When guests enter your home, you of course want them to “ooh” and “ah” at your home’s beautiful, welcoming design—both inside and out! If your entryway isn’t quite up to par, try out a few of these ideas this summer to achieve an entryway that both you and your guests will love.
A beautiful, welcoming home entryway starts at the curb. Invite your guests into your home by dressing up your front stoop with flowers, for example, and adding a fresh coat of paint to your door when needed. Additional features like a small bird bath or porch swing are also nice touches that add to the comfort and welcoming nature of your entry space.
Lead guests into your home
While the purpose of a home’s entryway is to lead guests into your home, you can make this purpose a little clearer with the addition of a runner, a long rug that extends from the front door toward your home’s living space.
Lighten up your interior
A warm welcome would not be complete without the proper lighting. Use warm lights to welcome guests in, and add a wall mirror if your front entryway is particularly dark or narrow. This will allow guests to feel less cramped and more comfortable as they enter your home.
Use welcoming scents
Who doesn’t love to be greeted by a sweet, comforting scent upon walking through the door? Use an oil lamp, candle or fresh flowers to achieve this pleasant effect.
Add a family touch
Adding touches of home and family to your entryway can make guests feel more at home. Decorate your entryway walls or foyer table with photos or other handmade touches.
Create a focal point
To give guests a “wow” factor to admire, create a focal point in your home’s entryway. This could be anything from the fireplace at the end of the hall to a beautiful staircase near the door—dress up these focal points to invite guests in and catch their eye immediately.
Don’t forget the functional purpose of your home’s entryway. Use wall hooks, a shoe rack and other additional features to make your entryway as clean and orderly as possible for everyone who steps inside.
This summer, your home’s entryway will serve as a first impression for family and friends who come by to visit—so make it a good one! A little creativity—and, in some cases, a fresh coat of paint—can go a long way when it comes to designing your dream home entryway.