10 decorating tips to relook an entrance without ruining it
Whether you live in an apartment or a house, the entrance is essential because it is the entrance that welcomes your guests and sets the tone, so it goes without saying that its layout and decoration must be carefully planned and decorated. Fortunately, it is not necessary to invest a fortune to give it a new look and pep. The proof is in the pudding.
1.A different floor
To formalize this transition zone between inside and outside, it may be interesting to treat the soil differently. For example, you can choose to highlight the entrance to the house with vinyl tiles that can be glued down.
Tip: There are many models that can be installed directly on the existing floor. They allow a quick and efficient changeover!
2.A graphic wallpaper
It is well known that the first impression is the most important. So we might as well mark the occasion by choosing to create a graphic and aesthetic focal point!
Tip: With a simple strip of wallpaper with geometric, floral or colorful patterns, you will give character to the most classic of appetizers.
3.A touch of color
Color can also help you stand out. But be careful, don’t forget that the entrance remains a space between the inside and the outside, day and night. We therefore avoid dark tones to allow a smooth transition.
Tip: Rather than working the entire space with the same color, choose to highlight a particular element. Niche or storage will be sublimated by it for example.
4.A large mirror
In a classic entrance, space is usually limited. However, nothing is less pleasant than to receive your guests in a very small space. We then cunningly try to change the perception of the room thanks to a nice game of mirror.
Tip: By choosing an XXL model to lay on the floor, you simplify your life: no difficulty to fix it and the guarantee to visually multiply the available volume!
5.A round carpet
A pretty carpet in an entrance hall allows to underline that we finally arrived and that we can get rid of what connects us to the outside. The softer and more comfortable it will be and the more convivial your space will be.
Tip: By choosing a round carpet whose shape symbolizes protection, you will welcome your guests in the nicest possible way.
For the entrance to be welcoming, it is imperative that it is well ordered! By working on the accumulation of colored pegs as a decorative bias, you will combine practicality and aesthetics at the same time.
Tip: Don’t necessarily try to align your hooks, but rather fix them randomly. They will allow children and adults alike to become storage professionals!
7.An antique wardrobe
Very often, the door of the house opens directly into the living room and we have to use our imagination to “create” a real entrance area without saturating the available space. If you like to hunt and want to stand out, don’t hesitate to opt for an old school checkroom.
Tip: These all-in-one vintage elements (bench and associated hooks) make it possible to create a real entrance area without taking up a lot of space.
8.A colorful light fixture
The light in an entrance is not to be neglected to make your interior as welcoming as possible. Neither too weak, nor too strong, at the risk of making your guests want to run away.
Tip: By opting for a colored model, you will soften your lighting and create a real atmosphere (whether the light is on or not)!
When organizing the layout of your entrance, it is important to think about all the things you will be storing. Between coats, shoes, sports equipment, scarves and umbrellas, it is better to play the modularity card.
Tip: Simple crates placed next to each other or on top of each other will allow you to adapt your storage according to your needs. They will also serve as a service area where you can leave your keys and telephone on your way home.
10.An original foundation
Having a small corner in a hallway where you can sit for a while, either to wait for latecomers or to tie your shoes, also makes the space more comfortable.
Since this seat will be one of the only pieces of furniture in the entrance, it is good form to make it stand out.
Tip: Don’t hesitate to play the surprise and divert some unexpected objects. An IPN, for example, painted in yellow and dressed with a wooden seat, becomes a luminous improvised bench. It also underlines the pretty length of this entrance.