How to Make Your Home Feel Comfortable and Welcoming?

Colors play a very large part in making your house feel comfortable and welcoming to guests. Loud colors may very well feel exciting and trendy, but they are not necessarily comfortable, whereas soft shades that are calming will give a more relaxed, comfortable, and welcoming feel.

Soft Furnishings

Your soft furnishing should feel sumptuous and have the accent colors of your room without being too overpowering on either patterns or bright colors.

Mixing and matching patterns with floral can make a room feel busy and uncomfortable. However, mixing either floral with plain colored textures or patterns with plain colored textures works very well indeed.

Be careful not to overdo the number of soft furnishings such as cushions, as this can make a room feel more cluttered than inviting.

Doors and windows

Having the correct finishing touches on your doors and windows can also add to a room’s feel of being welcoming and comfortable, as well as providing your home with an air of sophistication. It is important that you choose your window dressings and your internal doors from a well-established and reputable business so that you get good quality for your money, such as sunburst shutters.

Nowadays it is not all about the type or style of curtains that are available, but there are many more options to be explored, and it is always a good idea to speak to the professionals so that you get an idea of how you can benefit from any of the options available before you make your final decision.

Using Mirrors

The use of mirrors within a home in order to create the perfect look is something that takes a little bit of time to get right. Mirrors can be used in multiple ways, whether it is to bring light into a darkened space, enlarge a small space or bring a spotlight to a feature either of your home or your belongings.

Placing a mirror so it reflects a certain feature of your home when you stand in a specific area will draw extra attention to that feature. Additionally, by hanging a mirror behind your favorite ornament, you can bring the focus of attention towards your chosen piece.

A large mirror in a small room will enhance the feeling of space and light, in the same way as putting a mirror at the end of a corridor will make it look like the corridor goes on far longer than it actually does.

When choosing the mirrors for your home, make sure that you select ones that complement your décor and go for good quality ones. Cheap or low-quality ones can give a distorted reflection, which will completely ruin the look you are trying to achieve.

They will give the reflection more of a house of mirrors feel, some more than others depending on price. It is a good idea to not only look at the close-up reflection that the mirror gives but also at a distance, so you do not fall into this trap.

Home Base Project Team
Home Base Project Team
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