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A warm and welcoming home is what most of us strive to create. A place that can act as a sanctuary when we return from a busy day. Also, a place where guests can relax and feel comfortable too.
It can seem like a lot to achieve, but it’s possible to do it on a small budget. These simple changes will instantly uplift the mood of your home and make it more welcoming:Here's how to craft a home that welcomes everyone who walks through its doors — though warning, it may make them never want to leave! Click To Tweet
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME FEEL WARM AND WELCOMING
Make Your Home Cozy With Candles
Some studies have suggested that candles look aesthetically pleasing and lift the mood and enhance productivity.
Scented candles, in particular, are a great way to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. Scent stimulates our smell receptors and sends messages to the brain. This is why scent is often associated with memories and particular moods. If you are worried about candles being a fire hazard, Devon Wick wax melters are another great option.
Jasmine is a perfect scent to pick. It’s an uplifting aroma that has been used as an antidepressant. It’s one of my husband’s favorites. Peppermint is also a good idea. This scent can relax us and cleanse our minds, increasing our concentration and the freshness of a room.
Soft Furnishing Can Make Your House Feel Homey
The difference between a house and a home is often the small personal touches. In this case, it’s about creating spaces people love to be in. Soft furnishings are an excellent way to do just that. Layer up some blankets and cushions on a sofa to create a soothing welcoming effect. If it’s not soft, my son doesn’t like it. He’s all about feel.
Rugs that feel great underneath your feet are also a good idea. Don’t be afraid to mix these softer accessories with harder ones like an ottoman or a mirror. The contrast often works really well and creates an interesting and inviting space.
Welcoming Homes Smell Beautiful
As we already know, smell is a great way to create mood in a space. Fresh cut flowers in the hallway and bedrooms make a home really inviting. They also bring a sense of the outdoors in.
If someone in your house is a smoker, there’s a good chance your house smells just like it. You might try to convince them to use E-cig. They include flavored liquids which smell a lot better than regular cigarettes. If not, consider getting a timed fragrance spray. These will help keep a room smelling fresh and welcoming throughout the day.
Make It Nice And Bright
Any welcoming home will feel light and bright. You may not have lots of natural light streaming in, but there are other ways to trick the eye in to feeling a room is flooded with light.
Mirrors are a great way to bounce light around a room. Candles and lamps positioned at different levels also provide pops of light. Consider buying a copper-rimmed light shade. They throw out a warm, inviting glow.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.