What’s the first thing you take notice of when you step into someone’s home during the holidays? Is it the beautifully lit tree in the window? An eccentric wreath? A gorgeous color scheme? For me, it’s the entryway. Nothing tells you more about an individual than your first impression of their home.
I can always tell if they are a traveler, a grandparent, an art connoisseur, a crafter simply from their decor choices. Let’s face it, the woman of the household usually decorates this space. It’s my favorite nook in our home, and that’s why today I’m sharing four entryways that deliver that “wow” factor in hopes that they inspire you to up your decorating game this year. Enjoy!
Make an Entrance
One of my favorite ways to punctuate an entryway is with a dramatic chandelier. Chandeliers immediately catch the eye of any guest walking through your door, so why not dress them up for the season? Whether you’re decorating your beach house or your city digs this holiday, chandeliers are a staple, so have a little fun with them and exercise your creative bones!
Add in Texture
What about a statement rug? Statement rugs cozy up a space, creating a warm welcome when the winter temps require us to leave our boots at the door. (They’re also a great way to disguise dirt!) I adore how this zebra runner juxtaposes the winter white walls. What a great and festive mix!
Play Around With Furniture
Another thing I can assure you is a must in designing the perfect entryway — you have to acquire a console table that speaks to your aesthetic. I often opt for mirrored or metallic tables such as this one, but there are many on the market ranging from minimalist to antique to baroque designs.
Your entryway table creates a focal point for the rest of the space. Use that table as the foundation in which your accents and decorations serve as building blocks all anchored by that one distinct piece of furniture.
No matter what, don’t forget to add the personal touches… like a framed picture of you and your grands or your holiday village collection.
You know what they say about first impressions! Happy shopping and happy holidays!
What’s Your Favorite Room to Decorate?
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