An entryway is like the prologue of a book or the trailer of a movie. It offers you a glimpse of what lies behind. With both, the first few minutes would let you know just how good or awful the plot would be.
Similarly, when guests take a step into your entryway, they also get a chance to see what colors you like, your style choices, and your attention to detail. As one of the first places people see when they enter your home, your entryway deserves a lot of attention.
Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a stylish look. With these simple tips, you can transform your entryway into an attractive space that offers a glimpse into the design of the rest of your home.
- Provide a place to sit
Add a seating area so guests can sit while they take off their shoes before stepping into the home. A bench, folding stools, or a chair with a throw or a few small pillows can lend a cozy feel to your space.
- Add a rug
A rug is a perfect accessory to add texture and definition to your entryway. While a rug in a beautiful pattern, made of quality materials would add a certain aesthetic to the area, rugs are equally functional.
The entryway sees a lot of traffic so having quality ones can be useful in picking up the dirt that is tracked in. It helps to get a nice flat one that can be thrown into the washing machine easily.
- Brighten up your space
As mentioned earlier, an entryway sets the tone for the rest of the home. Thus, it wouldn’t do for guests to have to feel their way through. Proper lighting is necessary to achieve a bright and airy look in the entry of your home.
A pair of sconces or ceiling light fixtures should do the trick. Avoid harsh lighting as it would only ruin your efforts.
- Keep it functional
You want your guests to feel welcome the moment they step into your home and making your entryway functional is a step in the right direction. Install a coat rack or some hooks in the wall and make room for guests to hang up their coats or scarves when they come over.
Depending on how much space you have, a sideboard or dresser would with a stylish bowl make a good spot for purses and other small items like mail and keys.
- Get creative
It’s your home so let your entryway reflect your personality and style. A mirror would make a beautiful addition. Not only does it allow people who are going in and out to check their face and hair, but it also helps to brighten up your space.
A painting or small vintage pieces on the dresser could also help elevate the look of your entryway. The key is to give the space a homey and inviting look without making it look cramped and stuffy.
Small or large, the size of your entryway doesn’t matter. Follow these tips to create a stylish space that’ll make guests feel welcome as they step into your home.