Many people struggle with home design or decoration and don’t know how to make their home feels calmer, happier, and more welcoming place. Just because you live somewhere doesn’t mean it feels like home, and changing that can be hard! You can do a lot of things. Here are 4 ways to make your home feel more welcoming to you and anyone else who walks through the door.
1. Add Personal Touches
Adding personal touches to your home that are uniquely you can really help your home to feel like a more welcoming place and one that you can’t wait to get back to. Personal touches can be things like art on the walls, interesting furniture, books, rugs, or anything else you can think of that can be seen in your home! Remember that the way you decorate your home isn’t for guests that you may or may never have – it’s for you! Surround yourself with colors and objects that make you happy and little by little your house will become a place that you really look forward to being.
2. Use Functional Things
Home decor doesn’t have to be just something to look at. It can also be functional. Using both form and function together in your space can really help your mind be at ease if you tend to be minimalistic, and in general, it can just be a very cheerful way to set up your home. For example, adding a piano to your home will give it a more elevated and sophisticated look, and although a piano can take up a lot of space, it is a very functional item and can serve as a beautiful centrepiece when not in use.
3. Cook More
Cooking at home may be something you don’t have a lot of time for these days, but you should try to make time more often. Not only is it rewarding and fun to cook a meal for yourself and/or your family, but it will also save you money and make your home smell amazing and give it that real homey feeling you have been searching for pretty much ever since you moved out on your own.
4. It’s All About The Lighting
The entire vibe of your home can be made – or broken – by the type of lighting you have. In most cases, bright overhead lighting is not only unflattering to people’s faces but also to everything else in a home! To make everything feel more calm and appealing, choose lower lighting with warm tones. You can mess around with lamps in different corners until you find the right lighting for you! You may even consider setting a few candles out during the evenings for added ambience.
Making your home feel more welcoming doesn’t have to be another thing to add to your list of stressors. Let it come naturally, and it may actually be an enjoyable process! Hopefully, this list can help with that.