If you own a home and have a hard time bringing guests to visit you, the chances are that your home is not welcoming enough. The truth is that no one wants to visit people who live in a home that has things and colours that make them feel depressed and uncomfortable. If you happen to live in such a home, then it is time for you to make a few changes if you want to receive your loved ones.
Plenty of information exists on how to make a home feel welcoming. You however, have to practice caution to avoid doing everything at once because you will just end up with more clutter. What matters is that you find the right plan of action, which is custom tailored to suit the kind of home you have and follow it.
Maybe it’s time to clear the clutter?
One of the first things you need to change about your home if you are to make it more guest- friendly is to make the entrance to your home more attractive. If you have a reception area, then provide a waiting seat or two for your guests. You can also display symbols of hospitality at your doors like wreaths, or even a welcome mat. These symbolic items may no seem like much but they do play an important role in creating a welcoming mood.
Another thing you should so is to ensure that your guests will be comfortable in your home. Ensure that there are enough seats for your guests. Also, ensure that there is no clutter all over the place. The truth is that no guest will want to deal with dirt and disorganization when they come into your home and if there is always clutter everywhere, people will simply stop coming because they are so uncomfortable. Get children used to tidying their rooms and make sure their toys are not all over the place when guests arrive.
In order to create a welcoming mood in your home, make use of colour and lighting to achieve that goal. Do not use depressing colours or horrible lighting in areas where you will receive your guests. If you have no idea of what to do, get the services of an interior decorator that will help you use the right colours and décor items to make your space look and feel cosy and uplifting.
Last but no least, your loved ones will not come into your home no matter how welcoming it seems, if you do not invite them. No one likes imposing on other people and if you do not make it clear that your friends, colleagues or extended family members are invited, then chances are that they will never visit. Take the initiative and see what happens.