When it comes to the design and décor of your home, you want to create a cohesive look and feel across the board. While we all tend to focus first on the big, commonly used spaces—the living room, the kitchen, the bathrooms, the bedrooms—the smaller, more abstract spaces are just as much a part of the overall design of your home. In fact, they can be some of the best places to begin!
Take your entryway for example. It’s the start to your space, the first place your guests see when they cross the threshold of your home. So why not use it to set the tone for your design? There are plenty of ways to make the design of your entryway the unique introduction to your overall aesthetic.
Mix and Match. As your entryway space is typically smaller in size and unique in layout, you’ll want to be careful not to over clutter the space. Try mixing and matching different pieces that represent your overall space. Mirrors, artwork, a small table, or lamps are all great options to utilize in the space. Consider layering or playing with the sizes and levels of the pieces for a little more interesting design.
Wall Collages. As the introduction to your home, the entryway is a great space to represent the people who live in it. Try incorporating a picture collage of family and friends. Chose frames that match your overall aesthetic and color scheme to draw in the rest of your home’s décor. Is there a primary staircase in your entryway? Choose the wall leading up the stairs for your picture collage to draw the attention of your guests.
Light Fixtures. There’s no better way to make a statement than with a great light fixture. An ornate chandelier, a rustic farmhouse fixture, or a couple of lanterns flanking your entry table are just a few options to light up your entryway and set the tone for your space. While they don’t have to match the fixtures in the rest of your home exactly, be sure they don’t stray too far from the overall aesthetic of your home.
Repurposed Items. A great way to get a farmhouse feel in your home is to incorporate repurposed or refurbished items. Look for older, antique items from your home that you could pull into the space. Get creative with your choices! Consider things like old benches or pews, antique trunks, refurbished tables, wooden ladders, or used, hardcover books to finish off the space.
Colors and Patterns. While you may not want to use them throughout your home, your entryway is a great place to incorporate a few bolder colors or patterns. Try a fun rug, distinctive wallpaper, or a pop of color on an accent wall to introduce something a little different to your space. A unique color or pattern will help the design of your entryway stand on its own while still serving as the representation of your space as a whole.