We all know the saying “first impression count” but have you ever considered how this applies to your house? The truth is the way people first perceive you and your interior style is often decided within the first few seconds after they enter your home.
The entrance is the last space you go through before leaving to commence your day and the first room you come home to. So why not ensure it has a positive effect on the start and end of your day?
You can afford to be bold in this space as you don’t spend a lot of time in it. It’s a great space to use wallpaper or a strong wall colour. You can even use more than one focal piece. Layer an over-scaled lamp, have a stack of art books, a cluster of ceramic ornaments or a vase of flowers. Find pieces that reflect your personality.
It’s also not all about appearances; choose pieces that are functional too. Hang a mirror for one final glance as you walk out the door. Save time looking for your key by always placing them in a decorative bowl. Find a console with storage to hide messy items such as mail. Don’t like guests wearing shoes in the house, but feel uncomfortable asking them to take them off? Set the example by providing the space with an ottoman or chair and a basket filled with shoes next to it. They will get the hint!
For more inspiration check out these entrances which sure know how to make a punchy statement.