We’ve all been into a space, be it someone else’s home or a more commercial space, where the atmosphere wasn’t the most welcoming. Whether this was because of the situation or the space itself, this is likely not the vibe that you want your home to give off when people come in to visit you. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do that will help anyone who enters your home feel more comfortable and at ease.
To show you how this can be done, here are three things you can do to make your home more welcoming to guests and visitors.
Make Space For Guests’ Belongings
To help your visitors or guests feel like they aren’t stepping on your toes or invading on your space, it can be a good gesture to create some space for them to put their belongings as soon as they come into your home.
According to Melissa Michaels, a contributor to Oprah.com, you should install some type of hook system or coat rack so that people see where they can put their coats, bags, or anything else they’ve brought along as soon as they step foot inside. You can make these hangers or shelves out of almost anything, just so long as you can put hooks on it and it has enough space for what your guest bring along.
Think About The Light Within Your Space
The way your home is lit and uses light can make a big difference in how welcoming the space appears. If you get a lot of natural light during the day, along with installing solar panels, you should also install blinds or shades so you can direct the light into the right rooms.
Additionally, Lavinia, a contributor to Freshome.com, shares that you should really only use overhead lighting if you’re having a formal get-together or a large group of people in your home. Otherwise, it can be much more welcoming to use accent lighting through the use of well placed lamps.
Keep Seating Options Close
When people come to visit you at your home, they are likely there to catch up with you and spend some quality time chatting together. What can make this much easier to come by is having your seating options catered to this type of interaction.
According to Adrienne Breaux, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, having your seating too far apart can make speaking with one another difficult. To combat this, try to keep your seating options close and pointed at each other so the conversation will flow more easily.
If you’re wanting to ensure that people feel welcome when they come into your home, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this in your space.