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5 Things That Guests Notice When They Enter Your Home

Leave a lasting impression with these tips and tricks


It is almost a given that getting the home ready for hosting guests can be overwhelming—you spend all day cleaning, rearranging the furniture in anticipation, and cooking every hearty meal you've mastered. Sometimes, trying to do all of these at once can create more chaos rather than bring order and what we don't know is that the secret  lies in streamlining your must-dos to what guests really take notice of. Check out the the things you should be paying attention to below: 

Naturally, the first thing visitors get to see is the main entrance or front door of your home. Consider saying goodbye to white doors and switching it up to playful hues to give your space a bold touchup that is impossible to miss. 

READ: 6 Photos That Will Inspire You To Paint Your Front Door 

A beautiful home begins with a welcoming foyer or entrywayDon't have a proper receiving area? Carve one out by adding a statement piece to anchor the space—an easy and affordable way is to use a divider to subtly divide the room. 

READ: 3 Design Ideas For Styling A Faux-Entryway  

Before one takes notice of the decor, how your home smells comes into play first. If you want to add the magic of scent memory to your home, try going the natural route by using herbs and blooms that can give your space a crisp and clean aroma. 

READ: 4 Herbs That Can Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh 

As classy and beautiful fine art is, sometimes walls are calling for something with a little more character. Try jazzing up the partitions of your home with wallpaper, display scarves or even some of your collections. 

READ: 4 Fun And Unexpected Ways To Dress Up Your Walls 

Gone are the days when shelves were simply used to store books, in fact, it has become a way for us to showcase our sense of style. Create an eye-catching vignette with scented candles, interesting decor pieces, quirky bookends, and crystals that your guests won't be able to stop talking about. 

READ: 4 Fun Things To Add To Your Floating Shelf 

PHOTOS: Megan Eilers via Pinterest and Dairy Darilag (Main) | Nursen GÜNAYDIN via Pinterest | Brit + Co | @erikavienna via Crate and Barrel's Instagram page

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