Often, we focus so hard on the big stuff in our houses that we forget the small spaces that make a home. Bathrooms are one such forgotten space, where we often prioritize functionality over appearance, and they’re not the only ones. Scandalously, the entryway is yet another oft-forgotten home addition. And, overlooking this space is a mistake many of us pay for. But when we pay attention to these spaces and turn them into beautiful bathrooms and a desirable entryway our home is more user friendly and can increase home value.
When it comes down to it, an unappealing entryway can altogether unhinge efforts elsewhere. After all, this is the first space you see, and it sets the tone far more than you might realize. A flat area is thus guaranteed to leave your house lacking. The solution is simple, and it involves turning your attention to engineering a desirable entryway at last. The question is, how can you do that if you’ve never considered this space before?
Think functionality with flourish
At its heart, an entryway is a functional space. After all, this is likely where you unload your belongings until you next head out. But, if you just shove everything in a pile or one big bowl, you’ll soon find yourself scrabbling for the cash you swear you had or, worse, contacting a locksmith about those lost keys. That’s not exactly what you want, and it’s something you can overcome by treating the entryway as the functional space it is, but doing so with a few all-important flourishes. After all, there’s no need for piles of coats etc. here. Instead, a stylish coat hook could see coats becoming features rather than clutter. Equally, a key rack could add class and organization. And, of course, a nice entryway table complete with cash drawer wouldn’t go amiss either.
Work with warmth in mind
No one wants to come home to a cold house, but that’s exactly the impression a poorly-thought entryway can bring. As such, it’s fundamental that you think warmth in everything you do here. Color is the main priority, with warm options like yellow or orange working especially well. Equally, seeking soft light bulbs that give an orange glow is guaranteed to get that ‘welcome home’ vibe. You could even go all out with twinkling fairy lights that quite literally light the way into your cozy oasis.
Always add furnishings
A sparse entryway does not a homey space make. Rather, you should add furnishings. These, alone, can transform even a basic entry into a space to come home for. Rugs and runners are always a good option, though obviously, you’ll want to choose your colours wisely in this area of high traffic. Equally, large indoor plants in the corners can bring an entry to life without compromising floor space. At the very least, gather a few fun picture frames for the walls and fill them with fun family photos. After all, nothing says home quite as well as that!
As you can see, getting your desirable entryway right isn’t difficult, but it is important. With a few tweaks, you should soon find that you’re running home to enjoy the comfort.