbecue, you may want to think about the design of your outdoor space. Comfortable seating areas and shade solutions are a great idea. If the party lasts past sunset, be sure the outdoor lighting scheme makes it easy for guests to navigate stairs and walkways in the dark. And remember to protect your guests from unwanted pests like mosquitoes.
These interior décor ideas can make a world of difference, but there are even more tips to consider.