When guests enter your home, you want them to have a good impression right away. If your home is constructed with a foyer or entrance hall, then it’s worthwhile to dress up that space a little bit. It doesn’t take a lot of effort or expense, but a few small changes can make a huge difference. The following are 4 tips for making your entrance hallway stand out.
1) Create A Gallery Wall
One way to dress up an entry hall is to create a gallery wall with framed photos and artwork. There are many different approaches to arranging pictures, and if you’re not sure how to do it, try a simple grid design. Another approach is to use one large piece as a focal point. To do this, you’ll need to collect pictures and photos of different sizes and arrange them around a large framed photo print or painting. You can also add variety by including textured items like a clock, a wood carving, or a textile wall hanging. The key to designing an attractive gallery wall is to arrive at the perfect balance of variety and cohesion.
2) Increase The Amount Of Light
An entrance hallway is usually a small area, but you can make it feel more spacious by increasing the amount of sunlight. If you have windows in the door or in the hallway itself, make the most of the natural light. In other words, don’t cover the windows with dark curtains or blinds; instead, use white or light-coloured, sheer curtains or install window film that will provide privacy while still letting in the light. To add additional light to a small space, consider a pendant light or a small chandelier, wall sconces, or a tall lamp with a narrow shade.
3) Add Furniture
The right piece of accent furniture, even in a small entrance hallway, can make the décor more appealing. Placing a narrow table against the wall, for example, provides a surface that can hold a vase of fresh flowers. A storage cabinet with doors can also be an elegant and practical piece of furniture. If you have a spacious hallway, consider adding chairs or a bench to make the space more useful. Even one small chair can make an entryway more appealing, as well as giving guests a place to lay their coats or bags. Large hallways can become part of your living space if you furnish them well.
4) Hang A Mirror
Mirrors can do a lot to make a small entryway feel more spacious and welcoming. Hang a large mirror over a table or place a full-length mirror in the of a narrow wall to create the illusion of more generous space. Hanging a mirror without a frame can enhance this effect. Mirrors can also add light to the hallway if they’re positioned so that they reflect sunlight coming through a window. According to the rules of feng shui, mirrors bring positive energy into an entrance hallway, but they should never be placed facing the door.
With these tips in mind, you can redesign your entrance hallway to make it a more inviting space that will create the perfect first impression. Changing small details can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of any hallway.