The entry is the first impression of your home and should be a prelude of what’s to come. It should be warm and inviting, beckoning you in. Why not make it impressive! If there was only one place to add wow factor I say let it be the entry hall! How do you do that, especially if you don’t have much to start with? Well, not to worry, not every home is blessed with a grand entrance! There are so many ways to make a
lot out of a little. It just takes a little ingenuity…
Let’s start with function:
I think every entry, to function well, should have a mirror to grab a last look before you run out the door,
A place to hold your keys,
A place to sit if possible to take off your shoes,
A closet, hooks, coat rack,… to hang your outerwear
Now let’s add the Wow- here’s how:
Paint your entry a fabulous get you attention color like a sunny yellow or orange that says welcome.
Don’t be afraid to go bold and large here, you want to make a statement!
Make a photo gallery or art gallery.
Decorate the walls with a mirror collection.
Place a large vase of flowers on a foyer table.
Add a beautiful antique piece.
Hang a fantabulous chandelier.
Add a large plant or tree or two and up light them.
Offer seating with a gorgeous settee or bench.
Add accent lights using beautiful table lamps on a foyer table.
Create a stunning tablescape on eye catching furniture piece.
As you can see there are so many cool things you can do to make your entry warm and welcoming, and they don’t have to cost a lot, nor do you have to have a large space to make a big impact! Just don’t forget to tie in the entry to the rest of your home using color, art, fabrics, and accessories. And make sure your savvy design style doesn’t end at the entry, give all the rooms in your home a little Wow!
Thanks for reading, I hope I inspired you and got your creative juices flowing! Get more home interior decorating ideas and free decorating help; visit my interior decorating forum “Let’s Talk Decorating”.
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3 thoughts on “How to Make a WOW Statement in your Entry Hall- Advice from Interior Designer Marie Grabo”
Interesting ideas for a grand entrance.
I love the images- the aqua one is so gorgeous!