Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Inviting for Guests

Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Inviting for Guests

The holidays are almost here, and that means you’ll need to know a few things, such as how to plan the perfect Christmas dinner. And if your house is the main stop for your family members and friends, you’ll also need to know how to prepare your home. Sometimes, guests can feel a bit nervous or uncomfortable in a house if it’s not very inviting. To make your family members and friends feel welcome this year, use these simple ways to make your home more inviting for guests.

Create a Welcoming Entrance

First impressions are important. When you meet someone new, you want to make a great first impression. Similarly, you also want your house to make a great impression on your guests.

One of the first aspects of your home that your guests see is the entryway. Whether your guests will enter your home through the front, back, or side doors, make sure the designated entrance is cheery and welcoming. To do this, you can add a welcome mat, greenery, flowers, chimes, and small decorations. You can make sure the area on the other side of the door is welcoming, too—rugs, decorations, shoe racks, and coat racks all make an entryway feel cozy and inviting for your guests.

Use Relaxing Scents

Certain scents, such as lavender, cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin spice, can create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. If you want to make your family members and friends feel at home, ask them what their favorite scents are; if they’re something you enjoy as well, use them in your home. However, before you light a candle or use incense, remember to ask your guests if they’re allergic or sensitive to certain smells.

Cozy Up Your Guest Rooms

Another one of the simple ways to make your home more inviting for guests is to create cozy guest rooms. A cozy guest room is essential for an inviting home. You can add all kinds of comfortable furniture, such as beds, couches, and sleeper sofas. Many people believe the misconception that sleeper sofas are uncomfortable; however, if you know how to pick the best sleeper sofa for your guests, you can find a cozy one that saves a lot of space.

Some other items you’ll need in order to create an inviting guest room are curtains or blinds, soft pillows, quilts or blankets, lamps, and a nightstand or dresser.

Clean the Bathrooms

No one enjoys staying at a house with unclean bathrooms. Before your guests arrive, remember to clean your bathrooms, especially the one that guests will use. Even if no one uses the guest bathroom throughout the rest of the year, it’s always a great idea to clean the dust from it before your friends and family members arrive. You can also place a few essentials around the bathroom for your guests, such as fresh towels, toothbrushes, shampoo, and soaps. This is an excellent way to make your home more comfortable, especially for your shy guests who might not want to ask you for anything.

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Mallory Knee, the Detroit Mommies Lifestyle & Parenting Contributing Expert is a freelance writer for multiple online publications where she can showcase her affinity for all things home, lifestyle, and parenting. She particularly enjoys writing for communities of passionate women who come together for a shared interest and empower one another in the process. In her free time, you can find Mallory trying a fun new dinner recipe, practicing calligraphy, or hanging out with her family.