It’s a well-known fact that people can assume a lot about you in under a minute and although they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, let’s be honest, we all do.
Impressions go way beyond what we look like and extend to our homes as well. What your entryway into your home looks like says a lot about you and regardless of whether your house is on the market or not, there are a few rules of how to make your entryway as calming, functional and welcoming as possible.
As with anything we do, when decorating our homes we thought we would share with you a few ways we create a space we love to come home to.
This goes without saying but who wants to walk into a house with chaos and mess everywhere? Certainly not us! Keep your entryway clutter-free by using a side table that has drawers or use baskets on the floors to store shoes, bags and umbrellas.
When people enter your home for the first time, they want to see your personality and there’s no better way to do that than with a piece of art or a large statement mirror. Make a statement with colours that you love or make the room feel bigger with a mirror that reflects the light.
Never underestimate the power of a bunch of flowers – fresh or fake. These can go a longggg way in your entryway as they evoke a sense of calm and happiness. Not to mention, they’re just sooo pretty to look at. Succulents or indoor plants work just as well!
Regardless of whether your entryway has amazing natural light that is the envy of photographers everywhere or if it’s the darkest part of your house, having a well-placed lamp in your entryway is the ultimate mood definer.
Our love for a scented candle knows no bounds, which is why we have them in every room, but particularly in the entry way. Unless your house constantly smells like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, a scented candle can offset any other smells that may be looming. Our fave candles are from Island Trading Co.