6 Design Ideas to Upgrade Your Entryway
When you think about it, your entryway offers the first impression of your home. Sure, guests form an opinion based on the exterior, but the weeds growing through the cracks in your driveway will be forgotten about once they walk through the door. Well, at least they will be, if your entryway provides a stylish welcoming to your home. Of course, if you are like many others, you are looking at your entryway and saying, "What in the world am I supposed to do with such a small space?" These tips should provide all the inspiration you need.
- Painting Fun - Painting an accent wall is always an easy option, but why not get a little more creative? As long as the entryway is a little closed off from the next room, you could just paint the bottom half of the space a bold color and leave white on top. You could also paint stripes or a chevron pattern, or add a little detail with a stencil.
- Oversized Mirror - An extra-large mirror will make the entryway feel spacious. If it's tall enough to stand on the floor, you could also place a side table in front with a vase of fresh cut flowers. The color of the flowers will really pop in front of the mirror. You don't want to do this, if your entryway gets a lot of direct sun though. Walking through the door and being blinded by the sun's rays bouncing off the mirror is never pleasant.
- Real Flame Fireplaces - What would your first impression be if you entered a house where you were greeted by a warm inviting fire? Real flame fireplaces that burn bio ethanol don't create smoke or release toxins into the air. A wall-mounted variety would be perfect. Just light it before guests arrive.
- Gallery Wall - Do you have a lot of photos that are nice enough to be postcards? Have them printed in a variety of sizes, and then frame and mount them on the wall.
- Wallpaper - Wallpaper has really made a comeback in recent years. You can find a variety of exciting patterns. You may even want to go with wallpaper that creates a brick-looking wall. This will be perfect behind your real flame fireplace.
- Create a Strong Theme - Have you played it safe with the décor in the rest of your home? This is the ideal space to have fun with a theme, such as safari, Asian, Mediterranean, or romantic. Alternately, you could just go with some bold colors that won't complement the rest of your home.