10 home decor tips on enhancing your entryway


By AGENCY

A formal entry is made elegant and inviting through the addition of an ornate mirror and seating. Photos: Handout/TNS

Entries are the very first impression a visitor has upon arrival. An impression is typically made within the first three seconds, either positive or negative.

When it comes to entries don’t feel that you must overcrowd or overwhelm, in fact, in many instances “less is more”.

When looking to create the ideal minimal, yet impactful entry to a home, here is a list of top 10 tips.A striking piece of art is paired with minimal elements to add a wow factor upon entry.A striking piece of art is paired with minimal elements to add a wow factor upon entry.

➤ Select a colour palette that includes a maximum of three colours.

➤ Select furniture of the appropriate size and scale.

➤ Use neutral colours to not overwhelm.

➤ Consider incorporating mirrors to help make the entry space feel bigger.The entry of a lake home is highlighted with neutral colours and texture.The entry of a lake home is highlighted with neutral colours and texture.

➤ Add a case good such as a console or sideboard to help make the entry feel more “grounded”.

➤ Choose a strong inspirational piece of art to serve as the centrepiece of your design and create a “wow” factor.

➤ Incorporate greenery to add texture and interest.A bold, graphic photograph paired with a simple bench provides a modern and minimal entrance in an urban residence. Photo: Scott Gabriel Morris/TNSA bold, graphic photograph paired with a simple bench provides a modern and minimal entrance in an urban residence. Photo: Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS

➤ Utilise vignettes and groupings of decorative elements. A grouping of three is common.

➤ Incorporate furniture of the proper size and scale.

➤ Add seating such as a bench or chairs to help create a sense of entry. – Tribune News Service


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