And it is important that you try to make this space as welcoming as possible.
Think of it as a Book Cover - when you see a book, sometimes, you buy it just because the cover looks interesting right? Same thing with your home, the entry sort of pre-empts the anticipation of what's in store further inside. It gives your guests a glimpse of WHO lives there, WHAT they may be like and of course, tells them HOW welcome they are.
Here are a few examples of how you can create your own welcoming entry.
|Pictures tell their story|
|For small spaces - via Martha Stewart Living|
|My personal favorite|
|Solution for no overhead light|
4) If you don't have any overhead lighting entry - this is the perfect example of how you can evoke warmth to your small space. Smart use of floor lamps here, and again, the flowers, plus the picture with some decorative objects & lucite stool, creates a lovely perch to anyone who comes in.
|Entry with interesting walls|
|Family-friendly entry via Wisteria|
|Gorgeous entry by Lauren Liess|
|Eclectic and glammed-up|
10) If your a classic fashionista, this entry is for you. The black and white geometric floors coupled with the striped wall clearly evokes someone who is bold and daring but knows exactly when to put on the breaks. Again, a mirror, interesting objects and a chair, still brings about funtionality into its glamorous design.
|A desk in the entry? Why not!|
|Centered table in an entry - classic|
|Our eclectic entry|
|up close and personal|
So be playful, experiment and find out which look goes well for you and your family. I hope you are somehow inspired with these suggestions.