Just a few days remain until the start of the holiday season, and many of us are already planning how to make our houses cozier for friends, relatives, and acquaintances. Making your house a warm and welcoming place to spend time requires only a few basic and considerate modifications. Read on to find out what they are so you can ensure guests feel comfortable in your home.
Motivate yourself to clean up and finish up your to-do list in preparation for out-of-town visitors. Clothes and other objects that have been left lying about should be put away or disposed of, the refrigerator should be decluttered, and small repairs or redecorating jobs like cleaning the floor vents should be completed.
Add Textiles And Soft Textures
The easiest way to make your home more comfortable is to incorporate a variety of textures into the decor. The addition of plush fabrics and textures makes a space feel more welcoming. You can make yourself and your guests feel at home by furnishing the space with tactile comforts like soft carpets and polished wood. Incorporating texture into a space is simple and has the added benefit of softening the overall vibe of the place.
Have Enough Seating
There’s nothing worse than going to someone’s house and not being able to sit down. Make sure that your living room and dining room furniture can fit all of the people you usually have over. If you live in a small apartment, fold up a few nice chairs and store them in the closet in advance, ready to bring out when you have more than the usual number of people over.
Stock The Fridge
Is there something unique you serve to your guests that they always seem to enjoy? You should pick some up from the grocery, along with some basic snacks your visitors can readily grab if they feel hungry. Don’t forget the essentials for your morning start, either: coffee, filters, creamer, and sugar. If your visitors don’t like coffee, you can still make them a tasty morning beverage by providing them with herbal tea or freshly squeezed juice. Or ensure they know where everything is so they can make it for themselves without worrying about disturbing you.
Make The House Smell Nice
The way your home smells is a big part of what makes it feel like a home. A home that smells good always makes people want to come in. Burn candles with scents that everyone will like or do things around the house that automatically make it smell lovely. From sweet-smelling flowers to freshly baked cookies, you have a lot to choose from.
Put Essentials In The Bathroom
Make sure the bathroom is clean and well-stocked with paper products before having guests around. It’s also thoughtful to leave a spray that neutralizes odors in the bathroom or another scented room spray. And don’t forget clean towels. Essentially, you don’t want your guests to feel awkward or to have to ask you for anything – make sure it’s all there for them to use as they need to.