What Does Your Entryway Say About You?

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this applies to your home too. The first thing your guests see when they enter your home is your entryway. What does it say about you? I think it should reflect your personality and design style. It should make you smile. Maybe start a conversation. Too much to ask of an entry area? I don’t think so!

 {This sophisticated entry uses a simple and classic color palette and furnishings to welcome guests. By  DC Design House .}

{This sophisticated entry uses a simple and classic color palette and furnishings to welcome guests. By DC Design House.}

Here are some inspiring entryways and a few things to consider if you are revamping yours.

  • Color – select a color that conveys the mood you’d like folks to feel when they enter your home. Calm & peaceful = soft tans, greys or maybe greens. Energized and happy = reds, bold blues or oranges. Consider what works with the rest of your home, but make a statement if you are daring enough! Color can be brought in via furnishings and rugs, so if your walls are best neutral, consider adding color in smaller ways to make your statement.
  • Door – paint the interior of your door a “wow” color or add a special stained glass. Don’t miss the chance to make it special.
  • Function – do you need a spot for coats, books, keys and mail? A spot to sit and get ready to head out? A mirror for a last minute check before going out into the world? Consider your needs before making any purchases. Form and function can live happily in your entryway.
  • Lighting - you need to see and chances are there is lighting in your entryway. Does it tell your story or is it what the builder put in? If you can’t make an update to your lighting, consider painting the light you have. It may be exactly what your entry needs!
 {This yellow bench surrounded by blue walls is a cheery “hello” to say the least. From:  Crate & Barrel , }

{This yellow bench surrounded by blue walls is a cheery “hello” to say the least. From: Crate & Barrel, }

 {A subtle mix of colors and textures invite you into this home. Fresh flowers are a great touch! By  D3 Interior Design .}

{A subtle mix of colors and textures invite you into this home. Fresh flowers are a great touch! By D3 Interior Design.}

 {I expect to have some fun in this house! A bold color palette creates a lively entryway. By  Green Box Art .}

{I expect to have some fun in this house! A bold color palette creates a lively entryway. By Green Box Art.}

 {Personal touches are a great welcome to any home. These family photos make this entryway unique. By  Mochatini .}

{Personal touches are a great welcome to any home. These family photos make this entryway unique. By Mochatini.}

What is your favorite thing in your entryway? I have a rustic table with special collections on it, a silver lamp and a wall full of my kids’ artwork to greet me. What might you do to dress up your entryway? Share your ideas and thoughts with me today!

Happy decorating!

April PardoeComment