When designing your dream home, the entryway deserves every bit as much consideration as the other areas. It's the first thing people see when they enter, as well as one of the most traversed spaces in your home. No matter the size of the space, the entryway can and should make you and your guests feel welcome the second you walk in. Incorporate these 3 elements that create a welcoming entryway:
In an entryway, mirrors can do wonders that go far beyond checking your outfit on the way to work. A reflective surface will bounce natural light into the room every time the door opens, also reflecting the sparkle of interior lights at night. Make a creative use of mirror. This mirror should be a decorative element, so consider one with a crafted overlay, fancy frame or pattern.
Give the entryway a solid anchor by placing a good size table or a large mirror on one wall. Especially in tall entryways, small items look lost in the space or end up looking cluttered. Once you have a good foundation, use a few accessories and objects to add style and a personal touch.
Make the area personal with stylish details and well-chosen accessories. Items like decorative pitchers or vases, art pieces, foliage and area rugs will make for a welcoming space.
For more on interior design and tips to create a welcoming entryway, contact Stephanie Kratz Interiors.
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