We’re all familiar with homes that have a sort of je ne sais quoi about them. First-time homeowners, renters, and dorm-room dwellers alike could use some advice on how to transform a space into an enviably inviting home. We’ve teamed up with Air Wick® Essential Mist™ Diffuser to share simple yet brilliant tricks to make your home feel heavenly.
tip #1: Decorate with a Mood-Enhancing Color Palette
Having a strong color palette for your space helps to bring together your decor. Not everything in the room should be in this color palette; focus on a couple of hero moments of decor. Your space will automatically feel intentional and have guests admiring the attention to detail.
You can use color psychology to create the perfect color palette for decorating your house. Yellow is said to be a cheerful color that leaves people feeling happier. Adding pops of yellow to your palette will subconsciously enhance your mood and that of your guests.
Blue is perceived as a very inviting color and will leave your guests feeling welcomed. Bonus points: in a world dominated by millennial pink, it’s fun to go against the grain with a less expected color palette.
TIP #2: Good Smells on Lock
One of the first things guests notice upon walking into a room is the smell. Giving your home a pleasant smell will really set the vibe of the space. This seems like a no brainer but is often overlooked. We recommend having the Air Wick® Essential Mist™ Diffuser on hand to make your home smell exceptional.
Unlike other essential oil diffusers, you don’t need to add water, and you never have to clean it. Just pop one of their five fragrances in and out.
The essential oils are transformed into a gentle, fragrant mist for a more natural fragrance experience.
Tip #3: Bring the Outside In
Now that you have that fresh scent, further enhance the natural vibe with live plants! Decking your living space out in plants is a sure way to add more life (and oxygen) into your home. Plants are a foolproof way to keep the good vibes coming.
While we love potted plants, it’s always nice to add additional greenery in the form of fresh-cut fronds and leaves.
TIP #4: Nail Mood Lighting
Setting the mood is very important when it comes to making your home feel inviting. It’s essential to have lighting options other than your overhead light, which can be too overpowering. Lamps and string lights create a warm, softer atmosphere.
TIP #5: Textures, Textures, and More Textures
Use pillows, blankets, and rugs to create texture that will make your space feel more cozy. Poufs and floor pillows are a great way to make additional seating for guests to snuggle up and stay awhile.
What tips and tricks do you have for creating an inviting home? We’d love to hear from you; share with us on Instagram @BritandCo.
Photographer: Brittany Griffin
Styling + Author: Cassidy Miller