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Update your Entrance with these simple ideas

When guests enter your home the entrance is the first thing they see, yet many people tend to ignore this space.


An entrance hall, whether it be a separate space or just a small area of your living room, often tends to get overlooked when it comes time to decorate or re-decorate a home, and yet, this is just as much a part of your home as any other room. In fact, the entrance to a home is the first thing people see when they enter and you want to make a good impression.

Many people tend to have difficulties when deciding on how to decorate an entrance, but this functional space can quite easily be transformed into an area that welcomes guests and gives insight into your personality.





With sites likes Pinterest and Instagram offering thousands upon thousands of ideas for decorating an entrance, you can quite easily be overwhelmed by the choices. For that reason, don't pop onto these sites yet... Give yourself time to decide on a more personal level how you envision the space and how you want it to look, so that you don't completely decorate without any personal touches.







Get creative - Have a vision

We know that mood boards used to be very popular for collecting together ideas for decorating a home, and using this method is great if you don't want to get too overwhelmed with choices. Think about how you want your entrance to look and feel, coordinating with the decor throughout the rest of the home.





For example, if space allows, you may want to add a slimline console table that lets you set up a vignette or arrangement of decor accessories to create and interesting display. You may also want to add a piece of artwork that means something to you, or a large mirror with decorative frame.

Think about how you would like to decorate the space and then look for ideas on Pinterest or Instagram to complete your vision. By already having an idea, this will let you retain your original vision and perhaps add on to this.

Design the space

With an idea in mind you can look at what pieces of furniture will fit into the space. You don't want to put too much into a small area, so only select pieces that will look good and fit into the floor space and not intrude on movement.

In a small or large entrance hall the storage unit below gives you a place to hang accessories, a comfortable spot to sit, and even more storage to keep your entrance hall free from clutter. You will find instructions to make this entrance unit here.

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