What Does Your Entry Hall Say About You?
When you open your front door, what do you see? Is the area by your front door more of a family dumping ground as they come in the house than an inviting entry into your home? Because the foyer or entry or mudroom is a small pass-through kind of room, it is easy to forget it is also the first impression of our home.
Decorating a foyer, entry hall or mudroom comes down to stylish storage and simple décor. Let's look at this entry for things it does right and areas we might change.
The space is tidy. This is a huge step in creating a welcoming foyer. Organize the clutter or get rid of it.
The table provides a landing zone where you can dump your purse or backpack and set down bags as you come into the house. As long as it doesn't become overwhelmed with piles of things, a bench is another great item to have by the door.
The mirror on the wall adds interest and allows you to check hair and outfit as you head out the door. Art can do the same and add color to the narrow space. Great lighting, that highlights the framed mirror or piece of art, is another must for a pleasant entry.
We love the warmth from the hardwood floors in this entry but what happens when you come in from outside and it's raining or snowing? Adding a doormat is a great solution, but this runner will help protect the floors from dirt and water, too.
Posted:5/22/2013 9:30:56 AM