Okay, so you have bought an incredibly expensive house and have just started to make changes in regards to interiors.
Whether you have an expansive foyer, a narrow hallway or just a small area around your front door, the entry to your home is important because it’s the first thing guests see when they step through the door. It’s also the first thing you see, and it should welcome you home.
Beyond that, the entryway is a high-traffic space that needs to withstand muddy boots, wet umbrellas and anything else you drag in — and provide you with a place to stow all that gear. That’s a tall order, especially if you live in a small space without much of an entry at all.
How do you make the most of the entryway you have?
Absolve your House of Any and All Clutter
Creating a calm and inviting feeling is essential, but it isn’t easy in a place that tends to collect clutter. A great thing to do would be to have simple storage, such as a shelf for keys or cubbies for shoes, can help keep the chaos at bay.
The best thing for you to do would be to simply start organizing all the rubbish inside your home. You need to categorize things into various categories, and as mentioned above, a brilliant way to do this would be to incorporate shelves into your interiors so that each and every item that you have in the house is findable at will, and there would not be anything that you would find that might have gone missing.
The bench is beautiful and practical, providing a place to put on or take off shoes, or a landing spot for bags. The design maximizes the wall space, and people has chosen simple yet stylish elements. The mirror has great lines, and the wood frame complements the bench. Then the pillow adds a splash of color and pattern to keep the area from being too neutral.
Go With Bold Decorations
An incredible way to make a statement is to go with striking and solid color designs on your walls. If you’re more of a maximalist, the entry is a space where you can ‘create drama’ by using a few carefully selected elements.
One way is to cover the walls in a graphic paper, and you can often also use grasscloth wall coverings by in the entryways. Wallpaper adds texture, depth, and it can make the rest of the elements feel more refined and expensive.
If a wallpaper is out of your budget, a striking paint color can create a similar effect. Walls must be made to be the simple console, mirror and ottoman really pop. People tend to add an unexpected texture using a fur throw and a spray of floral greenery.
Make Sure Your ‘Funky’ Translates to Functionality as Well
While you want your entryway to make a visual impact, functionality is also important, as you need a place to put your keys, mail, coat and shoes.
Some people’s go-to entryway formula includes a fun, dramatic light fixture, a mirror to check yourself before you leave, a console table to set your keys or mail on, and either fun, colorful art or wallpaper.
But, while incorporating all of these designs, you would need to certainly ensure that whatever you’re including in your overall interior design becomes a bit functional as well later on. This is where you would need to choose the right kinds of materials and make all the right choices so that you would be able to make use of the funkiness in all of these materials, products, and your stands.
Spend Your Money Right
Splurge on investment or statement pieces and save on the accessories. For example, for clients in a TriBeCa triplex, an interior designer created a modern, industrial look by painting the entryway a cool, bright white, installing wide-plank wood floors and splurging on a brilliant walnut console table from. How do you decide where to splurge? Things that make a strong statement, like a special light fixture or wallpaper, are worth spending money on, but save on the runner or area rug that will get a lot of wear and tear.
Try Hiding Your Closet
An entry with multiple doors can be a challenge, especially in a small space, and a foyer with doors that open into the living room, kitchen and dining room.
The closet off the entry vestibule really is problematic, because guests will often mistake it for the entry door, and people invariably tried to exit via the closet.
The Solution for this?
Removing the moldings from the closet door and covering the entire space, including the closet door, in a hand-painted silk paper. Now only the silver door handle indicates there is a closet there.
In the foyer, designers tend to flip the other closet so that its door opens into an adjoining room, creating a niche where the original closet door was. This allows them to put a 17th-century chest in the niche, along with a lamp and a painting, making a more impactful entrance into the apartment.