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Entryway Design Ideas

July 7, 2019

Homes in Smiths Station AL can make a great first impression when they have well-designed entryways. Whether it’s called a foyer or front entrance, this is the area visitors see first. It sets the tone for the rest of the house and reveals how you want to represent yourself to others. Use these ideas to make the right statement in your entryway.

Start with the Floor

The front entry is the perfect place to use an attractive flooring material that’s also durable and easy to clean. Ceramic tile and slate are popular for foyer floors. If your home has an open concept floor plan, you’ll most likely use the same material that’s found in the kitchen and hallway. Define the entry and keep it looking fresh with seasonal area rugs or doormats.

Add Seating

Depending on how much room you have in the entryway, provide a place for guests to sit. In a small space, a cute vintage chair would work well. If you have more room, try a storage bench with a cushion on it. You can store shoes, gloves, sports gear, pet leashes and outdoor toys in it without cluttering the space.

Include a Drop-Off Spot

If your family uses this entrance, create a place where they can put down mail, keys and other small items upon arriving home. Visitors can use it for their purses and other items. Try a small table or desk for the purpose. If floor space is at a premium, a wall-mounted shelf will suffice.

Dress Up the Space

Make your entryway attractive and welcoming with artwork, family photos, or a vase of fresh flowers. The entry should reflect the décor of the rest of the house, but it needn’t match exactly. This is a great area to display conversation pieces that you’d like your guests to notice. A mirror is also a great idea here, so you and your guests can make a quick check when arriving or leaving.

Keep it Light

Be sure the foyer has enough light to help you and your guests see well at night. Dimmer switches allow you to set the mood and adjust the lighting to suit visitors’ needs.

You’ll enjoy using these tips in a brand new home from Rose Anne Erickson Realty. Call today at 706-257-1776 to see our listings of new homes in Smith Station AL.


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