When guests visit your home, the first place they step into is your entrance hall. Depending on the size of your home, this could be pretty big or fairly small. Size doesn’t matter – not in this scenario anyway! All that matters is that you’ve designed it to the point that you’ll make a killer first impression no matter who walks through that door.
With my entrance hall design tips, you will create a space that’s so gorgeous even the Queen of England would gasp if she stepped foot in it.
Hang A Statement Light From The Ceiling
There’s no place for loose light bulbs or boring light covers here! If you want to make a great first impression, then you need to pull out the stops. Get a statement light that you can hang from the ceiling to grab people’s attention right away. If you have a large entrance hall in a big home, then why not go a little overboard and get a chandelier? Otherwise, there are endless ideas out there that will hang beautifully and reflect the design of your home.
Lay Down Hardwood Flooring With A Chic Runner
Some people call them runners, others call them mats. Regardless, you need one to sit atop your beautiful hardwood floor in your entrance hall. Why hardwood? It’s simple; these floors gives off a sense of luxury and premium-quality. Laminate flooring looks too cheap, and carpet is just an absolute no. With a long stylish mat sitting on top of it and running the length of the hall, you will complement the design perfectly and create an everlasting impression on your guests.
Keep The Walls Bare Apart From A Piece Of Art
This is going to sound brutal, but having loads of family photos on your entrance hall wall is not a good look at all. Save the photos for your bedroom or other rooms, but not here. Instead, you should keep the walls pretty much bare, apart from a piece of art. Hang a nice painting or a canvas, something with substance to get people talking right away. It immediately makes everyone think that you’re a very cultured person living in a classy home.
Include One Or Two Pieces Of Furniture
You don’t want the entrance hall to be completely bare, but you also don’t want it to be packed full of things. Therefore, one or two stylish pieces of furniture will do the trick. Some people have a lovely table by the door or in the centre or a large open hall, and others like to have a fancy chair to use as a prop. I think that some type of storage furniture for shoes is a good idea, so you can minimize clutter and keep the hall tidy and appealing.
Remember, your entrance hall sets the tone for the rest of your home, so it needs to be on point. Not only that, but it’s also the last part of your home people see when they leave as well. So, along with creating a great first impression, it also leaves a long lasting impression in the minds of your guests as they go!