As the entryway of your house is the first interior space that guests see, it is rather crucial to pay special attention to it. Even though most of your home improvement budget might go to new living room sofas or garden features, we still recommend that you use some creativity (and money) in ensuring that your entryway becomes a noticeable space.
But even though that entryway might be small (usually), we still have some decadent choices when it comes to styling it up – not only to greet your guests in a sophisticated manner, but also to ensure an aesthetically pleasing space for yourself. Besides, why would you feel the need to neglect any of your interior layouts?
Thus, let’s take a look at 12 examples of how your entryway can become much more fabulous and striking.
No need to think that spicing up your entryway needs to be difficult or expensive. Just look to our first example for inspiration: a simple console table, a handful of décor items, and some wallpaper to make up a focal wall.
For entryways that are sumptuously spacious, we recommend placing furniture- and décor items that balance each other to avoid a too-clean look (yes, there is such a thing), like these two matching timber tables across from each other.
We just love how each and every surface in this example grabs attention without making the entrance hall seem too busy or cluttered. A chequered floor, vibrant colours for the door and cupboards, eye-catching lighting fixtures, and wallpaper that add even more pattern.
Notice the subtle contrast achieved by combining a spherical light with a linear design, seen in everything from the staircase to the credenza to the wooden floorboards.
An entryway can be the perfect spot to show off your collection of keepsakes gathered from your travels (like wicker baskets, nautical-inspired elements, or even African-themed décor pieces).
Just be sure not to go overboard with a cluttered space.
For some Scandinavian flavour, we recommend soft tones, lots of timber surfaces, an abundance of natural light, and a touch of pattern.
See how this subtly designed entryway above achieved it.
Another way to distance your entryway from an open-plan area (visually, at least) is by painting it in a completely different colour from the adjoining space, as shown above.
Walls take up too much space; rather opt for other means of room dividers, like an open bookcase. This is such an easy way to separate your entryway from the living room, for example, without making either of the two rooms seem smaller.
Faced with a rather narrow entrance hall? Let those walls welcome your guests in style by flaunting some exquisite wall art.
Opt for one focal piece in your entryway, whether it’s a beautiful painting, a striking rug, or even the railing of the staircase, as shown in our example above.
Nature has truly blessed us with an abundance of choices when it comes to décor and furniture. So, rely on Mother Nature to play the part of interior designer, and pick out raw materials (like wood, stone, brick, etc.) and lush plants to style up your entryway.
Don’t forget to include lots of natural lighting.
That entryway might be a transitioning space between exteriors and the next room, but that doesn’t mean it has to look dull. This wallpaper, along with the potted plants and contemporary furniture pieces, is a fantastic example of how to transform that small and fleeting space into a memorable layout.
Now that’s how you greet guests in style!
You might want to check out these: 15 spectacular wallpaper designs to transform your home.