First impressions matter and your foyer or entryway is your chance to make a good one when guests enter your home for the first time. So don’t spend all your decorating budget in the living room, den, or entertainment room. Set some aside for the entryway.
Go with a bold color for the front door
If the walls of your entryway are a light, neutral color, consider painting a darker more vibrant color on the front door both on the exterior and interior side. It creates visual interest. You can also incorporate a bit of that color in your artwork as well to tie it all together.
Do more with less with patterned wallpaper
Wallpaper is a quick and inexpensive way to create drama with your entryway. Since it’s a small space and you don’t need much of it, spring for something a little pricier that will really draw people’s eyes to it. If you don’t want to commit to wallpaper that might be too bold or you may grow tired of, go with removable wallpaper.
Make a statement with interesting artwork
Your entryway is a great place for a statement piece. It will serve as a great conversation starter since people are bound to notice and comment on it when they walk in for the first time. Just remember to keep size and scale in mind. You don’t want too big a piece in a small space and vice versa. Remember that a statement piece doesn’t always have to be larger than life.
Hang a large mirror for small spaces
If your entryway is more cramped then you’ll want to make it appear larger than it is. There are a couple of tricky ways you can accomplish this. First hang a large mirror or two. Mirrors create the illusion of more depth to a space than there really is. You can increase the effect by hanging a large chandelier or several smaller pendant lights. The combination of plenty of light and mirrors to reflect it will lighten up the space and make it bigger.
Install baseboard radiator covers
If your foyer or entryway has baseboard radiators, consider giving them a makeover by installing snap-on baseboard radiator covers. Older baseboard heaters can be an eyesore so you don’t want that to be the first thing guests notice when they walk in.