Home Improvement

5 Tips to Ensure Your Home Leaves a Lasting Impression

Achieve the wow factor that will leave your guests in awe

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

We're sure you're familiar with the phrase: first impressions last. Whether you've met a person for the first time or you visited a new restaurant, there's always one thing that sticks with you regarding that person or place. It can be his or her personality and when it comes to a place, it can be the ambiance and of course, the food.

This same phrase applies to the home, too! If you are fond of welcoming guests into your home, you need to make sure that they will have a good impression of your space that will last. A good and lasting impression will definitely keep your guests coming back for simple get-togethers and memorable parties. Let these five easy tips help you:

Clear the entryway

What do you usually see when you visit other homes? Avoid clutter by organizing your shoes, slippers, and other essentials that you leave in the entryway. Don't just leave your shoes and umbrellas there. Remember, you need to set the feel and vibe of the space the moment your guests step into the home.

READ: Organize Your Entryway in 6 Easy Steps

Prepare a lovely scent

Since you will be preparing meals and snacks for your friends, don't let the smell of food linger in the air. Create a relaxing and homey vibe by choosing citrusy and calming scents. Consider using scented candles and reed diffusers.

Aside from making sure that the house smells good, don't forget the bathroom! Utilize deodorizing scents that will keep it smelling fresh and clean.

READ: 6 Natural Fragrances for Your Bathroom

Work on the house entrance

If you have an outside space or house entrance, you can turn it into a charming part of the house that seem to invite guests in. Consider adding stylish plants and a few accessories to liven up the space. You can also place a small shelf for shoes and a container for umbrellas.

READ: 7 House Entrance Design Ideas

Add a stylish mat

Channel your personality by adding pieces that are reminiscent of the things you love. How about adding an interesting welcome mat with a catchy phrase or lively patterns?

Keep clutter at bay

This tip applies not just when you're expecting guests at home. Organize your things into storage essentials and keep your space free from dust and dirt. While you can display some of your collections, decor, and photos—you should remember not to bring everything out as too many things can make your space look cramped.

READ: 5 Organizing Tricks that You Should Do this Weekend

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