Narbonne Avenue Clapham:  Windows  by Bolans Architects

13 things observant people WILL notice in your home

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Do you ever stop to think about what guests in your home are noticing most? Would that change how you decorate or present your space?

We pondered this issue and think we have come up with the top thirteen things that keen eyes will pick up on. From a well-stocked bathroom through to personal touches that an interior designer would never be able to select for you, we're going to let you in on all those touches that eagle-eyed visitors notice.

Prepare to be surprised!

1. Your façade. Does it have an attractive front door that gives a great first impression?

2. The layout of your rooms. A lot of people will naturally think about how they would organise the space

3. If you have the sofa against a wall. This is quickly going out of fashion and is instantly noticeable

Schoolmasters:  Living room by build different

4. If you have fresh flowers dotted around to create a fresh aesthetic

Hand-drawn Flowers:  Dining room by Pixers
Pixers

Hand-drawn Flowers

Pixers

5. How many cushions you have on your sofa. The more, the better!

Decorative Animal Cushions and Wallpaper:  Household by Helen Gordon

6. If you have any dusty clutter on your mantle or shelves. Grab a duster!

7. How you have organised your bookshelves. Are you a colour-coded or alphabetical person?

8. Heritage touches, such as original fireplaces and wood panelling. Show them off if you have them!

Midcentury Modern Lounge Diner:  Living room by JMdesign

9. How your home smells. You might have become 'nose blind' to your home's aroma, but some scented candles will fix that!

Bimala brass lanterns:  Household by Decorum

10. If your curtains are the right length. Curtains should reach the floor, to give a high end feel

Madhuri Print collection AW14:  Windows & doors  by Designers Guild

11. How well stocked your bathroom is. Nobody wants to have to ask for toilet roll, soap or towels

12. How matchy-matchy your décor is. A theme is one thing, but add some contrast

Vipp kitchen:  Kitchen by Vipp

13. All the personal touches that make a house a home. Artwork and family pictures will always draw attention.

Life is a journey old world map vintage art print:  Artwork by Always Sparkle

For more visitor-related home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Quick Cleaning Tips To Be Ready For Visitors In Minutes.

Which of these do you notice when visiting?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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