The first thing visitors see when they enter your home is, of course, your entranceway. Therefore, updating this can transform how both you and your guests feel about your home, making it a very effective home improvement strategy. This room rarely gets TLC as people don’t spend enough time in it, but prioritising it can really transform your home.
Choose a theme
As the first part of your house visitors see, your entranceway should be a reflection of the rest of your home. If your home is a traditional farmhouse, opt for more rustic features, such as a vintage bench or chest, or choose a more modern display cabinet or shoe storage if your house is contemporary.
Add a splash of colour with a striking wallpaper
Traditionally, as homeowners tend to focus on adding a personal touch to other areas of their homes, entranceways can often be painted in neutral colours. By adding in a bright feature wallpaper, or by giving the whole space a fresh coat of colourful paint, you can bring your entranceway to life.
This article by Ideal Home has some great tips for creating the perfect feature wall. Alternatively, you could add colour through vibrant cushions, throws or a rug! This doesn’t have to be expensive, and you could find the perfect rug in a charity shop!
Give it a personal touch
Another way to add some personality to your entranceway is by adding some family photographs. You could even consider creating a family photo wall to fill your hallway and make it just as interesting and inviting as the rest of your home. Alternatively, you could use your hallway to display your favourite painting and artwork, showing off your family’s personality through these.
Inject life into the space
Give your entranceway a new lease of life by adding flowers, or lower maintenance house plants. If you notoriously forget to water your plants, some cacti might by the way to go. House plants have been reported to reduce stress, improve air quality, reduce background noise. They are a great way to inject life into any entrance way.
Make a statement
If you’re brave enough, one of the best ways to update your entranceway is to be bold and add a statement feature piece. This could be an engaging piece of art, a grand chandelier, an unusual rug, a floor length mirror, patterned flooring, or something else that takes your fancy. Whatever you choose to make the central focus of your entranceway, always try to choose something timeless but don’t worry about meeting everyone’s tastes!
Invest in some new windows and doors
Even before they reach your entranceway, visitors are met with your front door. Always keep this in mind as perhaps the best way to make a statement is by investing in a brand new front door. Alternatively, you might consider upgrading your windows to improve both the appearance and feel of your home. Search “double glazing Southampton” to find a reliable company offering a professional service.
We hope these ideas have given you a little food for thought and inspiration for updating your own entranceway!