The changes you need to make to cause the “wow factor” in your guest are actually really simple and quick to perform. Since it only takes about 30 seconds for people to decide whether your home is worth it or not for them, you’ll basically need to focus on things that draw the most attention. So, if you’re looking to make a long-lasting impression, these are surely the tips to follow!
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” - Colin Powell
Of course, this needed to be first place on the list given that the entryway is the first place people will see when they enter your home.
Here’s the trick to impress the most:
This place should be neutral, bright, and organized! If you’re among the people who love to innovate and try out different, quirky stuff in your home decor, that’s fine for the rest of the house. However, the entryway must be in the neutral zone!
To decorate this area, you can consider:
- A three-piece matching artwork. There’s no need to invest in anything too fancy, just a couple of pictures or pieces of art with simple matching frames will do the trick.
- A mirror is always a nice choice to brighten the room and make the place look bigger.
- Painting the walls white, light gray, or an eggshell tone makes the place more cozy and inviting.
Scent Also Matters
We’ve talked about making your home smell great for the season a couple of times already (here’s an example), and surely you know that it can make a huge difference in making a home feel cozy. That’s something to consider when staging your home as well.
You should focus on both the decor and the scent!
It can be as simple as lighting a scented candle, adding flowers, or even baking some cookies right before your guests arrive.
Kitchens are a really important part of a home, so if you have the time and budget to consider remodeling the cabinets, changing the counters, or updating your backsplash, go for it!
On the other hand,
You can choose to simply add a fresh coat of paint to the walls, or clean the kitchen thoroughly and get rid of clutter (a tip which we’ll talk more about in the next topic). For kitchens, it can also be nice to add some indoor houseplants!
Get Rid of Clutter
It’s easy to end up with a rack full of magazines you’ll never read again but haven’t throw out yet. It’s also very easy to keep thinking about the many uses you could give to every single thing that you find! However, the years go by and you never get around to doing those projects. Sounds familiar? Yeah, been there, done that!
What you need to do is:
Start digging to see what you can get rid of and what can be stored (remember to be thorough with your picks, though). We’re not saying you won’t ever finish those DIY projects; just remember your priorities and only keep the stuff you’ll actually use in the near future (in a proper storage space, of course).
The Master Bathroom
If you have a master bathroom in your home, it’s one place that requires your full attention too! Like we’ve mentioned for the kitchen beforehand, you should clean the room thoroughly - and add a coat of fresh paint if necessary. Displaying a couple of towels with a matching rug, some candles, and even some plants can make the place eye-catching and gorgeous!
Painting and Lightning
Using neutral colors in general can make your home look super cozy and inviting, whether you go with white, eggshell, or ivory! If you don’t feel like investing in painting, some lighting tricks can add the coziness as well.
These are some ideas that can work well:
- Above-the-mirror lights for bathrooms
- Under-the-cabinet lighting for kitchens
- Decorative lamps for bedrooms and living rooms
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