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8 Essentials Every Beautiful Entryway Needs
We only get one shot to make a good first impression with our home, and one of the best ways to do that is to spruce up the entryway.
Want to know how to create a beautiful entryway that will wow your guests from the moment they arrive? From the inside to the outside, here are eight essentials to help you create a beautiful entryway before spring.
Roll Out the Red Carpet
A floor runner is a great way to draw guests into your home and give them a clear path once they are inside. While the runner doesn’t have to be red, you can certainly have fun with a color that matches your interior design style. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make a bigger statement, try a patterned runner for even more flair.
Dress Up Your Walls
Give guests some eye candy to look at inside by creating a distinctive wall display. Frame wallpaper in different sizes and shapes, or hang ornamental mirrors for an eclectic feel. A variety of artwork, photos and graphics can also be used to make a beautiful and creative presentation.
Maximize Every Nook and Cranny
Take advantage of extra space in your entryway by adding a unique piece of home décor. A table and chair set can add a cozy feel, while a shoe or coat rack, table, buffet or bench can help keep the space organized.
Don’t Forget About the Stairs
The stairs are an extension of your entryway, and they can be one of the first things someone sees when they enter your home. Make sure each step is clear of dirt and clutter. If you have wooden stairs, paint stair risers a deep, vibrant color to add contrast and character.
Replace Your Old Entry Door
If the heart of a home’s interior is the kitchen, then the heart of a home’s entryway is the entry door. The right entry door not only has the power to enhance curb appeal, but also allows you to express your design personality. Not sure what color suits your home best?
Add Natural Elements
Flowers, shrubs, topiaries and planters can bring life and personality to your entryway, while making it appear more welcoming to guests or those just passing by.
Install Outdoor Seating
Spring is just around the corner, and adding a porch swing, bench or patio furniture to your entryway is an easy way to make it more inviting in the warmer months. Furniture fosters community and can also add movement and fun to your porch. Whatever you choose to install, decorate it with colorful pillows and cushions for optimum comfort.
Give Landscaping a Facelift
You don’t want your landscape to conceal your home – you want it to complement and enhance it. Trim back bushes, shrubs and trees so your entryway is open and inviting. Consider adding solar-powered lights along the walkway and edging along the driveway for an elegant finishing touch.
Ready to replace your old entry door? Find out how to choose the right door for your home improvement project by visiting our Plan Your Project online resource center.
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