If you live in a home that is just how you want it, you’ll never want to leave. When a home is inviting, it not only attracts guest to linger for a little longer, but it allows you to enjoy living in it. I don’t know about you, but it is always a good thing when you want to stay in your home more. It means more family time and creating a safe and happy environment for you all to be in. Just what you want when you are starting out as a new family, like myself. So what steps can you take to make your home more inviting, for you and guests? Here are some ideas that you could try.
Start with the door
When you come back home from a day at work, or a guest comes to your house for the first time, the door and entryway are what they first see. So allow that to make the first impression. You want it to be a good one, though, right? So why not give your front door and entryway a bit of a spruce up? It could simply be that it needs a bit of a clean. It could mean putting some pot plants by either side of the door or replacing a chipped tile on a step. Just anything that will help to create some inviting vibes. You could read this article if you want some more tips on creating curb appeal: www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/ways-to-add-curb-appeal/.
When you are at home, or likewise when you have guests, you want them to be as comfortable as possible. You might not have chairs for everyone, and that isn’t always necessary. But think about other options for you and others, rather than just sitting on the floor. Could you get some thick throws or blankets to have in the living area? Extra large cushions or bean bags can make such a difference too. Then people can be sitting on the floor but can do so in a much more comfortable and cosy way. If you like the sound of the latter, then you could visit www.fombag.com/Shop_Giant_Bean_Bags_Fombag_By_Size.html for some ideas and styles of beanbags.
Bring in the outside
When you bring the outdoors inside, it can create a really friendly and inviting atmosphere. Having fresh flowers can be great for brightening up a room, and it also helps to soften up the room a little. Green plants and climbers are great to have in the home too. Large ones on the corner of the room can make the room much cosier, as it won’t leave the room looking so square. If you don’t like the thought of real plants, then you can choose fake ones. There are so many on the market these days that can look just as good.
Have you got any tips that you would add to the list? How do you make your home more inviting and cosy?