I love the entry of my home, I also loved the entry of my last home. The entry is the first part of the interior of your home that your visitors will see, therefore it is an important place to make feel warm and welcoming. I’d like to share a few of my tips on how to create a warm welcome.
My Top Tips To Styling An Entry.
Add Colour or a Focus to the Wall.
This can be in the form of wallpaper, or a beautiful colour. We originally had quite light walls in our entry way and it did nothing for creating a warm and welcoming feeling, adding a little depth to the colour totally changed the whole space, contrary to our belief it even made the space look much bigger. Can you see how we also added the same colour to the back wall in the distanct? This means that the overall space has a feeling of connecting, it also draws the eye through the space as you begin to move into the home.
Add a Rug.
Adding a rug will depend on the shape and size of your space. Sometimes a round rug will be your best option, other times a long thin rug like the one we’ve used will work best. This is a great place to add some texture to the entry, we have used a jute rug, not only does it give some texture, it feels great underfoot.
Add Artwork or Mirrors.
This whole process for me is about layering. Giving the eye plenty to see without crowding the space is the trick. Not always an easy balance to find. Adding artwork or mirrors is a great way to draw the eye up the wall, and when you have high ceilings like ours, you want to draw the eye up to take in the whole space. Here we have used an antique mirror and a beautiful tapestry that I inherited from my Step Mother, both have intricate detail.
Add a Console Table.
Again depending on the size of your space, you will use different shapes and sizes to maximise the potential of the space without overcrowding it. If you had a short entry, you could use a small round table or even a plant stand to give the same effect. It’s really all about using your own space well.
Decorate Your Console.
I have spoken before about how to create a vignette, here is the perfect place to do so. Try adding some family photos to give the visitor a real sense of who you are before they come all the way into your space. Here I have used a mix of vintage and new items to reflect the personality of our home.
This does not necessarily need to be in the form of a lamp, candles work just as well. Lighting the space gives it instant warmth. Consider the lighting used also within your existing lights, choose light bulbs that provide warm light not cool light.
Your entry like all other spaces in you home, should reflect who you are. Have a little fun with it, but most of all relax, if something doesn’t work, it can always be changed.
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