In my recent post updating you on our home renovations I mentioned that the next job for us to tackle is our entryway. Currently we are planning, saving and gathering quotes before we begin to tackle our entryway. I thought I’d share my ongoing inspiration with you and some things to consider when creating a welcoming entryway…
Our entryway is very small, fairly dark and a little bit of an awkward space. The lack of space means we are restricted to what we can achieve. Despite the tricky space there are still some ways we can make it feel more inviting, light and welcoming.
Something as simple as scent can make your entryway so much more welcoming. Choosing a signature scent for your hallway is a lovely touch and will make an instant impact. Choose a beautiful hand poured candle with a natural scent. The simplicity of an elegant fragrance can leave a lasting impression. Considering these little touches will make redecorating that little bit more enjoyable.
Architectural Digest– Japanese Architect Tadao Ando’s first residential development in NYC
One of the main challenges that we face in our home is creating more light. The entryway is no exception, so we need to introduce some elements that will enhance the amount of light that we do have. To enhance the light in a small space there are several things that you can try. Lighter paint colours will help to bounce the light around. Adding reflective surfaces, like a large wall mirror will help. Also installing more lighting. Having a light, bright entryway will create that welcoming feeling for anyone visiting your home.
Most entryways are fairly limited for space so styling with a few key pieces can make all the difference. A choice lamp or stylish retro marble coffee table designs are a simple way to add a simple and elegant addition to your entryway. Styling your hallway doesn’t have to be overcomplicated and sometimes less can be more. A table to add a candle or houseplant might be all that you need.