How to make your home more inviting

Maybe you’ve just moved into your dream house and want it to feel more homely? Or perhaps you’ve lived in your property for years and feel it’s time for a fresh look? Whatever the reason, there are some easy ways to make your space more inviting without spending the earth.

The first thing you’ll need to consider is your budget. Once you’ve decided how big or small you want to go, you can choose from one (or more) of these options to help make your home feel warm, cosy and inviting.

Colour

If you’ve played it safe with nice and neutral, why not brave the bold and add a splash of colour? You don’t need redecorate every wall or room but choosing a feature wall can help bring your space to life.

Bold colours such as dark reds, vibrant pinks or moody greens will give your room an instant uplift, creating dimension and depth that will make your home more inviting. You could try painting the far wall across from your front door in a bold accent colour or choosing a theme throughout your downstairs space.

Alternatively, add some bright art or atmospheric lighting that shows your style and personality.

Personalise your furniture

This doesn’t necessarily mean ordering the most expensive bespoke armchair you can find. If your sofa is in need of an update or you have an old chair you can upcycle, use the opportunity to get creative. Reupholster your favourite piece of furniture, add colour to make it a statement piece or simply select some cosy textures, throws and cushions to bring it back to life.

Revamp your front door or hallway

Your home should give a good first impression so what better area to focus on than the front door and hallway? Clean up the front path, add a welcoming mat and, depending on the season, showcase your door with a wreath.

Make a feature of your hallway with bespoke understairs storage which will not only look great but will give you extra space to store your items.

The exterior

If you want to enhance your home’s curb appeal then don’t forget the exterior. Tidy up your front garden, add some colourful plants or flowers and make sure your windows and doors are clean and freshly painted.

The beauty about these ideas is that you can implement as many or as few as you wish, and you’ll instantly benefit from a new, warm and inviting feel.

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