Having a welcoming and warm home is important for you, your family, and of course, any guests that you invite over. Making your house feel a little bit warmer and welcoming is not always the easiest thing to do, and sometimes it can be difficult knowing just where to start. So, to get the process started, you have to break down what you want to do and what you are hoping to achieve.
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Lighting and Ambience
The lighting and the ambiance that the lighting creates is important. If you have bright white lighting that uses daylight bulbs, then your home will feel bright and wide awake all day long. Bright lighting does not often create a warm ambiance, and this is sometimes where you need to introduce warmer and softer lighting that perhaps also features warm yellow or softer yellow bulbs. These softer bulbs will help to feel any space that little bit softer, warmer, and more relaxed.
Textures and Textiles Work
When you look at your current living space, do you see plenty of throws, pillows, and cushions? These accessories and finishing touches don’t often sound like a lot. However, when they are added to a space, the difference that they make can be unbelievable. By adding lots of textures, fabrics, and even styles, you can layer up a bland space and turn it into a warm and inviting space. When you use different textures and textiles, you add depth to a style, and you create a focal point. You detract attention away from colder and blander areas by adding depth and layers.
Scents and Smell
Sometimes it can be the little things that make an impact on how you feel about your home (and how others feel too). Scents from soft furnishing and from pets can have a huge impact on how visitors and even your own family see your home. Getting rid of food smells, pet smells, and general day-to-day smells that sometimes leave your home feeling musty is important. There are, of course, lots of tips to improve the smell of your home and you may find that some tips are more effective than others. Some may not work for you and your household, and you may find that eradicating and banishing smells is sometimes harder than you first realize. Trying several fragrances and trying candles, plug-ins, and even sprays will help you establish which scent route is right for you to take.
Adding That Personal Touch
Your home is ultimately the place you go to unwind and share memories (and make memories too). Displaying your favorite pieces of art, sculptures, and even cherished photos will all help to make your home feel loved, welcoming, and warm. Without this personal touch, you will struggle to really feel at home, and so too will your guests. The personal touch you add will help0 to embrace all those that enter your home (at any time of the year).