Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Chic and Welcoming Entryway

 I love a home that  exudes warmth, comfort, and effortless style from the moment you walk in.  The entryway to your home gives visitors their "first impression."  It sets the stage for the rest of the house and let's guests know what they're in store for.  With lots of HomeGoods finds and a little DIY, this entryway was easily transformed from drab to fab.

Creating and styling an entryway that's both chic and welcoming is not as difficult as you may think.
We used bright color and fun, unique accessories to style this console table.  First we changed out the boring  knobs that originally came with the table and added vintage crystal knobs.  Then we added a little gold leaf to the legs of the velvet covered ottoman to add some "glam."  Next we styled the space using vibrant art and accessories.

These simple and easy additions helped breathe new life into the hallway and really helped personalize the space.

To make a great first impression in your own home, you'll need the following:

  • A Focal Point (A great mirror, wall art or poster will do)
  • Smart Storage (Find ways to store things "in plain sight."  In this hallway, we used that lacquered trinket box to hide keys, change, and other things you'd grab on the way out the door)
  • Style (What makes your home unique to you is your own personal style.  Introduce guests to your personal style as soon as they arrive.  A vibrant floral canvas, found seashell, gilded tusk, a unique lamp, and personal books were used to create interest while hinting at the owner's love for adventure, travel and style)
What do you think? Are you inspired to revamp an area in your home? Want to create a more welcoming entryway in your home? Contact me here today!