Friday, September 9, 2016

Turn Your Home Into A Social Hub In 3 Simple Steps

Entertaining friends and family in your home is an excellent way to socialize and have fun. But many people don’t make the effort to do if often because they don’t feel their home is suitable. From a lack of space to poorly designed kitchens, there are many excuses as to why we shouldn’t entertain guests. But you don’t need to have a large home to make your home appropriate for entertaining guests. Just a few new additions and some minor changes can transform your home almost instantly. Follow these simple steps and create a home that welcomes socializing of all kinds.


Paint with the right colors

Many of us don’t realize that the colors we choose to paint our homes emit certain energies and evoke emotions. If you want to make sure your home caters to social situations you need to make sure you use the right colors in the right rooms. You can paint your brand new orangery or dining room a shade of green to help your guests relax but to also promote hunger. Shades of red inspired energy and vibrancy which is ideal for rooms like kitchens and living rooms where groups tend to gather. While it’s important to choose colors that suit the mood you are trying to create, it’s also vital that you like them too. So find out which colors are associated with certain moods but also consider the different shades to make sure they suit your preferences too.

Keep your home clean

Sometimes opportunities to entertain come up unexpectedly and at the last minute. To make sure your home is ready to be the perfect entertaining environment at all times, keep it clean and tidy. You want your guests to feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment they walk through the door. Cleaning is a simple but very effective way of doing this. So make time each week to give your house a thorough clean, including both the insides and out. If larger cleaning tasks like carpet cleaning are required, it can be useful to hire a professional cleaning service to help you. This creates a lasting first impression on your guests and encourages them to return for events you hold in future.


Think about your seating

From dinner parties to house parties, comfortable seating is an absolute must. So it’s important to make your seating as enticing as they can be. You can boost the comfort of dining chairs with padded seat pads and add over-sized pillows and throws to your sofa. As well as enhancing the comfort of your seating, also think about its position. Avoid having your sofas and chairs positioned towards the TV. Instead, promote conversation by making sure your seating allows people to face each other. This can help everyone form strong relationships rather than being too focused on what’s on the TV. If you’re planning on hosting a dinner party, consider moving your table and seating next to a window or piece of art. This can be a great conversation starter which can put your guests at ease.

So whether you’re throwing a family BBQ or a murder mystery dinner, your home should now be the vibrant social hub it ought to be.

xoxo,
Therese
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