An entrance hall is the perfect introduction to one’s home for guests. Just as you worry about showing your face from the best side every day and dressing for the apartment, you should arrange your entrance so that it shows your personality and is both practical and nice.
Have you ever thought about the things that should not be missing from your entrance? Have you analyzed which elements are the first ones your guests see? Read along to discover the elements that you must have in your entrance.
How to decorate your entrance
Your entrance hall should not only be inviting and pleasant, but it should also give guests a glimpse of the overall decor of your home. In addition, it must be practical! As we have explained above, it is important that it performs the functions for which it was created.
For that reason, we’ll talk below about the things that make your life easier and that you should have in your entrance. Read on!
1. Storage space
What is the first thing you want to do when you get home after a long day at work? Yes, that’s right you can now become known as a Lord of the Rings. It is therefore important to have a cupboard in one’s entrance. That way you will avoid clutter and take care of your clothes and shoes!
The closet does not have to be large, but it must have enough space to be able to store all your jackets and shoes. You can actually even place a row of wooden hangers on the wall and a shoe rack or plastic tray underneath to store your shoes. Shelves can also be a great way to keep things organized.
It is also a good idea to place a basket for umbrellas. That way you will not make the whole house wet on rainy days! The same goes for your keys. Where do you usually leave them? A key ring on the wall may be the solution.
As you can see, storage space in one’s entrance hall is practical and necessary! Your guests will thank you and your home will no longer be cluttered.
2. A bench to sit on
We recommend that you include a small bench in your hallway so you can sit down and put your shoes on (or off). In some countries, people are not used to taking their shoes off when entering a home, but it is a good idea!
In countries such as Japan, Germany and Denmark, people take off their shoes before entering their own and others’ homes. That way, you can prevent dirt from entering the home from the street and making the floor dirty.
Place a checkered wooden bench or small chair at the entrance. Even a stool can help prevent people from losing balance when putting their shoes on and off.
3. A doormat
Doormats are beautiful and very practical to remove excess moisture and dirt from shoes. A doormat will thus help you keep your home a little cleaner.
Choose a doormat based on the decor and personality of your home. They come in very imaginative designs including with texts and images. You choose!
4. Good lighting
As we have mentioned above, your entrance is the first impression your guests get of you. Do you not think it is important that it is properly lit? Warm light is more inviting than a dark home!
Make sure your lamps provide a good light. If not, you can fix the problem with a beautiful floor lamp! If you have a wide hallway, you can even place a table with a lamp on top.
5. A mirror is convenient to have in an entrance hall
Mirrors go well with any decor and are functional because they allow you to check what you look like before you leave home. You can place a tall mirror or a small one. It is your decision!
As in the case of doormats, there are many options on the market that compliment any decor: oval, round, square, framed, without frames and any color. Maybe you already have an idea of what type would look good in your entrance.
Now that you know five important elements to your entrance, it’s time to get started! Impress your guests with beautiful decor, and make your entrance a dream place! A cozy entrance will definitely cheer you up after a long and hard day.