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There is a clear difference between inviting people into your home and having an inviting home. When you invite people into your home, especially friends and family, they visit you solely because of your invitation. It doesn’t matter if they want to go or not. It becomes an obligation for them to go out of courtesy for the owner of the house. An inviting home, on the other hand, draws in people effortlessly. The atmosphere, the “homey-ness,” and the vibe people get from your home keep them coming back naturally.

How To Create An Inviting Home

how-to-create-an-inviting-home

There is a clear difference between inviting people into your home and having an inviting home. When you invite people into your home, especially friends and family, they visit you solely because of your invitation. It doesn’t matter if they want to go or not. It becomes an obligation for them to go out of courtesy for the owner of the house. An inviting home, on the other hand, draws in people effortlessly. The atmosphere, the “homey-ness,” and the vibe people get from your home keep them coming back naturally.  When you have an inviting home, chances are, more of your friends drop by unannounced, planning their own get-together party without your knowledge. You shouldn’t take this as being rude or disrespectful though. They simply feel at home in your home – and that’s a good thing! It means you’re doing something right.

Now, many of you are probably wondering. How can I make my home feel more inviting? Rest assured, it’s something that doesn’t come packaged with a specific house. This “inviting” vibe can be achieved through careful planning and sheer effort. It can be fostered in every home – including yours. It’s not too difficult either! All you need is to follow 5 simple steps.

This article is a short guide on how you can make your home look and feel better in the simplest ways possible. If you want to create a whole new vibe for your home not just for the benefit of your guests but also for your benefit as the owner, then read on below:

Keep The Clutter To A Minimum

An inviting home should be a spacious one. I’m not saying you should have a 1000-square feet home or anything like that, even a 100-square feet house can feel very spacious when it’s not filled with clutter 99% of the time. When you want your house to feel welcoming, you need to make guests feel that they’re actually welcome – in a literal sense. I mean, how can you create an inviting home when it feels like you don’t have enough space to accommodate them with? How do you expect your guests to feel comfortable and enjoy the day at your house when all they can see are random debris everywhere. This is doubly true when you already have large home equipment like exercise machines lying around.

Let me tell you something: You don’t need much to live a comfortable life. You can have a fairly good time without having to hoard things. When you find that you haven’t used something for over 6 months (or in your case, it might probably be over 6 years already), get rid of it. Don’t think of it as a waste. In fact, having it hang around your home is a complete waste of space.

I know most of you are hesitant to take out your old stuff. I’m sure you’re thinking that you might need this and you might need that but trust me, decluttering your home will do everyone a favour. As they say, less is more.

Less clutter; more fun visits. Check out these fun tips from people who are experts at decluttering – tiny house owners!

Ventilation Is Important

Aside from decluttering, another important factor you should be mindful about is ventilation. Nobody likes being in a stuffy room – more so, in a stuffy house! When your guests feel that your house is a bit suffocating (metaphorically and literally speaking), they may refuse to come by the next time around. Not because they find you upsetting or your cooking distasteful but because they don’t feel comfortable hanging around your home at all.

Another problem that good ventilation addresses is the “indoor smell” of the home. I’m not too sure if you can relate to this, but I find that every home has a particular smell. I’m not saying it’s a particularly bad smell. If I had to term it, it’s the specific kind – something that reminds you of a place. And among the many houses I’ve visited in the past, I can’t remember two houses having the same smell.

Good ventilation will help ensure that you’ll leave a good impression in people’s noses. Of course, you won’t know for sure what kind of smell your home will produce but with good ventilation, you can at least rest easy knowing that it won’t be a bad one. Also, well-ventilated homes are less likely to house mold and spores, lessening the chances of allergens affecting your guests’ stay. 

Keep Every Room Well-Lighted

Who likes to hang out in someone’s place that’s dimmer than a bear’s cave on winter? I’m pretty sure most of your guests and neighbors won’t be too happy about the invitation. Your house should be well-lighted, that’s a common rule. Anyone who breaks this rule is either a complete shut-in or a suspicious person. Surely, you wouldn’t want to be accused of being any of the two!

Even if your place of residence is located somewhere that is hardly permeable to natural light, you should still make the effort to illuminate your home. You can install bulbs, lamps, and even hang small chandeliers to help brighten up the atmosphere. A well-lighted home feels a bit more happy and inviting, don’t you think?

Don’t Forget To Accent With Fun, Spring Colors

Instead of using dull and dark colors all the time, adding a splash of sunshine and rainbows into your home can definitely liven up the atmosphere. I know you have your own reasons for choosing monotonous colors like black and brown to decorate your home. After all, it’s smart, sleek, simple – and oh, did I mention easy to clean? However, springtime colors can help leave a happy impression with your guests.

With such a fun and lively atmosphere, no person in their right mind would hesitate to go back over and over again for a nice visit!

A Nice Scent Is A Huge Plus!

Next, have you ever heard of humidifiers? How about scented candles? You see, it’s one thing to keep your home well-ventilated but also another to purposely make it smell good. You can have your home smelling like flowers or sweet fruit, or any other scent you find pleasing! This isn’t something you should necessarily do but I just thought you would appreciate the idea.

You can also try creating a nice smelling atmosphere naturally by purchasing some indoor plants –preferably those that smell lovely and bloom beautifully! When you have a home as well-kept and well-decorated as this, your guests will not just ask to visit often; they might even want to move in for good!

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