The entrance hall, or foyer, is often taken for granted when it comes to house decorating, and everyone pays more attention to “the more important rooms”, i.e. the rooms where you actually spend some time of your day. Often, the entrance hall is completely disregarded, and yes, you can live without one, sure, but think of all the change it would make. We are so used to our entrance, that we don’t really pay attention to how it looks, but that’s not the case with our guests.
The entrance hall is the first thing everyone sees when they come to visit. And you know what they say, there is no second chance to make a first impression, so you want to make sure you do it right when it comes to your home. An entrance hall adds a sort of organization to your home, a starting point from which everything begins to unfold. If you have lived without an entrance hall, you know that it can get a little bit chaotic, and it’s a common complaint among home owners and prospective new home buyers, just because of the necessity and convenience of this feature. It provides seating area, and if you wish you can add closets for your shoes and coats.
If you do have an entrance hall, and you are wondering whether it leaves a good impression, or how to decorate it, we can give you a few ideas. First of all, make sure it is welcoming and that the atmosphere is pleasant even from the opening of the front door. Flowers and plants always make any space feel more warmer and more lively, so I recommend that you include them in your entrance hall as well. Make sure it is well-lit, either by natural or artificial light. When it comes to furniture, there is not much you can have in your entrance hall, but a table, end tables and optionally, seating space is always nice. The rest of the decoration is just details that best fit your style, your character and the design of your house. Choose unique chandeliers, or marvelous pieces of art, an interesting rug… whatever you like, as long as it’s tastefully done. Here are some pictures you can be inspired by, take a look and enjoy!