Want to make your home more welcoming to guests? Here are a few ideas that could help to make your home more comfortable place for you guests.
Improve your curb appeal
Giving your guests a good first impression is important. If the front of your home looks shabby or overgrown, it won’t be very inviting for guests. Make sure to keep the front of your home tidy – this could include keeping the front lawn mown or cleaning the outside of your windows. You may also want to fix any damage such as cracks in your driveway or missing tiles.
There are many features that can help to make your home feel friendlier and inviting. Adding flowers is certain to cheer up the front of your home – these could be hanging baskets or flower beds. Exterior lights meanwhile can help to make your home more approachable at night. You can even add a garden path leading to your front door to guide guests to your home. This post offers more advice on how to improve curb appeal.
Declutter the hallway
Your hallway is the first glimpse your guests will get of the inside of your home. Make sure that this is free of clutter so that your guests can easily enter. Buying a shoe rack could help to contain your shoes rather than having them strewn across the floor – you can buy these at sites such as Mano Mano. You may also want to consider pegs for hanging up coats. Try to limit ornaments and unneeded furniture in the hallway that could get in your guests way.
Supply enough seating
Having enough seating in the living room will prevent your guests having to sit on the floor. Consider buying a large sectional sofa that can sit lots of people or a sofa suite. Companies like Lebus Upholstery have a great selection of these sofas. If you only have a small living room, you may not have the space for a large sofa – getting a comfortable rug or some bean bags could make it easier for guests to sit on the floor if they need to.
As for your dining area, if you want to invite guests round for dinner, make sure that you have enough chairs to sit around the table and, most importantly, a large enough table. You may be able to get a collapsible dinner table and chairs that you can take out for these occasions.
Consider a guest bedroom
If you have a spare room, consider converting it into a guest bedroom. Many people convert their loft into a guest bedroom, whilst other people may turn an unused downstairs room into a bedroom. Try not to clutter this room with personal belongings so that your guests can unpack their stuff and feel that it is their room to use.
If you don’t have a spare room, another option could be to opt for a sofa-bed. This will allow your guests to still have a bed and their own space. You can shop for sofa-beds at sites like Loaf. We bought one last year and it was the best decision.
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