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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Inviting

Having a cozy, approachable living space to spend your time in is something every homeowner desires. An inviting atmosphere is beneficial to both you and your guests. It makes your company feel welcomed, and it makes coming home after a long workday so much better. All of this takes more than just a friendly welcome mat at the door. Here are five ways to make your home more welcoming.

Light Paint Colors – It's no secret lighter color walls make rooms appear more prominent, but did you know they can also make the room more inviting? Using lighter, more vibrant colors on your walls makes the room brighter and more appealing. On the contrary, darker colors typically make rooms appear smaller and don't give off the same welcoming charm. Save the darker colors for accent designs.

Emphasize the Fireplace – Nothing is cozier than snuggling up by the fireplace when it's cold outside. The best part is, your fireplace can actually make your home feel this comfy all year round, even without a fire roaring in it. Emphasizing your fireplace is one of the best ways to make your living room homier. Place decorative pieces like pictures, vases, and other personalized items on your mantle. Bigger features such as mirrors and artwork can also catch guests’ eyes and help accentuate the mantle.

Create an Outdoor Hangout Spot – Making your home as inviting as possible shouldn't stop indoors. You can take your comfortable living space even further by extending it to outdoors. Make the outdoor areas of your home inviting by adding furniture such as tables and chairs, and make sure there is plenty of lighting. If you don't have a space outdoors where this is feasible, consider adding on a deck or porch to your home and create another hangout spot!

More Light – Just like the wall colors, the lighter the room, the better. Having natural light beaming into your room is a sure way to make your home feel more bright and welcoming. Blinds and shutters can add style to any room and also let the light into your home. Natural light can also help make a room appear larger.

Pop of Color - Each color gives off a different mood and can often transform the look of a room. With this being said, shots of vibrant colors can add captivating appeal to your home and change a room's look and feel. Accents walls are an ever-popular trend in living rooms and are a creative way to add personality to your home. Using intriguing colors such as pastels can add an intimate feeling in the room. The fun doesn't have to stop at just your walls though. Adding inviting colors to your ceiling is another way to add character to a room.

If you're looking to enhance the atmosphere in your living space, these five things will help make you and your guests feel at ease in your home. Custom Construction Services wants you to feel as comfortable as possible in your home, so give us a call when you need help making your home more inviting, or with any other home project!

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