Thursday, September 22, 2011
Inspiration Thursday: A Welcoming Entry
The entry way into a home can make a very important design statement and sadly this area is often overlooked. It is the first thing your guests will see when they visit your home and whether you realize it or not it can make them feel welcome or it can even make them feel a little uneasy (depending on how messy and unorganized the space is :)
Adding a few extra accessories and colors to an entry doesn't have to be expensive, but it should give your visitors an idea of your design style and may even make them curious and excited to view the rest of your house.
I love the entry shown above because it combines function with aesthetics. It provides a space to store the needed daily accessories (like jackets and shoes) and yet the design and colors make the space pleasing and fun to look at.
My entry way could definitely use some help, but then again I'm not sure there is much I can do since the front door opens straight into the living room and gives a clear shot into the open dining area and part of the kitchen!
and now, I'm curious to know...What does your entry way look like?