Have you ever entered someone’s home and immediately felt relaxed and comfortable? What is it that makes the difference between homes that exude an immediate sense of welcome and hospitality, and those that may not? Is it the home environment, or the host? In my experience, both play an important role. Whether you entertain occasionally, or just want to be prepared for the pop-in visitor, below are a few WELCOME tips from our Bella Verde Realtors.
Declutter your space. If you feel comfortable in your home so will your guests. File your paperwork away, declutter your kitchen counters, stow your gear away in the garage, or make space in your closet. Tackle your most visible spaces first. This way whenever company walks into your home, you are comfortable and will welcome guests with open arms. Your house does not need to be spotless just orderly.
Is your sofa, chair or ottoman looking tired? A great trick to clean up your well-worn but loved furniture is by buying a new, textured neutral throw and draping it appropriately. On the couch a throw will cover a multitude of spills or stains. If you need to cover a sin or two on your ottoman, artfully drape your throw, and stage a wooden tray over it. You can also add a few coasters and your remote controls to give the tray purpose. Now with one simple throw and bit of flair you have just moved from messy to orderly.
Warm up your spaces with accent pillows. Accent pillows bring color and texture into any room giving a dated couch a fresh look or accentuating the season. New accent pillows are a great way to freshen up a space.
Fresh Flowers always brighten up a space and if they have a scent even better. Not one to maintain fresh flowers, no worries, plant a few pots filled with succulents. Scatter pots of succulents around your home, they bring life and beauty into your space and are easy to maintain.