Make summer guests feel welcome

During the warmer months of the year, it’s that much more likely for friends and loved ones to visit and even drop by unexpectedly. Whether you are planning on hosting somebody for a day, a week, or more, or you regularly entertain guests, it’s important to make sure that your home is an inviting space.

Making your guests feel at home, no matter how close your relationship might be, is all about creating the right atmosphere. Fortunately, in summer this is easier than ever thanks to the extra natural light and the overall positive boost that this season brings. Of course, there are a few more steps that you can take to ensure that your home setting is just right.

Firstly, if you are like most people, you feel quite embarrassed when somebody drops by and your home is a mess. This is why it’s so important to make sure that you maintain some sort of order even when you’re tired or busy. Instead of leaving cups and plates all over the house, at least set them in the sink or dishwasher. A regular cleaning schedule is also a good idea and, if you usually entertain guests on a weekend, then you might want to set aside some time on Thursday or Friday to make sure that your home is clean.

Another good tip to remember is to make communal rooms warm and welcoming with flowers. Communal rooms include your kitchen, living room, and even your bathroom. Choose the right fresh flowers or even a potted plant to bring life to any room and add that personal touch.

If you like, you can place regular flower orders to ensure that you always have fresh displays. Alternatively, if you are looking for a more cost-effective option, you could opt for high-quality silk flowers instead. Choose some beautiful bright colours for summer and enjoy them without having to worry about them wilting. Remember, summer is a warmer, brighter season. This is why it’s important to choose flowers that reflect this time of year. Once summer ends, it’s time to approach autumn colours and then on to winter and festive displays before spring returns.