I believe that the entry into your home should reveal a personal statement about yourself and a glimpse of who you are.
Your front porch, the style and color of your front door, whether you have potted plants, or a pretty doormat, that glimpse of the inside of your home when your door is open -- all of these things give off a vibe of who you are and who lives in the home.
What does your entry say about you?
Here are my tips for designing an artful entry:
A few more tips:
-Hang coats in closets instead of on hooks in your entry. That way, the space will feel tidy and open.
-If shoes are removed prior to entry, have a pretty basket with a lid close by, so that shoes are tucked away neatly.
-Refrain from 'over decorating' the entry -- make it just a glimpse of who you are -- and save the full story of your home's sensibility and design aesthetic -- to share with those who you've invited all the way in to your home!
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