5 Affordable Ways to Make your Home More Welcoming for Guests

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Little details go a long way in creating a new vibe in your home. With guests on the way, it’s a good time to pay attention to the simple things you can do for your home that don’t take much time, effort, or expense but instantly make it feel better styled and more welcoming.

Layer Pillows and Throws for Comforting Warmth

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

A layered look with a chunky knit throw and a few textured pillows can add warmth and softness to your space. They invite guests to lounge and stay awhile. In most of our living spaces, we also like to include a blanket ladder against an empty wall with a few extra blankets. It looks beautiful, but also ensures that there is plenty of warmth to go around for chilly mornings and late night movies.

Light Candles to Create a Welcoming Scent and Glow

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

The warm glow of a candle creates ambiance that’s hard to create in any other way. A candle styled on an entry console immediately sets the vibe in your home. We also like to add them in throughout the house–in each bedroom and bathroom.

Encourage Interesting Conversation with Stacks of Magazines and Books

Double Eagle Project / Mykals Architectural Photography

Beautiful coffee table books and interesting magazines give guests plenty to read and discuss. Find books about favorite artists, hobbies, and places to make it more personal. Of course Amazon has a huge selection of books and magazines, but T.J.Maxx is also a great place to find affordable coffee table books. Search the deals they have in stock here.

Update Hand Towels in Kitchen and Bathrooms for a Fresh Clean Feel

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

New towels for your guests is a nice way to create a crisp clean feeling in your home and a spa-like vibe. A fun hand towel can also add a lot of interest to the space and help it feel well styled.

Gather Boards and Bowls to be Snack Ready

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Style your kitchen with a few beautiful wood, stone, and ceramic boards and bowls. The display adds a lot to your kitchen design, but also makes it easy to grab one for snacks and treats to greet your guests. This time of year it’s nice to also keep your pantry and fridge well-stocked with crackers, cheeses, veggies, fruits, and baked goods for effortless entertaining.

Get ready now and you’ll help take away the stress of getting ready for guests. A few easy updates and both your visitors and you can relax and enjoy the time spent together!


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