Creating a Home That Invites Guests: 3 Tips
Are you someone who loves guests? Are you always inviting people over for movie night, karaoke night, or games night? You’ll want to create a space that people want to stay in. It can be quite easy to create an area that says from its mere purpose that your guests are happily welcome, as long as you know what you’re doing. Read over our guide to making your guests feel welcome with your décor for some tips.
Make a communal area
The way you signal to anyone visiting your home is to give them somewhere to sit with you. The most common way to do this is with a dining table, which offers a communal area to eat, drink, play board games, and a lot more.
But, to channel another tip for a welcoming home, a squishy and comfortable space is also an option. Think of a collection of small, intimate, squishy chairs, lots of throws and blankets, and mood lighting to create a very cozy space for people to relax in. If you’re rethinking your communal furniture but are having trouble finding the money, you can look into furniture finance. Even if you have bad credit furniture store finance can help you out with a buy now, pay later policy that will take the weight off of paying right away.
Spruce up your entrance
Previously one of the most neglected parts of the home, the entryway is having a comeback lately. Instagram and TikTok are full of creators showing you how the entryway doesn’t need to be the place where you dump your keys and beg your children to put their shoes on, it can also be a place to impress your guests right off the bat. If you have a porch, you can kit that out, not with last week’s unopened mail but with a statement color and a nice plant. If your door is right next to a bare wall and a radiator, a simple shelf over the radiator, some décor and a statement mirror is a simple way to make an impact and open up the space.
Create somewhere for them to turn in
If you’ve got a spare room that isn’t taken up by a regular resident, there are a lot of things you can do with it. But if you don’t land on one of those ideas, chances are it’ll end up in the space where everything just ends up: the Christmas decorations, the bike, the mop, etc.
So, why not use that spare room the way it was initially intended: somewhere to sleep in. If you have friends around no doubt, you’ve had the conversation of “Do you want a drink?” “No. I’d love to, but I have to drive home”, and it would be great to then say, “Crash here!” Also, very useful if your friends or family traveled quite a ways to get to you.
And you can have fun playing B&B owner doing up that one room to hotel standards. You don’t entirely need to take up the spare room. If you like the idea of it being a home office, simply grab yourself a daybed or an extendable bed and turn your spare room into a multi-use space. Getting a bed with storage elements is also a good way to make sure you get the most out of your spare room.