As soon as you walk in the front door, the first statement about your home is made by your entryway. It is often difficult to determine what can be done within an entryway because of its odd shape or lack of space. Regardless of the space your entryway has, there are some things you can do to make your entryway fit your needs and make a statement for anyone who walks in the door.
When family and friends walk into your home, they need somewhere to put their coats. You don’t want them to have to lay them on a couch or over a chair in another room. If you don’t have the luxury of a front hall closet, you can simply add a coat rack to your entryway. Depending on the size of your space, you can attach hangers to a wall or you could have a free standing coat rack. This will allow your guests to feel welcomed and invited and also keep your home clean and clutter free.
Rug or Mat
In most entryways it is key to have a rug or mat for guests to step on as soon as they walk in your front door. Although it is important to have a durable and water resistant rug, you also want it to make a statement. Find a rug with a bold pattern or colours to make it a statement piece within your entryway. However, make sure that although it looks pretty it can also get the job done of keeping all the mud and dirt out of your home.
Incorporating seating within your entryway is a great idea to allow guests to come in, sit down and take off their shoes or have it there for whatever need. This will ensure your guests feel comfortable and inviting as soon as they walk through your front door. This seating can be done in a variety of different ways including a bench, a stool or a chair. If you choose a bench you can even find one that has some sort of storage solution underneath which would maximize the storage you have in your entryway.
Adding a mirror in your entryway will allow the space to feel open regardless of its size. A mirror serves as the main focal point within your entry way without making it look overdone. If you like making sure you look intact before your leave the house, this will allow you to take one last final look. This mirror can be of any size or shape you feel will work best in the space. Anything will work depending on your personal preference.
In most entryways, there is some type of light fixture within the space. Try adding a dramatic or unique light fixture in your entry way as it will allow for an additional focal point within the space. This is a simple yet inexpensive way to make a statement when guests first walk in your home.
Even though your home might not have the largest entry way, or you don’t know what to do with the space. You can use these five tips to improve or create an entryway that will make a statement for any guest who walks through your front door.
For more tips and tricks, contact The Mitchell Saldanha Real Estate Team today!