Design Tips

Making an Entrance

Whether you have a large foyer or a narrow hallway, use the entryway of your home to make a statement that will set the tone for the rest of the home. The entryway is the first thing guests see (and the first thing you see) so the space should be warm and welcoming!

Today, I’m sharing tips on making a lasting impact with the design while making sure the space is practical for heavy foot traffic.

Go Bold – Create drama with unexpected elements – animal print carpet on the stairway, wallpaper or even a bright paint color.

Light it Up – A large statement lighting fixture creates the illusion of a larger room and will be sure to leave a bright first impression. Here, I wanted the structure of the large stairwell to stand out here so I transformed the large wall space with added wood work, making the entrance simple, yet elegant.

Take a Seat – Take full advantage of the space you have in the foyer by adding a bench or a pair of chairs. This is great for sitting down and putting on shoes, or even the perfect place to “sneak away” from the noise of the rest of the home for a quiet moment.

Drop Zone – depending on the layout of the home and your day-to-day needs, creating extra storage will help combat clutter. Use bins and baskets to hide the mess (shoes, jackets, bags, you name it).

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