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! VE’s has seven 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. Make sure your seating arrangement and around your furniture is not complicated for your guests

Guests do not generally feel comfortable in spaces they don’t understand how to pass through. Small homes especially need to be on the look-out for this un-inviting problem. The idea is to make moving through your home, getting from the front door to comfy and relaxing seating areas is essential. Don’t squish over-sized furniture so closely that no one can squeeze through, and don’t put so many floor pillows on the ground guests have to crawl through. This of course is tough for parents but try to round up the toys out of the way to prevent your guests from tripping.

4. Lots of  leafy, long, trailing, green fluffy crazy plants

More plants are definitely better, not only because of the endless styling options they bring to the table but also in terms of the many health benefits they offer. Houseplants are also linked to overall health improvements since they absorb indoor pollutants.

Also, as much as we love a splash of nature, and small succulent gardens, and tabletop flower arrangements large indoor plants and trees can add so much more floor-to-ceiling style to any space, sprucing up neutrals with lush, green color. The natural texture and height that large indoor plants bring to a room make them our new favorite way to bring the outdoors in.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

Moral of the story:

  • Keep your entryway tidy
  • Use colors, and other techniques to make your guests mesmerized about your home.
  • Guests do not like cluttered seating arrangements keep it open and spacious.
  • Go overboard with leafy, long trailing green plants.
  • Personalize your furniture. Why not give it your signature look?
  • Create a beautiful space with a specific scent and ambiance your guests will never forget.
  • Refreshing any entry or room will make you fall in love with your home all over again. Therefore, why not start in a room as paramount as the one in which we share our lives.

For more information on how VE design-build can create your perfect room. Contact us at VictorEric Design Group.

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