When it comes to staging an entryway, it’s helpful to think of it as a glimpse of what to expect throughout the rest of your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just want an aesthetically pleasing entryway, these tips will help provide a welcoming feeling upon entering your Charleston home.
Illuminate the Entry. Installing a new light fixture is a great way to add style to your entryway. Since there are many different types of light fixtures to choose from, you’ll want to have a clear vision of what type of look you’re going for before choosing the right fixture. For a glamorous design style, an elegant chandelier would make a great statement. A simple, yet chic light fixture is a great option if you’re wanting something neutral that will go with most decor. Adding a lamp to your entryway is also a great way to illuminate the space and give a warm and welcoming vibe to you and your guests.
Sneak in Storage Space. When styling your entryway, not only is it important to focus on the interior design aspect, but the functional aspect of the area as well. Adding a console table is a great way to intertwine both to create a multifunctional space. If a bench seat with baskets fits your home better, that is also a great option to store shoes and hide clutter. Choosing the right furniture piece to fit the entry’s overall dimensions is most important since oversized furniture may block the entry space. Another aspect to consider when choosing the right piece is how much storage it offers. A furniture piece with cabinets or drawers will add organization in one of the busiest areas of your home.
Mirror. A mirror is another way to spruce up your entryway. Adding a mirror to a space is a useful trick used by some interior designers to make a space appear bigger. Mirrors will also brighten up the area as it reflects light from nearby windows. If you decide to include a console table in your entryway, placing a mirror directly above will bring the look together. It’s also a great way to get one last look in the mirror before walking out the door.
Artwork. Artwork adds character and color to a room and is another great way to make your entryway more visually appealing. A piece of artwork can be the inspiration for other design elements or work as the finishing touch that pulls together a vignette. Adding one large piece of artwork above a console table or a different type of furniture piece will make a statement and set the tone for the rest of the home.
Rug. In a large entryway, a rug will help warm up the space and create a welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests. Even in a smaller entryway, a runner can be used to help define the space and bring in color and texture. A rug alone can be the statement piece of your entryway, whether you just want to add a pop of color or go the minimalist route when decorating the entrance to your home. It also serves the purpose of catching dirt in a high foot-traffic area, which will help keep the rest of your floors clean.
Your entryway doesn’t have to be grand to impress your guests or potential buyers. A modest front entry can be just as welcoming if it is clean, warm and inviting. If you’re looking to sell your home, William Means agents can offer their expertise on how to best showcase your entryway to give buyers the perfect first impression upon entering your home.