Make Your Home Welcoming to Others

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Today, I’ve invited Jessica Moore on to share with us a few of her tips on how to prepare your home for company. It is so important to me to make certain that I have a house that people feel comfortable in. In fact, that is one of Austin’s favorite parts of our home- is that people feel welcome.

Here’s what she has to share-

Make your home welcoming to others

One of the best things about having your own place is inviting people over and having a catch up. Making your guests feel at home is a must if you’re going to invite them in. This is even more important if they are staying over! I bet we’ve all felt uncomfortable in another’s home at one point or another, so you’ll know how unpleasant it can be. 

Set the Temperature to Something Comfortable

For your guests to feel at home, make sure your home comfortable temperature wise. It should be a nice temperature. You don’t want them to feel the need to take their coats off when they enter your home.

That being said, you don’t want to have them sweating it out on your couch either. Make sure you set the temperature to a nice level. To make the home cozy, it’s as much about the atmosphere as it is about the temperature. Make sure you have comfortable cushions and throws dotted around the place to give that cozy feeling.

Keep a Selection of Drinks on Hand


Offering your guests a drink when they come to your home is just standard manners. It’s a good idea to have a selection of drinks to suit different people. Tea or coffee is my favorite. If you’re having people stay over, then you might want to have some wine or something on hand too.

Most people enjoy coffee when having a catch up with friends, so consider investing in a quality coffee to really impress them and make them feel good in your home. You can find more information on sites like

Put Together a Snack

It could even be a good idea to offer your guests a snack. You don’t need to make a 3 course meal. Simple things like cheese and crackers are a great idea. There are lots of snacks that are easy to throw together. Maybe even make gopher balls for their arrival. It’ll make them feel all the more welcome in your home!

Prep Early If They’re Staying Over


If your guests are staying over, take the time to prep early. Make sure rooms are nice and clean, and that the pillows are comfortable. If the rooms haven’t been used for a while, it might also be a good idea to make them smell good. Candles and room sprays can help!

Make Sure Your Home is Tidy

Clean up your home so guests feel more comfortable. You don’t have to gut out your home, but simply making sure everything is hygienic and there are places to sit is a good idea.

Making guests feel welcome in your home not only makes them feel good, it makes you feel good too. Having the title of great host isn’t always easy to obtain, but with these tips you should find it easier. If you have tips of your own you want to share, feel free to leave a comment. 

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