Your home has a tremendous affect on how you feel. People who want to remain active will enjoy changing their home’s appearance. But even if you only make occasional interior design changes, these are some tips on how to make your home feel warm and welcoming.
Let the Light In
A sunlit room is a great first step when it comes to a welcoming first impression. A bright room is naturally inviting and lightens the mood. It makes guests feel more welcome and invited than they would in a dark or broody room. Opening your blinds or incorporating French doors to add more style to your entryways will make your open areas more appealing. For smaller areas, implementing mirrors into your room design is a good way to make the room feel more spacious while taking advantage of the natural light available through reflections.
Use a Happy Color Scheme
Light pastels or colors that blend—like whites, grays, or shades of beige—are a good way to create a warm atmosphere in your home. These color schemes are excellent for enjoying a more fluid mixture of stylish and welcoming designs. Lighter tones make a room more open and free while making it harder for dark corners to form as the day gets darker. Whether you desire more color in pastels, or a more muted feeling from subtle color tones, integrating these colors into your furniture helps make things flow without feeling out of place.
Play With Scents
Using different smells helps create a mood for you and your guests. From floral spring notes to scents of pumpkin spice in the fall, these smells play a role in the story your design tells. Smells also make a room more memorable to less frequent visitors and aids in the narrative you wish to create for your home.
Having a home that helps prepare you for brand new experiences is helpful for those who need more than caffeine to get the day rolling. By considering a few of these tips on how to make your home feel warm and welcoming, you avoid having a home that does not excite you or get you ready for the day. Tell a story or create a safe space that is welcoming to all. Regardless, your design preferences are yours to take charge of for each space in your house.
Marla Stone, MSW REALTOR® License ID: 01823712 Nora Gallogly Group Beverly & Co. DRE#02078273 i-deal-lifestyle.com | Direct (949) 709-7000 |Connect with Marla on Instagram & Facebook! Marla is the Author of The Clutter Remedy: A Guide To Getting Organized For Those Who Love Their Stuff
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