May 14, 2012

by English Muse

Hi guys. How are you all? Did you enjoy your weekend?  Today I want to talk about a very personal part of your home- the entrance hall.

Entry way, entrance hall, Foyer… call it what you want, it is the first bit of your home that guests get to see. It tells your guests something about the inhabitants of the home. It welcomes them into your space and gives them hints as to what they can expect. What does yours say about you? Why not put your best foot forward and show the just how creative, amazing, interesting and unique you are. It’s easier than you think.

Make your Entrance hall personal. Display items that have that hold sentimental value to you. Even a few family photographs could be nice. You want it to feel welcoming, not intimidating.

Often the entryway is where bad furniture goes to die. Why not take as much care with this space as you would a lounge or dining room?  One special piece, combined with a few repurposed items can make a great statement.

These spaces are often rather small. Don’t let that intimidate you. There are plenty of lovely pieces available on a smaller scale. And remember to use mirrors- not only is it great for a last once-over before you dash out, but it will also make the space feel larger than it actually is.

Rugs are important. People instinctively only enter as far as the rug stretches. This is natural human behaviour. We hover on the rug waiting to be ushered in. If the rug is tiny, or too close to the door, your guests will feel cramped and bundled when entering. A larger rug, extending past the hall way is best.

Love neutrals, but worry that it will look dull? Why not add fresh cut flowers in coloured glass vases. This will introduce natural shades without overwhelming the small space. And it can easily be changed.

What are your tips for a great entrance hall? 

All pics are from here.

Ciao,

Lelanie

of Beauty and Love

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