How to Make Your Home Welcoming and Appealing to Guests

Making your home welcoming and appealing to guests can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. There are a few key things you can do as a foundation to make sure your home is always welcoming for visitors – and always makes a memorable impact.


Sometimes it’s easy to get so focused on going above and beyond, we overlook the very basics of making sure our home is simply clean. Living in a home can veil things like soap buildup around sink edges and faucets, drips down the cabinetry, dust on baseboards, and fingerprints on doors and outlets. These things collectively make our home look and feel dirty, which is an instant turnoff for guests. Do a once-over of your home before guests arrive, and make sure to clean all surfaces – especially high-touch areas. Your home will look and feel more polished, and you’ll be able to greet guests with confidence!


When it comes to your home, this question can go either way. The preferable way is that the fragrance of your home is delightfully intoxicating and your guests are enchanted. If you’ve ever been in a home like this, you know what we’re talking about. But how do people get their homes to smell so captivating? There are a few ways, but one of the most popular is to use scented wax warmers. You can find a variety of them at and then it’s as simple as choosing a scent type that you love and letting it melt into being your home’s signature fragrance. Not only will your home smell incredible, but using a wax warmer also creates a warm and inviting ambiance without the dangers of open-flamed candles.

Keeping Busy

When guests walk into your home, one of the first things they’ll want to do is spend time with you. After catching up a bit, your guests – depending on the length of their visit – may get a little bored. Finding things that you can do to connect and enjoy their visiting time will go a long way to making their visit with you among the most fun. You don’t have to hire clowns and a juggler, but do consider having some laughter-provoking games on hand, or perhaps do something unique like having some baked sugar cookies on hand to decorate cookies in a current theme. Showing your guests a great time is something they’ll never forget, and they’ll surely be excited to come back again soon!

Sure, you can go the route of hotel level hospitality perks, because who doesn’t like to be showered in luxury surprises to make the trip more enjoyable? Just remember that you don’t have to go all out if you just focus on these three things that will have your guests eager to come by frequently!

About the author:

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being outdoors and researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.

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