A welcoming home starts with your entryway. It’s the first thing your friends and guests will see and can convey a lot about your family’s little quirks and personalities.
You may have noticed that I have been checking out the Cort blog for all things decorating lately. This one about Making a Grand Entrance: Your Entryway Says It All caught my eye and I wanted to share it with you.
Start with a fun welcome mat – It can have your name, a colorful piece of art, a clever pun, or something else that shows your family’s personalities. Our welcome mat has the word “welcome” in lots of different languages. It’s a fun way to say “all are welcome here”, and it happened to include 4 of the languages that people in our family speak (even some obscure ones!) which was pretty fun to find.
Make it convenient for every one who lives at home too. Have a spot for shoes, coats, keys, purses/bags and anything else that you might be carrying into the house. This will make it easy to come home and start relaxing right away. Having a specific place for all of these things can help prevent clutter from piling up in the entry way – that’s the last thing you want your guests to see when they walk in the door.
Open it up. If your entryway is small, you can open it up by hanging a mirror on one of the walls, it can make the space feel larger. A fresh coat of paint and even a bright light fixture can also help so that even the smallest entryway can feel open and inviting.
CORT has so many more ideas for Making a Grand Entrance: Your Entryway Says It All. Be sure to check out their blog for more great decorating ideas and home tips.