Make your home more inviting with these simple tricks
Living in a home you love to spend time in and that feels welcoming to anyone that walks through the door is a delight. A home isn’t just real estate where you crash at the end of a long day. It should be a space where you feel relaxed, comfortable and where you can create life long memories.
If you can’t wait to get out the door of your home, take a look at these simple tricks to make it a space you’ll love to be in.
Select furniture that suits your lifestyle
Don’t let your home’s interior design dictate how you use the space. While there may be room for a large dining table, if you rarely use it the space becomes a waste. Consider converting the dining room into a TV lounge or a reading room and have some barstools at your kitchen bench instead. Think about your lifestyle when you furnish an interior to ensure you make the most of your space.
Incorporate soft, natural textiles
There’s nothing more welcoming than oversized cushions in a soft fabric or a large woollen floor rug to warm up your hardwood floors. Soft, natural textiles add warmth and a touch of cosiness to your space. Layer your sofa with a throw, add linen curtains or reupholster your favourite chair in a luxurious fabric. If you don’t know where to start, consult with an interior designer to get some ideas.
Show off your personality
Don’t forget to add personality to your space by putting a bit of you on show. After all, your guests are most likely visiting you as well as your home! This is especially relevant for those who live in a home where the architecture is bland. Hang photos that remind you of memorable moments, display items you’ve picked up on your travels or try your hand at a DIY furniture or accessory piece.
Splash some warm colours on the walls
Getting your paint brush out is one of the easiest home improvements you can do to transform your space. If you’re looking to create a welcoming and relaxing space, stick with colours that aren’t extremely bright. We recommend you choose warmer shades over bright whites and don’t be afraid to go a darker tone in space spaces; it could be the impact you’re looking for!
Light up your space cleverly
A row of downlights that resembles an airport runway doesn’t do your interior any favours. To add ambience and warmth to your space, do as a talented architect would and consider your lighting carefully. Hang an oversized pendant over your table or play with the mood of your living room through floor and table lamps. Remember, a dimmer can be your best friend when trying to create an ambient space.
Word of warning – use these simple interior design tricks and your guests may never leave. You may also have a prized piece of real estate on your hands!