There are times when we work so hard to make our living spaces sleek and stylish that we forget about making it feel like a home.
by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design / Photography : www.blackstoneedge.com
Your living space is an empty canvas eagerly awaiting your artistic direction, but it’s also the place where you gather with loved ones, prepare your meals, relax after a long day and sleep soundly. It’s the one place where we can seek total solace and solitude. Here are a few tips for maintaining a comfortable atmosphere in your home.
Use as much natural light as possible. People make the mistake of covering their windows with heavy drapes and substituting natural light with fluorescents and harsh overhead fixtures. In addition to taking a serious toll on your utility bill, unnatural light can make your space look more like a show room than a home. Embrace natural light for as many hours of the day as possible by keeping curtains wide open in every room, and switch to soft lighting at the end of the day.
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Design a welcoming entranceway. Decorate the foyer to your home with warm, friendly colors. Keep a shoe rack next to the door and lay down a soft rug to prompt your guests to take off their shoes. As everyone knows, it’s much easier to feel at home when you’re padding around in bare feet.
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Remember small touches make a big difference. A few tea lights on a mantle, a throw blanket draped haphazardly across a corner of the sofa and a handful of well-read books on scattered about the coffee table. These little additions to your home will remind both you and your guests that a home is a place of comfort. A too-sterile home can give the impression that you are pretentious and unwelcoming, and it can also infringe on your own ability to enjoy a few moments of cozy solitude.
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