Quick Tips To Declutter Your Home When Your Unexpected Guests Are 30mins Away

So after a busy week, all you were looking forward to was a lazy Sunday morning without getting interrupted by anything or anybody. But not everything goes as planned, right?  As you struggle to get out of bed, the phone rings and it brings both good and bad news for you. Your dearest cousin is in town. His conference postpones by a couple of hours and hence he decides to pay a visit to you and now he is some 15 minutes from your home! You are exhilarated to meet him, but your home is in a complete mess! What would you do?

Much of the happiness on having sudden and unexpected guests over is marred only because your humble abode is not “visitor ready”. In a country which believes in the popular Sanskrit phrase “Atithi Devo Bhava”, it is essential that we have some home décor and declutter tips up our sleeves to rescue us in our hour of need. Mobel and team is here to show you how to make your home more warm and welcoming in minutes. Let’s get the ball rolling, shall we?  

Declutter the Entrance/Porch

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Create a beautiful and welcoming entrance to any home by decluttering the main entrance. Remember the quote, “First impression is the last impression”? Well, the entrance is the first place where a visitor or guests step foot into, so it is essential to set the tone of your space at the very onset. Clean the entrance. If there are any slippers lying scattered, clear them. If there are stray and dried leaves near the entrance, clean it and arrange two chairs outside the main door. This will instantly beautify the porch and make it more welcoming.

 

Quick Fix Your Living Room

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Living room is ideally the first room guests will walk into once they enter your house. So, waste no time and delegate some of the tasks to your siblings, children, spouse or roommate, whoever you share your house with. Get rid of the old & worn out newspapers and magazines, broken items, towels and extra items of clothing tossed on your couch. Shove them away in the storage spaces. Next draw the curtains, straighten the carpet, fluff pillows, arrange the furniture and your living room is all set to welcome your guests.

 Make Your Room Smell Good

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Air fresheners, incense candles or sticks do a great job in giving your home a lovely fresh fragrance.

Clean the Washrooms

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Make sure that the washrooms sparkle. Give the wash basin and commode a quick scrub!  Splash a generous amount of toilet cleaner into the pot, remove used clothes and put them in the laundry bag and don’t forget to put fresh towels for your guests to use. Finally, show off your taste by displaying your toiletries neatly on the shelves.

 Get the Guest Room Ready

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Declutter the guest room by stacking away toys, books or any items which are not required in the room. Add a fresh bedspread to the bed, switch on the bed lamps and liven up your guest room.

 Dress like the Perfect Host

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All this running around and tedious activity will surely make you sweaty. Yet, as the host, you need to look your best before your guests ring the doorbell. Take a quick shower, spray a nice perfume, brush your hair and put a bright smile on your face and you are all set to welcome your unexpected guest.

Give That Wall Above The Sofa A Stylish Boost

In a Living Room, the sofa set is most likely the focal point. That inevitably also brings the wall above the couch into attention. Now Decorating an entire wall can be a daunting task, but with a few creative ideas we can boost that wall and bring it to life.

Think Big, Hang Big: Choose a single piece of art which is gigantic in size. Make sure when you hang it on the wall, the bottom edge of the frame is around8-10inches above the sofa. Choose from a wide range of images and works of art. And, stop not till you have that perfect piece of art up on your wall.

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Magic of Three: If you like a more theatrical color palette, mix in a bold art with a red or black hue to give your wall a dramatic look. Display a series of 3 piece art work. It is a great way to bid farewell to that dull empty wall.

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A Wall For Books: Are you a Bibliophile? You’ll agree when I say that there is no better sight than that of an wall covered with books. Mark the central area and place your couch right in front of a well-stocked bookshelf. Get hold of a cuppa and a good book and make yourself comfortable on that couch.

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Gallery Wall: An idea which is rapidly gaining popularity is the gallery wall. They are perfect to create a collage of various art works,photographs,wall hangings and mirrors in frames of different sizes. There are no set patterns to it’s alignment. Mix, match and watch the uneven display enjoy the limelight.

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Decorated Mantel: Gone are the days when mantels were meant only for over the fireplace. For a unique living room focal point, secure a mantel just above your sofa and decorate it with candles and small plants.

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