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Make a Statement With Your Entryway

Posted on October 24, 2019

Cordova, IL Entryway Remodeling

Your entryway is your home's first impression. Make sure it's the right one.

Your guests open your door and immediately step into your entryway. You could have gorgeous curb appeal on the outside, a great front door, siding in perfect condition; but when it comes to the interior of your home, it's your entryway that sets the tone. It's a small space, but many homeowners feel a responsibility to make a statement with their entryway, something that guests will carry with them throughout the rest of the home. Here are a few of our tips to do so successfully.

Clean and Organized

Think of all the foot traffic that comes through your entryway day after day. Not only are you going in and out through that small space, but small children may play and pets may lounge around this area. Over time, your entryway can become disheveled. It may have muddy footprints (or paw prints) or toys and shoes lying around. Keep your entry room clean by sweeping or mopping when you can. You can add organization by placing a coat rack or shoe rack against the wall, as well as cubbies for kids' toys. Make a game with your children when it comes to cleaning up after themselves.

The Right Lighting

The entryway is a tight space and can be tricky when it comes to lighting. Too much light can make it look garish or can draw the eye to the imperfections of the room; but it is important to light the room where you can. You may do this with a table lamp, which can also serve as a pleasing statement piece if it's stylish enough. Wall sconces or a chandelier that's not too busy can also help to light the space. A few light sources with varying levels of light can give the room  soft, stylized lighting and a pleasant effect.

Art and Color

Just because a space is small doesn't mean it has to be bland. You have to be careful about not overcrowding your entryway, but you can, through strategic placement, fill it with enough art and color to draw the eye in a pleasing way. Maybe hang one of your favorite paintings or photographs so that it immediately grabs your guests' attention. Paint the walls with a bold color and offset it with white or neutral elements to balance it. Use your own eyes as judgment. If it doesn't give you a headache, you probably haven't overstepped what you can do to bolden up a space.

Need help making the perfect statement with your entryway? Contact Mainstream Home Improvements today for more information or a free consultation.

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