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The Anderson Group Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
KoenigRubloff Realty Group
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630-746-5730 Contact Us
The Anderson Group's Guide to a Welcoming Home
Home…is there any other word that evokes the same warm feelings and memories? Sight, touch, taste, smell and sound all play together to set the tone of a welcoming and gracious home, no matter the size or market value of your home. Whether you are preparing your home to sell or just want to make any visitor feel a warm welcome, these ideas will make you feel “right at home”:
Come on In!
An eye-catching rug, a beautiful piece of art or mirror and warm lighting will set a gracious tone
A small table with a plant or fresh flowers is an ideal place to collect mail and keys
Have a stylish place to corral shoes and jackets and a water-proof surface to collect wet shoes and umbrellas
Keep your entryway as clutter-free as possible to keep good energy flowing in and out of your home
Lighting to Love
Trading out your switches to dimmers will quickly allow you to set different moods. Lights shining bright for a showing easily transition to create a softer ambiance for family-time or entertaining
Avoid “cold” white light bulbs that flatter no one; opt for softer, “warmer” choices
Open drapes and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible
What is That Wonderful Smell?
From pancakes on a weekend morning to your favorite dinner cooking on the stove, it’s the smells of home that we remember the most. It’s easy to fill your home with a welcoming scent:
First things first - Keep several windows open if weather permits to let in lots of fresh air
Simmer a pot of water on the stove with a few sticks of cinnamon, citrus peels, crushed mint or rose petals depending on the season; Add your favorite essential oils to distilled water in a spray bottle for a natural room and linen spray
Turn on some music to fit the mood
And finally…don’t worry about everything being “perfect”. A comfortable and relaxed home naturally shows off your own welcoming style!