There’s a big difference between a house and a home. We all love showing off the place we live to friends and family, and they should feel comfortable anytime they visit. So how do you make this space cozier to make guests feel more welcome? Keep reading this article to find out!
Let’s start from the beginning, or in this case, the entrance of your home. The way you decorate it depends on the size of the space. For example, if y’all have a mudroom that opens into the foyer, place an entryway table in there. Add a decorative vase or framed family photo on the table to add some personal touches.
You should also choose the right doormat for the area based on size and decorating colors. While these rugs protect your home from the mud on your shoes, they also allow you to add some subtle personalization. You can buy mats with beautiful designs or your last name!
Add some cute seasonal decorations to your entryway table to add a bit more character. For instance, I love adding leaf garlands in the fall, then adorable snowmen and pine cones come winter.
Comfort Is Key
A part of feeling welcome is feeling relaxed. This is hard to accomplish when you need help finding a place to sit or get comfortable. You should have easily accessible seating for all guests. Grandparents may have difficulty getting on and off a squishy sofa, but a chair with armrests is another story. Make sure everyone has a spot to sit, even if that means moving some things around when you invite guests.
The Power in Color
There’s no denying that color is powerful! I love yellow because it reminds me of the warm sun, but painting all the walls of my house in it is out of the question. Every color evokes a reaction. Yellow is eye-catching, so blending too much of that with decor can be over-powering. On the other hand, too many dark colors can feel gloomy. Instead, aim for neutral shades in the main area and spice things up with accent pieces and artwork.
Be a Great Host
The way y’all decorate leaves an impression, but so does how you treat guests. Y’all could have the most beautiful home on the block, but all that is worthless if you don’t treat your company appropriately. When you have people over for the first time, give them a tour and invite them to sit with you.
Never forget to offer your guests food and something to drink. Treating guests like family is the best way to make them feel more welcome. Now beautify your house and give all your visitors royal treatment!