Your home is where the heart is. There has never been a truer sentence. Home is where you find happiness, healing, and harmony. It’s where you come after a tired day at work. The place you call home should be inviting and have a cozy feel not only for you but also for your guests.

Here are some quick tips on how you can achieve that welcoming feel:

  • Let your front hall and entryway set the mood: when your guests first enter your house, they must be hit with a warm and cozy feel, like they have been hugged. For a great curb appeal, have some plants, a colorful doormat, some great signs on your door, a lick of paint for your front door or window frames are some simple ways to set the mood.
  • Use color and patterns to create an interesting visual: bright colors and patterns can distract the viewer’s eye from other small glitches. Have some bold wall art or have a throw or rug in a bright pattern and they will be the talk of the evening.
  • Create intimate seating arrangements: if you plan on having guests often, you’ll want the seating space for them. It doesn’t matter whether your living room is small or big, use clever tricks and create a seating space that is both functional and inviting.
  • Personalize: put your individuality out there, it could be reupholstering an old sofa or putting your name on your cushions. Do something out of the box so that your guests notice and want to stay back for longer.
  • Reduce clutter: nothing spoils the look and feel of a room other than unwanted clutter piled up high. A clean and streamlined room feels more inviting so avoid the urge to throw a book or magazine on the coffee table haphazardly. Tackle your mail, bills and other paperwork as they come and organize them neatly in files or hide them away in drawers so they are out of sight.

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