It doesn’t matter whether you have just bought a new place or you’re living in the house your mom used to live in and her mom before that, you want to fall in love with your home. You want to fall in love and you want to fall hard, and that starts with the moment you set eyes on it each day. What could be more soul-stirring and heart-warming than pulling up on your driveway after a long, stressful day at work, stepping out of the car, looking up at your house and falling in love all over again? Just like you did yesterday and just as you will tomorrow. The answer is nothing. The question, however, is how can you have the kind of relationship with your home that Dorothy has with Jerry Maguire, that “you had me at hello,” kind of relationship?

Well, here are our top home decorating tips and tricks for how you can fall in love with your home from now until forever.

4 Home Decorating Tips for Home LOVE!

4 Home Decorating Tips for Home LOVE!

Create A Focal Point 

The focal point of a home is the front door. This is your home’s equivalent of a smile, which is why you need to make sure it has the most glorious pearly whites around. However, it isn’t enough to just give your front door a new lick of paint or a fresh coat of stain. Instead, the ultimate way to fall head over heels in to bring in the house painters and give your entire home a good old sprucing up. Just make sure you keep it neutral because it is your door is going to give you the wow factor. Something like a sunny yellow, hot pink or bright red should do the trick.

Frame Your Doorway With Planters

If you’re after a truly idyllic feeling when you get home each evening, then just close your eyes and imagine being greeted by some stone planters bursting to life with flowers that match the color of your door. That is how to get a pinch of stunning curb appeal. It could even be that you create a path to your front door with planters of varying sizes, starting small and building up, each one welcoming you with an array of beauty. It is designing excitement as you walk up to your home and believe me it is infectious.

Why Not Welcome Yourself Home

Anyone with any experience in life will know it is the little things that make the biggest difference. It is being brought a cup of tea when you’re feeling blue. It is having a spa day once in a while. It is over-indulging on chocolate after a breakup. And it is coming home to a ‘Welcome’ mat after a rough day in the office. It can be in any typography, font or style you like, so long as it says the word ‘welcome’ it will bring a little smile to your face. It’s the little simple things that make a big difference.

Create A Porch

Not all houses allow it, but if yours has the space to do so, then why not create a porch that you will want to hang around in for a little while. All you need to do is add a bench to one side, or a couple of outdoor rocking chairs or even a bistro set and you have everything you need to sit back for a second, compose yourself, say hi to the neighbors and enjoy your home. Add a couple of comfy cushions and a throw and you are set to make a beverage on the porch an everyday habit.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.