The “art of welcoming” your guests into your home
The “curb appeal” of your house
How people view the front entrance of your property speaks volumes about who you are and creates a particular statement about yourself. Viewing it as merely a physical structure without any warmth would no doubt be cold and uninviting.
However, utilizing your time and imaginative creativity to transform your house into a home can instill a sentiment of hospitality, creating the feeling of being an invited guest, rather than merely a visitor passing through.
“Accenting” your entrance with a country flair
Selecting a farmhouse or country French style entry door with beveled or stained glass can really help add a warm and unique feel to your home. Both give the aura of a bygone era revisited, creating a pastoral countryside feeling.
You also can take time to decorate your entryway with anything country and classy that you can find. That way, right when people walk into your home, they will be able to feel its country charm.
To complete the front entry door, you can use genuine aged or reproduction hardware. Provide a finished look with the use of hanging wrought-iron lanterns. That way, you can add a new lighting to your home that your friends may have never seen before.
Also, to embellish this country charm setting, display a floral wreath on your entry door to express a warm welcome to visitors and guests. If you have the experience and skills, you could even make your own wreath or just find cute country signs to hang outside your door to really help set the theme before you even walk into the house.
Follow the “country” brick road
Installing stone or brick flooring or applying it decoratively on walls creates a “permanent solid feel” and after many centuries of time gone by, your house displays a more weathered rustic atmosphere.
This can really help add a fun, almost vintage theme to your home. This will definitely be something that everyone will be sure to love.
“Enticing” your guests to stay and enjoy your home
Fireplaces and wood stoves are both ideal for warmth and are alluring, giving a certain ambiance to any room. By Googling something like “wood stoves Woodinville,” you can get different ideas of many styles, whether it’s for coal, gas, pellet or wood use.
When it comes to things like this, make sure that you take time to do your research so that you can find the best possible option for you. Finding the best possible stove or fireplace for you can be a lot of work, but it will definitely be well worth it when those cold winter months come along.
Also, a solarium, garden, or veranda furnished with a classic cottage wicker furniture collection that’s accessorized with “French country toile” themed upholstery and pillows defines “country living.” This can really help make your yard feel comfortable and friendly. It is definitely well worth the expense.
Using cold metal to “create warmth”
Hanging old vintage copper pots from a ceiling rack or displaying cast-iron cookware on an antique baker’s pie rack not only provides functionality but also delivers a rustic appearance that is characteristic of “country charm.”
Your house is one of the most rewarding investments you will make in your lifetime in which you, your family, and friends will enjoy for a long time. Make your house homey. Be creative by adorning it with country charm. Your home is where art meets architecture, and accentuates the lifestyle of living a “charmed country life.”
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