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Creating A Welcoming Space For Your Guests: Tips & Tricks

It is all in the details.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner with friends or welcoming family for a long weekend, one of the best parts of designing a home is to share it with others. Good design makes a space and the moments experienced there meaningful and memorable – just as a good host does.

Here are a few of our favorite tips for creating a wish list-worthy, guest-ready space.



Less is more.

Try to create one focal point in each space to keep things feeling fresh and not over-designed.

Whether it’s a welcoming entryway vignette with a mirror and a console table, or the light fixtures in the kitchen, it’s helpful to focus on bringing attention to your favorite element in the room and layering in subtle details in to surround it. Clean, simple and thoughtful should be the goal.

Create flexible seating options.


Seating is very important when it comes to accommodating your guests.

We always use ottomans or poufs to add an extra space of seating. We love styling them in front of the fireplace or under a console table to accommodate more people for game night or conversation. Plus, extra seating is a great way to add more texture or tone to a design, double win!



Create a cozy and inviting feel with pillows and throws.

Believe it or not, pillows and throws are functional as a design tool. You can easily create a specific look in your living room using a neutral, clean-lined sofa paired with statement pillows and throws.

Baskets with blankets are also a great touch in homes we stay in and instantly make a room cozier.

Design a bedroom they’ll never want to leave.

Setting up a dreamy bedroom your guests won't want to leave is a matter of thoughtful layering. In front of your sleeping pillows and shams, use decorative pillows to add texture.

Follow the rule of threes with two 24″ pillows and one lumbar pillow that mix smooth fabrics with bolder textures and patterns. For a more modern, streamlined look, complete your bedding look with a single, long patterned lumbar pillow.





We hope you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment below on what was your favorite tip!


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