The Art of Hosting - Minnesota Homebuyer's Connection

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The Art of Hosting

Interested in hosting an event? There are small things that can be done to bring warmth and an inviting ambiance to your home, let's review them!

How to create a welcoming space for hosting!

Creating a warm and stylish living space is key to hosting and entertaining guests. By combining functionality, aesthetics, and(alt="hosting2-scaled.jpg") personal touches it can create a great space. You can curate an inviting environment that reflects your unique style and makes your guests feel at home. In this blog we will explore the art of hosting and provide practical tips on how to create a welcoming and stylish living space. These tips are supported by credible sources, ensuring the reliability of the information provided.

The layout of your living space plays a significant role in creating a welcoming atmosphere. Just by arranging furniture in a way that encourages conversation and facilitates easy movement. You would maybe want to keep in mind the arrangement of seating. Therefore, people can still interact with each other, though keeping in mind space for easy navigation.

The lighting sets the mood and would enhance the ambiance of your living space. You can work with a few different lighting sources, including overhead fixtures, table lamps, and floor lamps, to create layered lighting. It is nice to have dimming switches in your living room space. This can help adjust the brightness level to suit different occasions.

Investing in comfortable furniture will ensure your guests are comfortable and relaxed! You can have a few options in one area! Consider a mix of a sofa, armchairs, and ottomans that provide ample seating without overcrowding the space. Having high-quality upholstery and cushions to enhance comfort and durability.

(alt="hosting3-scaled.jpg")Incorporate personal touches and unique decor items that reflect your personality and style. Having artwork on display and family photos and any cherished mementos will create a sense of warmth and personal connection. Also, when you have shelves or nooks you can place these particular items in them will help fill the space and put a moment together. A nook may include a chair and bookshelf to make a reading corner. When adding a cozy blanket, rug and soft lighting it can further enhance the inviting ambiance you have already established.

The art of hosting extends beyond the food and beverages you serve. Creating a welcoming and stylish living space is essential to ensure your guests feel comfortable and enjoy their time in your home. By considering your layout, paying attention to lighting, providing comfortable seating, adding personal touches, selecting a suitable color palette, and creating cozy nooks, you can create a warm and inviting environment for hosting memorable gatherings.  Embrace your unique style and preferences to curate a living space that reflects your personality and makes your guests feel truly welcomed.

Matteucci, Jeannine. “Living Room Layouts and Ideas.” HGTV, Accessed 21 June 2023.

Minnesota Homebuyer’s connection (2022) Minnesota Homebuyer’s Connection. Available at: (Accessed: March 24, 2023).

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