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10 Ways to Make Your House More Welcoming to Your Guests

Welcoming living room decor with big windows and comfy loveseat

Are you gearing up for company and want to make your living space a bit more inviting? Make your home more welcoming with just a few easy and quick steps. From adding small décor elements to arranging furniture, you can easily make your house more welcoming for your guests. Just follow these ten helpful tips on how to make your house more welcoming or visit our home design studio for ideas on home to craft your ideal home!

1. Start With the Entrance

Your entryway is the first thing that welcomes your guests, so make sure you spend extra time decorating your entrance! The front of your home should usher in your guests with great lighting, a piece of art or a mirror, something that will draw your guests attention into your home. When decorating, feel free to experiment with décor. Go bold and try to find a statement piece or go with something as simple as a chic welcome mat!

2. Add Soft Textures and Textiles

Adding different textures to your home design is the simplest trick to make your home more welcoming. Adding soft textures and textiles creates a sense of coziness. From fluffy carpets to smooth wooden furniture, surrounding yourself and guests with these soothing textures they can touch will make them feel comfortable. Texture is also easy to integrate into home design and makes a room feel less rigid, making it more welcoming instead!

3. Add Layers of Pillows and Blankets

Nothing screams comfort like pillows and blankets! Layering décor element like pillows and blankets on your sofa or chair is key to creating a cozy space your guests will love. Invest in pillows of different shapes and sizes as well as blankets with different colors and textures. It’s a surefire way to make your home more inviting to guests.

4. Keep Seating Intimate and Easily Accessible

The seating arrangement in any room is extremely important when it comes to making your home more welcoming. It’s best to keep your seating relatively close together and easy to access, to make guests feel comfortable. Placing furniture too far apart and placing too many objects in between is disrupting and creates a sense of distance, which isn’t very welcoming.

5. Put Amazing Smells on Display

The power of smell plays a key role in making your home welcoming. A great smelling home is always inviting and draws guests in. Light scented candles that everyone will love. From fragrant flowers to freshly bake cookies, there are endless options for you to choose from.

6. Pick an Inviting Color Scheme

Whether you are just moving into your new Judd Builders home or thinking about redecorating, paint color is really important when it comes to creating a welcoming atmosphere. Color has the ability to elicit different moods, so when you are picking a paint color or color scheme for your house, make sure to choose a color that is inviting.

7. Don’t Forget About the Bathroom

Focusing on making your main living spaces welcoming is great, but you shouldn’t forget about making the bathrooms inviting as well. Whether your guests are staying for a couple hours or overnight, you’ll want to make sure that there is enough toilet paper, soap, and clean towels for your guests. Also, think about the overall design of the bathroom as well when you are decorating!

8. Add Natural Elements

Adding natural elements like plants into your décor will bring life to your space, making it more welcoming. Also, make sure to vary the types of natural elements you add into your space. From tall leafy plants to fragrant flowers, experiment with different plants to bring life to the room and make it more inviting!

9. Be True to Your Own Unique Design and Style

Don’t feel like you have to follow all of these tips and tricks exactly. When you are planning and designing your home make sure to stay true to your own unique style and personality! Your guests will definitely take notice and feel welcomed if your house matches your personality.

10. Attack the Stacks

If you have a stack of bills, magazines, or mail somewhere in your house, make sure to go through them and file them away. Having the clutter on display will distract your guests, keeping them from enjoying their time with you!

Looking for a new home where you can invite your friends and family to visit? Why not look at one of Judd Builders new construction homes, all which are located in sought-after areas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!