Your home should reflect your style and personality—most would say that’s a given. One thing that’s easy to forget during the interior design process is how to make your home feel welcoming for short- and long-term guests. These five tips to transform your home into a more inviting space will show you what to keep in mind.
Include Indoor PlantsAccording to science, plants will enhance the overall appearance of a space; they will also make you feel good. Some of the benefits of having indoor plants are that they:
Improve Your Guest BedroomHaving people stay at your home should always be pleasant for you and your guests. Embellishing a guest bedroom for a superb experience will leave everyone with a good taste in their mouths. Some tips for styling and modernizing a guest bedroom allow you to open your mind and leave your stamp on the room and in your guests’ minds.
Have a Small BarA bar means drinks, but it also means that the host is ready to welcome you and other guests to their home. Having a designated area for talking and relaxing while having something to drink is always inviting. A bar is one of the best ways to transform your home into a more inviting space, especially when it’s visible from the entrance and ready for action.
Add Modern LightingLighting can change the ambiance of a room with just one click. Choosing the right lighting for a space will completely transform how you and your guests feel. LED lights are a great option for switching colors, intensities, and location. Lighting can impact our feelings, and it can create anything from a bright room to a more romantic atmosphere. Placing them in strategic areas helps you create the perfect atmosphere for your guests.
Use Mood ScentsOne of the first senses to activate anywhere you go is smell; it plays a key role in making your home more welcoming. Your guests will notice this before they notice anything else as they step into your home, so choose a scent thoughtfully. There are endless options for what you can use, from candles to air fresheners; every scent is possible and even better when it reflects your style.
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