When you walk into your front door, what is the first impression you get? Is it as welcoming as you would like it to be? How do you imagine guests feel when they first step into your home? If the impression your entryway gives isn’t quite as welcoming as you would like it to be, the good news is that there are things you can do to fix that.
Provide Adequate Lighting
In order for a space to feel welcoming, it must first feel safe. One of the things that makes a huge difference for safety is adequate lighting. If your entryway is poorly lit, either inside or outside, the space is more hazardous for anyone who goes through it. Natural light can go a long way towards beautifully lighting your entryway, especially if you have sidelights or window panes in the door itself. A different approach is necessary at night, which means you’ll need to make sure you have good overhead lighting to make up for the lack when things get dark.
Make Space for Belongings
People tend to have at least one or two things with them when they come to visit. Whether it’s coats and jackets, purses, shoes, or bags, they’re going to need to put their items somewhere until they leave. Providing space for people to put their belongings is a great way to make your entryway feel more welcoming. It gives people permission to literally take a load off, instantly relaxing them as they enter your home. Shoe cubbies, mudrooms, and coat racks are just some of the options you can utilize.
What makes a house feel like a home? There are a ton of answers to that question, but one of them is how the space is decorated. Your home’s entryway is the first glimpse people get into the style of your home. Adding decorations like welcome mats, rugs, a houseplant or two, a mirror, or even a small table can be a great way to give your entryway a welcoming feeling that people will appreciate. Even if they only recognize it subconsciously. Just make sure that what you use is appropriate for the space you have. You don’t want to overdo it and make it feel cramped.
Whether it’s welcoming guests into your home or members of your household returning home after a long day, your entryway is a great space to make your entire home feel more welcoming. Make sure you have adequate lighting, space for belongings, and decorations that complete the aesthetic. That way, all those who walk in the door will be more comfortable as they enter your home.
Sometimes making your home feel more welcoming takes more than surface-level revamps. Contact Us to see how we can help you plan your home remodel so it’s just right.