We’re in the middle of summer, but, sooner rather than later, we’re going to be settling into fall. It really is just around the corner! And when it arrives, it’ll be goodbye to BBQs in the sunshine and swimming at the lake, and hello to cozy nights indoors with the family, and sometimes with our extended family and friends if they’re coming to visit during this period. At such time, there’ll be a premium on having a welcoming atmosphere. Below, we take a look at five ways you add this welcoming atmosphere to your property.
It’s All About Lighting
The most important aspect of creating a cozy atmosphere is the lighting! Too bright, and that harsh light is going to make it difficult to relax. Too dark, and you’ll be straight on your way to the land of Nod. So focus on getting the lighting just right, and adopt a different approach for each room. In your living room, you’ll want to create a space that’s softly lit, one that’s conducive to reading and all-around sinking into the couch, whether it’s to talk with family or have a family movie night.
And the Senses
Sometimes, you can tell the tone of a home from the second you walk through your door. Some homes feel a bit stiff and formal, while others relax us almost instantly. So how do the latter ones do it? It’s usually something to do with how the home feeds into our senses. You’ve already got the lighting right, so look at adding calming scents, and visually appealing accessories. With the right oils, a cold air diffuser will give your home the right scent; you can click here if you don’t already have one. And for the accessories, it’s hard to look past good old flowers, which put a smile on people’s face almost instantly.
Intimate Seating Arrangement
Sometimes, you can seemingly put all the ingredients into the mix, but the home still lacks something that prevents it from being welcoming. What could it be? Ah, it’s that there’s nowhere to relax and enjoy other’s company. To do this, you’ll need to have high-quality seating and arrange it in an intimate way. As well as your seating for social purposes, make sure you’re adding seating for some alone time. Some people like to spend an hour or two in their world, and if you don’t have a cozy corner in which for them to do it, then they won’t be able to do it.
Have a think about what textures you’re using in your home. If they’re too cold or feel too manufactured, or otherwise aren’t that relaxing, then they’re not going to be very welcoming! But good news – this gives you the perfect excuse to invest in some high-quality pillows, throws, and blankets.
Organized and Calm
Finally, remember to keep things organized! No-one likes to walk into a messy, chaotic home. It’s much easier to feel at ease and relaxed if you adopt the minimalist approach and keep everything tidy.