Is HGTV on in the background, and your Better Homes & Garden Magazine is open on the coffee table? Then you might wonder, "Why can't my living room be country chic like theirs?" or "How do they make everything look so warm and welcoming?"
Wonderful news! It is easier than you think to create a welcoming house by following these basic guidelines that break down each piece that contributes to the overall design and feel.
- BEGIN WITH YOUR ENTRANCE
Because your entrance is the first thing that greets your guests, spend extra time beautifying it. Add some lighting, art, or an outside décor piece to entice your guests. A "Welcome" sign or doormat is always a beautiful accent piece that extends a warm invitation to your guests.
- INCLUDE THROW BLANKETS
Find some excellent, high-quality throw blankets to match your living room and bedroom. A lovely throw blanket on the living room couch invites guests to feel at ease. A throw on your bed can add a great decorative touch. You can also choose your most fashionable throws and showcase them in a nice woven basket or blanket ladder, inviting your guests to choose a blanket and stay a while!
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- GET A COMFORTABLE COUCH
A good, comfortable couch says "Welcome!" like nothing else. The couch is the focal point of every living room, so selecting the proper one will elevate the atmosphere.
- HIGHLIGHT THE FIREPLACE
If your home includes a fireplace, draw attention to it by decorating the mantle area with vases, candles, or other beautiful items. However, don't try too hard to stick to a specific decorating scheme for your mantle. Finding elements that complement your style and complement the environment will help to give your space personality. In addition, placing one large focal piece, such as a mirror or painting, above the fireplace will assist draw the attention and tie the room together.
- MAKE SPACE FOR NEW FLOWERS OR PLANTS
Fresh flowers or plants are an excellent accent to any kitchen or bathroom! Pick out flowers that match the place you want them in and a good vase to put them in at your local grocery shop or farmers market. You don't have a green thumb? Succulents provide the perfect green pop without requiring a green thumb!
- BUY A LOT OF COMFORTABLE PILLOWS
Pillows can be an excellent addition to a living room. Investing in ones that are both comfortable and elegant elevates the experience to a whole new level.
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- USE PROPER LIGHTING
The proper lighting can do wonders. If you're throwing a cocktail party, make sure your space has enough of light. This invites your guests inside and displays the inside aspects of your home. Dim lighting can create a comfortable environment at a small get-together with close friends.
- WORK WITH LIGHT PAINT COLORS
Light, colorful paint colors can transform any space into one that is bright, warm, and inviting. Dark hues tend to make rooms appear smaller and lack a homey feel.
- ESTABLISH AN OUTDOOR HANGOUT SPOT
Extend your living area outside! For warm weather, comfortable seats and a fire pit are a terrific complement to your outdoor space.
- ALLOW FOR CANDLELIGHT
Having a lot of candles around your house can give it a nice feeling. Place a couple of candles in each room and people will feel at ease no matter where they are in your house. Plus, your home will smell wonderful!
- DISPLAY UNIQUE MIRRORS
A nice mirror above a dresser or table may add charm to a space and reflect your taste. Mirrors can give the impression that a room is much larger than it is because they reflect light.
- INCLUDE A LARGE AREA RUG
If you have hardwood floors in your living room, a large area rug will quickly warm up the space. People will occasionally make the area rug the focal point of their room, selecting furnishings, pillows, and paint colors based on the color and/or pattern of the rug.
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These suggestions will undoubtedly assist you in making your home as pleasant and appealing as possible.