5. Consider seating
A proper seating spot is not the main aim of an entryway. However, it does add a practical vibe to a space (as long as it doesn’t waste precious legroom) and can also boost your foyer’s colour- and pattern range.
6. Don’t be scared of colour
Entryways, like hallways, are regarded as “in-between” zones where we spend little time compared to other spaces like bathrooms and home studies. And that can be the perfect excuse to let your hair down with décor colours and wall patterns you may not necessarily consider for other areas.
hint: If opting for different colour schemes for your entryway in an open-plan layout, ensure those spaces’ different colours are complementary (which adds to the visual style) instead of clashing (can break down your entire entryway design).
7. Don’t overlook potted plants
In addition to adding colour and texture to a room, potted plants also greatly benefit indoor air. And even here you can craft a super modern design for your entryway (if that’s your wish) by opting for simple potters devoid of loud colours and eye-catching designs.
8. Lay down a runner
No, we’re not trying to hide your beautiful floor. Instead, we are protecting it with a rug, seeing as entryways are some of the busiest traffic areas in homes. But like everything else you bring to the space, ensure it adds to the final design instead of making it look busy or under-styled.
hint: Indoor/outdoor rugs are more durable, plus are available in a multitude of different sizes, shapes, colours, etc.
9. Repurpose and save costs
Instead of heading out to buy more pieces for your styled-up entryway, isn’t there something old and unused you can breathe new life into? Like a small vintage console table that, after a new paint job, can help hide your entryway clutter? Or an old lamp that just needs some new shading to make it fit in perfectly with your entryway’s style and colour?
Courtesy of Homify, Johannes Van Graan