The first thing that people would notice as they walk through the front door, the entrance sets the tone for the rest of your house. So don’t underestimate it! Make some serious fun along that little area and explore how it adds meaning and beauty to the whole setting – maybe place a bright red bench front and center, hang a large piece of artwork, or decorate it with personality-packed wallpaper. Go inside and discover different tips to make your entrance alive.
Bring the outdoors in. Pretty wallpaper can provide an important view in the outside directly to the yard by having birds, butterflies and flowers the theme of your art wall. The natural scene illuminates what is outside that carried through the entrance door and entryway.
Presence of dark paint is important. Black paint is like eyeliner – use it to draw attention to a home’s best features, like this light-catching door and classic wainscoting.
Large lamps provide eye-catching views. Place two shapely lamp balances each other along the opposite edge in an entry table, then fill the space between them with interesting objects.
Express out a happy greeting. When you enter the entryway where you can see the ‘welcome’ statement made of vintage metal letters or wood craft words of line cheerfully greet visitors who comes into the house.
Try a workbench instead of a console. Thanks to its lower shelf, this vintage piece has plenty of area to hold plants, baskets, and knickknacks.
Put expressive art up front. Instead of putting striking piece of art for the dining or living room, hang it right inside the entry so visitors know they are in for some enjoyment.
Matching color throughout. A milky white door must spread equally to the colorful furniture – including a matching bench – inside a home.
Group mirrors. A cluster of small mirrors feels more friendly and entertaining than one big one. Matching frames look pulled-together in one setting.
Brighten up space with gleaming accents. Light-bouncing metallic accents, like gold and brass mirror frames and a gold lamp base, pump up this entry’s sunny feel.
Get a little formal. With its pleated skirt and Lucite tray, this entry table would make even loose change and keys look elegant.
Make a chalkboard message center. Jot down reminders or write out a fun quote that you’ll see every time you dash out your door.