The entryway is the first impression friends and family have of your home, so it’s worth taking a little extra time to create a space that is instantly welcoming to all who visit, as well as making it an area of the home that gives you a little burst of pride to see as you’re coming and going each day. We’ve got a few tips on how to style the entryway to ensure it has a cohesive décor theme that flows well with the rest of your home.
Keeping it Stylish and Simple
Many people opt to keep things fairly simple by just adding a table or narrow buffet in their entryway, which dresses up the space with minimal effort while also giving you a surface to add things like small photos, a bowl for keys and spare change, and perhaps a vase of flowers or a small touch of greenery, along with a little bit of extra storage. With a range of furniture styles available, you can find a console table that’s sure to blend well with your home’s overall style.
If your entryway isn’t overly large, you can still make it look welcoming and create a focal point with recessed shelving to hold a few decorative knick knacks, some indoor plants, or a beautiful vase you can rotate fresh flowers in. This will give an otherwise empty space a stylish look and feel while still keeping it clear for people to enter and exit through.
Creating a Functional Space
One way to add a little more storage and functionality to this part of your home is to include small items like coat hooks on the wall and bench seating with storage underneath it. This will give you an area that can become a catch-all for items used daily, from the basics like coats, hats and scarves to sporting equipment and baby and kids’ items you need to grab as you head out the door. It doesn’t have to look too utilitarian either – there are so many stylish options to include from upholstered benches, an indoor plant in an eye-catching stand and some colourful prints on the wall to dress up the space.
If you have an entryway that’s long and narrow you won’t have a lot of space to add in too many items, but you can still make the space elegant by incorporating a few features as part of the building process. One of the easiest ways to do this is to add colour to the walls. Whether you opt for a subtle paint colour in chic grey or go for pastel hued wall cladding that adds a colour and a soft texture as a beautiful focal point, your entryway will look warm, welcoming and incredibly chic.
There are a range of ways you can dress up your new home’s entryway to create an inviting and stylish space that’s sure to impress everyone who visits your home. From soft colours to unique built-in features that can house statement pieces you’ll be able to create an entryway that will be a beautiful, welcoming space for you, your family, and your friends. For more interior décor ideas visit the Hotondo Homes website today.