How to make a great first impression

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

They say eyes are the windows to the soul. Therefore, one might say windows are like the eyes to the home. So that makes your front door the mouth. And just like having a frown on your face creates a bad first impression, an unwelcoming porch makes for a bad first impression for someone entering your home.

Here are my best tips for creating the best possible impression, sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Say “Welcome”

Quite literally, with a welcome mat! Folks want to know you’re open to company.

Put on a coat!

As in, a fresh coat of paint. The front door can pop in red, yellow, white, aqua or even rich black. Don’t be afraid to choose something bold.

Look alive!

The best way to freshen your walkway is with living plants, flowers and a lush lawn. Invest in professional lawn care or get your hands dirty at your local nursery, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Get seasonal.

Put a seasonal wreath on your door to add a festive tone to your home.

Take a number.

Details, details, details. Something as basic as your house numbers can make a huge impact when you replace them with an updated version. Get yourself to your local home improvement store and choose your favorite style!

Look down.

That first impression doesn’t end once you walk inside. Keep the good vibes going with a beautiful new rug underfoot. Tie the inside look to the freshness of the new-and-improved outside with a rug in a style that creates the perfect flow.

Look around.

Is there a bit too much clutter in your foyer? Nothing ruins that killer first impression faster than a bunch of extra junk once you step inside. Hide it all away with some new storage. You know where to find it…

Giving your guests a great first impression is easier than you think. Just a few simple steps and before you know it folks will be knocking on your door asking you how you did it!


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