An Entry Way That Says Welcome

March 6, 2012 · Posted in Family 

The first thing a visitor to your home will see is the entryway. You want the entry way to be the welcome center for your home; it should be warm and inviting and is your chance to make a good first impression. The greatest tool you have in creating a welcoming atmosphere is the decor you choose for the entryway.

Before decorating your entryway, consider what mood you are trying to achieve; tranquil, folksy/charming/lived in or formal and grand. Everything you use to decorate the entryway will have an effect on the atmosphere of the room.

Whether your entry way is small or large you can make use of all the space to welcome your guests. Even the smallest entry way will have room for a wonderful wicker or cast iron coat and hat stand. If you have a larger entryway, a hall tree storage bench made of rich hardwood is a great place for the family to hang their coat, sit down and take off their muddy over boots. On the way out they can easily lift the storage bench lid to find dry gloves.

If you want to create a tranquil setting to your guests when they arrive, you may want to place an indoor fountain in the entryway. This can sooth your guests and make them feel calm as well.

Lighting is very important in the entryway but it is often times overlooked when decorating. You can complete the sooth warm feel to your entryway by adding the right amount of light. You can use an indirect soft light to achieve a calm mood. If you are displaying artwork in your entryway you will want to have wall sconces or mini sconce lights. If your entryway has a high ceiling then try placing a chandelier in the room. You can even add wall lighting to the ceiling lighting when your ceiling is too tall.

Entryway decor can set the mood of your home. You can highlight your entry way with natural stone flooring with marble, onyx, or granite.

You can’t forget about rugs; you should add an area rug to suit the mood; tranquil, modern, or even quaint. In addition to looking good, rugs can also keep the floors clean.

First impressions are made at the entryway; make them good with area rugs, lighting and decor to suite your personality.

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