Designing a home that is inviting that gestures to visitors and remains in the minds of guests makes for both an enjoyable and a memorable place. There’s an extra benefit to building a home that is welcoming and it’s often more inviting to you, too! Our team has five tips that will help you create a home that accepts everyone who walks through its doors, it may make them never want to leave!
1. Let your entryway set the welcoming tone first
Whether it’s a luxurious house or a small apartment with a nook by the door, your home’s entry is the first thing visitors see when they step inside your house. A quick front entrance clean does wonders and the sign that welcomes you home every day. Having an inviting power appeal is EVERYTHING! A quick trick to instant inviting-vibe for an entryway is to add a big green leafy plant right to the side of the inside of your front. Guests get a big eyeful of green life as soon as your door is opened.
2. Use color and other design techniques to pull eyes through your space
Think about a guest’s first view of your space and pay attention to colors that you can paint on a wall across from your front door in a bold accent color, adding fun art or lighting, or anything else that will gain attention. This will almost pull people into and through your home, creating this feeling that they want to stay awhile and delve into your space.
3. Go overboard with soft textiles
No matter what season it is, there’s nothing nicer, or more fun than layering in plush textiles to create a home that’s cozy. While rugs, throw pillows and throw blankets are must-haves, you can also work in poufs, ottomans, upholstered seats, and even floor pillows to up your home’s coziness aspect.
4. Personalize at least one furniture piece
This is more if you have a lot of furniture you’ve purchased from popular and recognizable retailers. Personalizing them, either by tackling a hack or even just reupholstering in a fun fabric, will help keep your place from feeling like a catalog and more like home. And since a guest is probably there to visit you as well as your home, anything you can do to bring more of your sparkling personality into your interiors will make folks want to stay for a while.
5. Have some good smells floating in the air
Interior design should indulge as many of our senses as possible. Vision, sound, touch, and smell. When the space of your choice is visualized, designed, and created with the goal of intriguing as many senses as possible, only then will your space truly reach its full prospective.
The scent, being the most potent relation to emotions and feelings, is often unnoticed and has simply recently been cleverly merged into interior design.
Nevertheless, if you think about it, a scented room has the power to produce a specific ambiance and mood; meaning, that selecting a scent that best matches your space is just as essential as picking furniture or art.