Set the scene
Make sure kitchen islands and benches are tidy, clean and clear from clutter, and do the same for the dining table, even if it means having a storage box to sort through later.
Clean as you go
In the kitchen, try and have the washing up done and the kitchen as immaculate as can be with just those items you are using for the cooking of your lunch/dinner. Butlers pantries are a perfect “room” to hide away unsightly items and to de-clutter, especially when unexpected visitors drop in.
Bright, freshly cut flowers are always a beautiful addition to a home and an instant mood pleaser.
You can never have enough cushions! Make sure they are feather filled and that they are nicely plump — velvets, plaids, felts and linen are all gorgeous fabrics for decorative cushions — prints and patterns combine to dress up or down your chosen living area, they create mood and bring in added texture and warmth.continue reading