As Jane Austen once said, “There’s nothing like being at home to be truly comfortable.” As with many of Jane’s thoughts, that is forever true. Everyone feels comfortable in their own home and wants others to feel the same way. Here, five furniture and home experts share their tips for creating a welcoming home.
Claire Limbrick | Chameleon Avenue
About light and color:
“A welcoming home begins at the door. Consider painting your hallway or entryway in warm tones. Warm colors (those with a brown, orange or red background) create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, making people feel at ease. A console with soft lighting, a painting/mirror above, and a few personal items like travel mementos right inside the front door will make your home instantly appealing. You can arrange jewelry and collections of items in a group (called motifs) to create a visual ‘story’ about you and your family. Textures make a home stylish, personal and pleasant – they’re also a great accent! “
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Organized house, organized mind
Not everyone you invite into your home can be used to the hustle and bustle of family life. Neat and tidy surroundings will create a welcoming environment for all your friends and guests to visit your home. Using smart furniture solutions for kids (like toy cabinets and bookcases) will ensure every item has a home.
Anthony Ashworth | Anthony Ashworth
About first impressions:
“First impressions matter and are equally important to feeling welcome home and not just to your guests, but to you feeling fully welcome. Create a beautiful, inspirational post that reminds and inspires you of the life you really want to live. Then critique, use it!
Many of us are now driving straight into our dark-smelling garage, if so down a bland hallway, so try going back through the garage door and in by the current entrance. at your beautiful and inspirational! The ancient Chinese called this the ‘Glorious Golden Entrance’. “
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Judith Treanor | Temples and markets
About your home balance:
“The key to this is striking a balance between displaying your personal/emotional items (photos, decorations, travel mementos) with the display of stylized pieces. part of the selected palette (candles, vases and cushions).
We’ve all been into Open Homes for Sale that have been styled within an inch of their lives – all neutral, perfectly positioned throw pillows and plump pillows which will take half an hour to get out of bed before going to bed. Adorable like this looks impractical or unwelcome in the real world.
Bring a space with a neutral backdrop to life with wallpapered walls, bold and bright cushions on furniture and personal items that show off your personality. Oh, and for completeness – it wouldn’t be a welcoming home without a dog! “
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Sophie Kost | My beautiful place
On an inviting entrance:
“For me, a welcoming home starts with an inviting entry that tells a little story about the people who live here and their style. Components for a well-solved entry may include a console, mirror, vase or potted plant, and styling accessories (perhaps a framed family picture and a key bowl). lock up). If space allows, the artwork in the entryway can be a real focal point and clue to what’s to come in the rest of the home. “
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Jo Powell | Property style of 3 beans
On the perfect outdoor environment:
“Outside, a welcoming house will clearly display the house number and invite guests to the front door through a clearly defined path. Upon arrival at the front door, there should be a clear means of alerting the host that there is a visitor (bell/knocker) and that the guest should have a pleasant environment in which to wait for the door to be opened. Shelter from the elements, beautiful greenery, whether it’s in pots or garden beds and of course, for guests arriving in the evening, all should consider welcoming lighting. “
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Home is where the heart is. And whether your favorite moments are spent breastfeeding or reading in a quiet nook, the big secret to a welcoming home is to make it an extension of you and your family. Your personality.