You should pay just as much attention to the décor and vibe of the entryway of your home as you do the other areas. So, let’s explore some attractive and aesthetically pleasing ideas.
First Things First
From the moment you cross the threshold of your home, a well-decorated and aesthetically pleasing entryway sets the tone for what is inside. So, do not overlook the importance of creating an attractive entranceway.
Indeed, if you have a drive leading to your front door, you should also make that as aesthetically appealing as your entryway, as that is the first area of your property that you and others will first encounter.
Therefore, consider adding plants and colorful flowers to the sides of your drive. You might also like to include features such as gnomes, sculptures, and water features, depending on how much room is available. Also, consider installing a dual gate opener to make accessing your home easier and more secure. Now, let’s move on to the entryway itself.
Add Mirrors to Brighten Your Entryway and Make it Feel Larger
Mirrors can work wonders for your entryway. Strategically placing a large mirror in your entrance hallway gives off an illusion of added space. It also reflects light and adds brightness to dark corners. For example, placing a decorative vintage mirror against a pale wall can instantly make a dull area feel more spacious and energizing.
However, you should not hang a mirror in your entryway that is facing the front door because, from a feng shui point of view, the chi energy will bounce off the mirror and go back outside every time the door is opened.
Choose the Right Color Scheme
Color schemes play an essential role in creating first impressions for guests entering your home. Choosing the right color scheme is about considering your personal taste and finding harmony between different hues.
Soft pastels on walls with darker accents or bold contrasts like charcoal grey accented with pops of vibrant yellow could work well. Also, consider consistency. Your chosen color scheme should go with the rest of your home’s interior design.
Find the Right Furniture and Hallway Runner
If your entryway has room, consider adding items of furniture to it, such as a slim table, a hat stand, or a grandfather clock. Make sure that the items match in style and aesthetics and that they go well with your chosen color scheme.
You should also consider adding a hallway runner to the space, to add warmth and comfort underfoot while also enhancing visual attraction. Again, ensure the design and color of the runner you purchase go well with the color scheme and the other items in your entryway.
Install New Lighting
When it comes to setting the right mood, lighting plays an indispensable role. A well-lit entryway exudes an inviting atmosphere that instantly puts you at ease. So, consider installing new lighting.
There is a plethora of different types of lights to choose from, from chandeliers to spotlights. Therefore, spend some time looking at different lighting options to find the best lights for your specific space.
Also, it could be a good idea to experiment with different layers of lighting. For instance, you could mix overhead lights, table lamps, or even candles to create an attractive, ambient, and inviting entryway.
While you should install appropriate and stylish artificial lighting, try to also make use of natural light in your entryway. When sunlight pours into space, according to feng shui principles, it cleanses the energy.
Place Plants in Your Entryway
Indoor plants can add life and vitality to your entryway. For example, a Chinese money plant could become a focal point or a cluster of small succulents could create visual interest.
Look at the different types of plants that are available to find the right choice for your entryway. Make sure you consider the size, style, and color of plants before buying.
Also, choose plant pots that complement your décor. Ceramic glazed pots are ideal for a modern and sleek look while rustic rattan baskets create a more casual vibe.
Furthermore, you should pay attention to feng shui principles. Plants with pointy leaves are considered to be uninviting to positive energy flow, so stick to plants with round leaves.
Hang Wall Art
Stylish wall art, hangings, or vintage posters can speak volumes about your personal aesthetic. So, hang some wall art that showcases your taste and works well with your color scheme and décor. Also, it is best to not crowd a wall by hanging wall art that fills up the entire wall, as entryways are small and a large artwork could make an entryway feel even smaller.