It’s not too late to start on your resolutions for 2019! If one of your promises to yourself was to remodel your home, then you need to start somewhere. It’s always the easiest to focus on renovating kitchens and bathrooms, but what about other parts of your home? Once you have given your front door a facelift, think about how you can get rid of the clutter around your entryway and improve your foyer.
Add Some Seating
You always want to impress your guests as soon as they come over. While that starts with the curb appeal of your home, the first step in improving your foyer is to add some seating. How does this enhance your entryway? Using benches, chairs, or ottomans gives your visitors a place to sit down and take off their shoes. This way, they won’t need to sit on your stairs to do so, and depending on the size and dimensions of the seat that you add, you can hide the shoes out of sight. This suggestion is a great idea even if you don’t have a large family, but still have a sizeable shoe collection.
Add More Storage
Then, you’ll want to add some more storage throughout your entryway, as well. This means bringing in a hall tree for coats, hats, and umbrellas, or hanging hooks on the wall to serve the same purpose. This is even more useful when the closet in your front hall is hard to get to or is already in serious need of decluttering. Baskets, bins, and boxes are also good ideas, although a chest of drawers, similar to a vanity located in your bathroom, is another possible storage solution you can try.
Increase the Lighting
The late winter can be a dark and gloomy time. Brightening up your home makes a tremendous difference no matter where it happens: in the kitchen, the bathroom, the hallways, or the individual rooms on each floor. That means it’s possible to apply that same principle to your home’s entryway.
Decorate the Walls
Lastly, consider decorating the walls. After all, you want your house to feel more like home. Make it seem like a place where people live and enjoy their lives. Repaint the walls, add interesting artwork, or replace the small mirror on the wall by your powder room with a larger one that captures more light coming inside from the front of the house.
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