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How to make your home feel more welcoming


Are you gearing up to have company over at home and want to make your living space a bit more inviting? Make your home feel more welcoming with just a few easy and quick steps. From adding small décor elements to rearranging furniture, you can easily make your house more welcoming for your guests. Just follow these helpful tips on making your house feel more welcoming or view our product range and collections on our website on home accents and decorating ideas for modifying your ideal home.

Begin with the entrance to your home 

Your entryway is the first thing your guests will see that welcomes them in, so make a lasting impression to your guests by decorating your entrance. The front of your home should usher your guests inside with either great lighting, a mirror, or a piece of art—something that will grab your guests' attention and draw them into your home. When decorating, feel free to explore and experiment with décor. You can go bold and try to find a statement piece or go with something as simple as a chic welcome mat, oh and fresh flowers always make a lovely statement!

The cozy element

Transforming a house into a home is all about the beautiful, alluring accents and decorating ideas you choose to introduce to every room of the house. The great news is that if you are looking for home decorating ideas that will refresh your space and ignite all your senses, you will find them in abundance at Sonoma Lavender. All our home decorating ideas and home accents are specially crafted to add beauty, great relaxing ambience, and uniqueness to your living space. Furthermore, they all possess an extra special and unique scent that will comfort and inspire you day in and day out. At Sonoma Lavender, we understand the art of calm and comfort and what that can do to your senses!  

Add layers of pillows and blankets 

Nothing screams comfort like pillows and luxurious throws scattered around your home. Layering décor elements like pillows and throws on your sofas or chairs is the key to creating a calming, cozy space that your guests will appreciate. Invest in a few pillows of different shapes and sizes as well as throws with different colors and textures, such as Sonoma Lavender faux fur throws, as this is a surefire way to make your home more inviting to guests.

faux fur throw

Keep the seating intimate

The seating arrangement in your living room is fundamental when it comes to making your home more welcoming. It is best to keep your seating arrangements relatively close together and easy to access to make your guests feel comfortable. Placing furniture too far apart or placing too many objects in between can be disrupting and create a sense of distance, which is not very welcoming. Low flower arrangements at a dining table with great candle lights bring an element of elegance and are a must for an intimate family gathering. 

Soft fabrics and touches 

Adding different textures and textiles to your home design is the simplest trick in the book for making your home look and feel more welcoming. By adding soft fabrics and touches, you can create a sense of coziness, sophistication and comfort. From throws and fluffy carpets to smooth wooden furniture, surrounding yourself and your guests with these soothing textures they can touch will make them feel comfortable. Texture is also relatively easy to integrate into home design and makes a room feel less rigid, making it more welcoming instead.

Create the right ambiance with candlelight 

Candles are mostly associated with joyful occasions, and what a great way to have light candles in your home this festive season. Candlelight, or even a fireplace, will help create a more inviting, comfortable, and homey atmosphere and bring a cozy feel to your living space. The soft light from the candled provides a calming environment of relaxation. And Sonoma Lavender has just the right scented candles for you this season, you may choose from our hand-poured lavender infused soy candle, or our eucalyptus candles softly scented with eucalyptus essential oil. These also make for a wonderful, memorable parting gift.  

Create a welcoming atmosphere with amazing smells 

When it comes to interior decorating ideas, it is also essential to think about how to best add to your interior décor. An effective way to enhance your home accents is with the help of uplifting aromas. For this purpose, it is the main reason why we stock linen water and home spray. The power of smell plays a crucial role in making your home feel welcoming. A pleasant-smelling home is always inviting and draws guests inside. If you would like to introduce a new refreshing aroma to the rest of your home as well, our Timber Lake Home Spray and room diffusers are must-have products. It will immediately infuse every room with scents of sugar pine with notes of frankincense and myrrh. Our scented soy candles are another option that will fit in seamlessly when placed in your living room, bathroom, bedroom, or dining room. They smell like heaven, come in a range of colors, and are packaged in gorgeous decorative glass jars. Finally, to top it all off, always remember to keep the coffee going to create a warm and inviting aroma that will make your guests feel right at home.

It's all in the details 

If you have stacks of bills, magazines, or mail on your coffee table, make sure to go through them and file them away. Having all that clutter on display will distract your guests, keeping them from enjoying their time with you. Instead, replace the clutter by adding some natural elements or putting family photos or picture frames up for display. Adding natural elements like plants into your home décor will bring life to the room, making it more welcoming. Also, be sure to vary the types of features you add to your space. From tall, leafy plants to fragrant, fresh flowers, experiment with different elements and details to liven up your home and make it more inviting.

You need not follow all these above tips and tricks strictly to the T. When planning and designing your home, make sure to stay true to your own unique style and personality. Your guests will most certainly take notice and feel welcomed if your house matches your personality. If you have any questions about home decorating ideas or the unique home décor and lavender home accents available online at Sonoma Lavender Co., then be sure to get in touch with us today.