First impressions are a big deal whatever the situation might be. A job interview, first day, new school and even the first time someone visits your home. So you want to make sure it’s right. Your entryway is extremely easy to overlook as it’s somewhere you pass through each day – when did you last register what it might look like to an outsider? If you do register it, do you forget how you felt the instant you get through your door and are faced with your home life?
But if the time has come where you can ignore it no longer and you are looking to revamp your home, you can do so more easily than you might think. It doesn’t have to break the bank or take up too much of your precious time either. Just take a look at our top tips to find out how you can spruce up your space to make it more welcoming for guests – and yourself!
Light up your life
Nothing will make your home seem more inviting than a bright and warm entryway so let light be your friend. Give your windows a clean to make them as clear as possible and also consider the doors you have. Dark and heavy wooden ones can look stylish in certain homes but have you considered internal glazed doors? The glass panes allow light to pass through which will bring a natural glow to your hallway, giving it an instant lift. They even help on a very grey day! Fortunately, they are available in a whole host of styles too so you will be able to get one in a style to suit your house with ease. Light has become a feature of interior design lovers the world over and is now a real feature to cherish so bring a little more to your home with doors that allow it to circulate with ease.
Yes, dark grey or heavily patterned walls might have been ridiculously stylish when you decorated, and they might still look good in certain ways. But is it dragging down your entryway? These spaces struggle with light at the best of times so having wall coverings, carpets/floorings and even woodwork that darkens it further is not ideal. Why not think about changing some of the colours you have used to brighten it up? If you still love your wallpaper, what about repainting your door frames and skirting boards to something much lighter? This can change the look and feel with minimal effort.
Pot some plants
There are a few things which bring true warmth; the sunshine pouring in, the sounds of happy residents and perhaps a dog wagging its tail. One other thing that helps is plant life. This can change a space from dry and uninviting to one that looks much more homely – they are living organisms after all! So have a few plants near to the entrance of your house to make guests feel they are in a welcoming environment.
Take a bit of time to turn your entrance way from gloomy to gorgeous with these easy steps and you won’t regret it!