First Impressions: Creating A Beautiful Entry
The entryway of your home is the first thing your guests will see. It sets the stage for the rest of your home, making a statement about your style. No matter what size you're working with, you can create a welcoming entryway so that the first impression is the right one.
Even if you don't have a "foyer" as guests enter, you can still make the space your own. Find a small table or desk on which to place keys, sunglasses, and your phone. A small cabinet or bin is great for catching bags or shoes on your way in. Adding a mirror will open up any space. If your space is too small for these items, use a coat rack or low shelf and decorative hooks to store your items.
If you're low on square footage, multipurpose furniture in your entry way will be your best friend. A bookcase can function as a display and drop spot for your home. Look for a great storage piece that you love - this can become your anchor piece, with the rest of the decor following suit. For major impact, find a mirror or use wall art to create a focal point, drawing the eye as soon as you enter your home. Accessorize the space with personal and decorative objects.
Extra space can seem like a luxury, but it can also prove to be a decorating challenge. Finding a good balance between clutter and sparseness is crucial. Too little will make your space appear uninviting. Too much will be distracting and overwhelming. Think on a larger scale. Go big with your storage pieces and decor, using larger items to fill the space. A large space seems to ask for a chandelier. For grand entries that feature a staircase, use the space below to create a seating area.
The foyer is a great place to show off your personality and style. Bring the space to life and your guests will feel right at home.