First impressions count. When someone steps into your home, their attention will immediately focus in on their surroundings, the style, the décor and the interior design. Your front entrance and the entry area of your home is the first opportunity to showcase your unique personality and preferences. From the décor that you have selected to the manner in which you welcome guests, you can set yourself apart and create a unique and enjoyable experience for your friends and family that are visiting your home.
Your front door and entrance, or foyer, should set the tone for the rest of your home. Whether the entrance is small or large, you can utilize some smart interior design and decorating tips to turn it into a welcoming grand entrance that will make a serious lasting impression on your guests. Here are a few tried and true tips that will help you transform your foyer into a grand entrance.
Whether you focus on color or windows, a functional and beautiful front door will make a strong impact as guests walk up to your home. A front door with windows will be beautifully illuminated at night from the inside, or it can be framed by unique lighting fixtures or sconces that will also reflect off the glass. A glass front door is as beautiful as it is functional, it will let in natural light during the day and also allow you to peek at anyone coming up towards your home without having to fully open the door.
You can easily fool guests into thinking your entrance is larger than it appears by strategically placing large decorative mirrors on the walls. Mirrors are also great accessories that can be paired with a beautiful accent table and adorned with fresh flowers and artifacts that make a grand statement. Glass table tops with a unique wrought iron base add glamour and will perfectly match any mirror you choose for your entryway.
A beautiful piece of art doesn’t necessarily need to be a painting that hangs on the wall. It can be as simple as a little sculpture, pottery or decorative hardware that adds a unique touch to the space. If you do choose to hang artwork on the walls, make sure it’s something that truly stands out and will make a strong impression as guests walk into your home. Once you choose the focal point of your grand entrance, you should limit any other décor so that it doesn’t become cluttered or take away from the piece of art you have selected as your statement-maker.
Think about the lobby of your favorite high-end hotel – can you picture the stunning floral arrangement that greets you as you walk up to check in? Most hotels, and even restaurants, will feature incredible bouquets of stunning colors arranged in a massive vase. You don’t have to replicate these arrangements, but you can incorporate this into your grand entrance by arranging fake flowers in a beautiful vase as a centerpiece that is visually pleasing and easy to maintain. You can also choose a live green plant, which will look stunning and fresh and also bring nature into your home.
Apart from any natural light that makes its way into your foyer, we highly encourage additional light as part of the ambiance in the entrance. Pendant lights, lamps, sconces or a standout chandelier are all great options for a special lighting atmosphere, and you can even create a combination of lighting options to really make an impression. A crystal chandelier, for example, can give a dramatic feel to a space, especially if you have high ceilings in your foyer.
It doesn’t matter if your house is big or small, your entry way can set the tone for the entire home. As you plan out and decorate your grand entrance, keep in mind that the décor should also be a reflection of your personal style. If you don’t find satisfaction as you walk into your home, then you’re doing yourself a disservice. First and foremost, you want the entrance to your home to be welcoming, and then you can focus on adding little touches to up the grandeur and incorporate some items that amp up the wow factor. At Nader’s you can find incredible accessories to incorporate into your grand entrance design, as well as various styles of furniture to complete a look in any room in your home.