Our homes are usually our most expensive purchase, and our greatest asset. When visitors arrive, first impressions can be important. The entryway is central to this, as it’s the transition space from outdoors to indoors. Fortunately, there’s lots of ways to enhance the look and the experience for everyone.
This article will now provide some helpful tips.
Some people add a window to the front door, to let in light to the entryway. The door needs to look stylish, yet be resilient to the outside elements. A good example of sucha a combo are oak doors which are often made of solid wood, and can come in traditional designs for homes and cottages. They make perfect fire doors, with the option of being glazed and being made with different levers and hinges. Anyone unable to afford a new door could simply apply a fresh coat of paint. They could also repaint the trim around the doors and windows. There’s also the option to spruce up the fascias, porch railings and other areas, as they all serve to frame the entrance area.
Mats can be purchased for both indoors and outdoors. Generally, entryway floors are covered with tiles or linoleum. To protect this from dirt and mud, a rug might be a good purchase. Add a bench if there is space, so people can sit down while they take their shoes and boots off.
People frequently choose paintings or photographs to add a homely feel. Consider moving any existing pictures around, or put up brand new ones. Clustered frames are great for showing memories of the family members. Having multiple mirrors can generate a great look, and make the space appear bigger. Coat and clothes hooks on the walls can look stylish and be highly practical and space saving. Putting a clock on the wall will help everyone be prompt when going out. Some people use entryways to display their hobbies and collections. There could be wall racks containing craft items, unicorns, or anything else!
It’s also worth looking at the colour scheme in the nearby rooms. If the entryway is painted in a different style or colour, perhaps this should be changed to create a uniform look with the rest of the house. People may be coming in from the dark, so it’s great to have brighter wall colours here. Flowers and plants will add fresh colour to the whole area.
Lighting and storage
For a fresh look, why not change the ceiling lights? Chandeliers might look really classy, but won’t suit a more humble home. Table lamps might also fill a space by the door, and provide some extra light. If the entryway is full of junk, it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the house. Use tasteful storage items such as woven baskets, or boxes. Shoes will need to be placed on a rack or stored safely. There could even be a container for trash so it’s not just left on the floor. It’s encouraging to see how a few simple changes can transform an entryway. One doesn’t have to break the bank in the process. With a little work, everyone will benefit from the makeover, and treasure the house a little more.