Your entryway is the first thing that guests will see. Make sure it exudes a warm welcome and that you make a lasting good impression with it. Here are a few pointers on how to spruce up your foyer with elegance.
More often than not, entryways are narrow and small. What you want to do is make it more inviting by adding more light and expanding space. A simple trick to this is placing mirrors on areas where light hits. The reflective surface of mirrors scatters light and instantly opens up space. Another thing that you can do to introduce space into your receiving area is to lay down a runner carpet.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Expecting visitors at night? Leave it to your entryway lighting to set the night’s mood for your guests. Ditch boring lamps and up the drama with quaint light fixtures. Chandeliers and a few dimly-lit sconces throw in a sense of sophistication.
A TOUCH OF PERSONALITY
Your color and decor options reflect your personality. Treat your entryway as a little canvas in which you are free to throw in any pattern, any color of your choosing. Just keep in mind that elegance results from balanced portions of elements.
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FRESH FLORAL FACTOR
Flowers are a nice touch to naturally warm up and soften any room. If weekly fresh blooms are too pricey to maintain, opt for well-made artificial ones.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Ornaments and the right kind of trinkets add more punch and impact. Have your entryway greet guests with an eye-catcher, putting up a wall display or a gallery of art pieces. The best alternative is to establish a focal point with a centerpiece. An entryway centerpiece gives your guests an idea of what more to expect to see in other parts of the house.
When put together, small decorative pieces tend to crowd spaces. Remember the Cantaloupe rule: items smaller than a Cantaloupe only produces clutter.