Arranging the entrance hall is very important, especially since it is the first thing that guests notice when entering your home. Small changes can be compelling.
From the composition of lanterns that add warmth and charm to a Wallcovering that gives texture and personality. These 12 ideas will transform your entryway with little effort.
1- DECORATE WITH MOLDINGS
Moldings have become a straightforward resource and, at the same time, a trend to decorate and personalize a space.
And forget the idea that moldings are a definitive resource. Choose them with a straight segment, and you will obtain an elegant and, at the same time, up-to-date effect to have the most modern decoration.
2- DARE DECORATIVE PANELS FOR HIS ENTRANCE
Covering the walls – or the main wall – of the hall with wainscoting will give a drastic change to your entryway while spending very little money.
3. ALLY WITH WALLPAPER
Wallpaper is a speedy way to breathe new life into your home entrance. You can cover a single wall, like here, and use it, in addition to decoration, to frame the hall space, especially in open areas.
4- PERSONALIZE THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSE WITH A PAINTING OR A COMPOSITION
A painting that you like, a composition of prints, a series of personal photos… Do not hesitate to decorate the entrance hall walls, and you will transform the space, bring warmth, and above all, personality.
Here, decorator Paula Duarte has adorned the entrance with a large painting that can be decorated. If the image contains one of the colors of the space, like here this taupe color, the effect will be more harmonious. Remember the 60% rule.
5- RENEW THE HALL FURNITURE WITHOUT CHANGING IT
If you are tired of the console or chest of drawers in the hallway, you can renew it without changing it.
If you are a do-it-yourselfer, dare to paint it by giving it a new finish, primarily if it is constructed of wood and has become obsolete. It will look new by simply painting it.
Another straightforward idea is to change only the handles, it doesn’t seem like much, but you will quickly see the change on your console.
6- FRAME YOUR ENTRANCE WITH A CARPET
Carpets have a great power to transform space, especially for the house’s entrance. It’s even very nice to be able to wipe our feet as soon as we get home. Take off your shoes and have a cozy carpet waiting for you.
Not only do they dress it up more, giving it a more “finished” and welcoming look, but they help visually delineate a space. And in the hallways, they also offer a warm welcome.
The ideal is to opt for a design with short hair – they accumulate less dirty than those with long hair – and not very thick so that it is not an obstacle when opening the door.
7- SEPT. DRESS THE WALLS WITH A PANELS
Decorating the hall with paneling is an easy idea and, at the same time, it is decorative convenient. And it is that a paneling will help you protect the walls from friction and blows.
Here, the decorator recovered the original woodwork and lacquered it white to give clarity and lightness to the room.
8- PAINT THE ENTRANCE HALL AND DELIMIT THE SPACE FROM THE REST OF THE ROOM
The paint works wonders. And for very little money, especially if you dare to do it yourself.
Here, decorator Elena Eyre has framed the entire room in this charcoal gray, transforming the space into an elegant, very comfortable box.
In addition, the contrast between gray and beige in the living room makes the living room even brighter.
9- PUT A DECORATIVE MIRROR AND MULTIPLY THE LIGHT
Decorative mirrors are a must-have for furniture. Instead of hanging it, one idea is to place it leaning on the piece of furniture at the entrance, the effect is more relaxed, and you avoid having to drill the wall (and therefore any unnecessary holes).
Window-type mirror types, like this one, never fail. The circles -because they have less support surface, it is better to hang them- are trendy and seem lighter. This rule also works for other rooms in the house.
10- CHANGE THE SHADE
Renewing the lampshade of the table lamp is another easy, quick, and very economical change that gives a spectacular result.
If you are glancing for a warmer effect, bet on a textile-type lampshade (also in velvet). They filter the light and create a more pleasant atmosphere.
11- CREATE ORDER AND WARMTH WITH BASKETS
Baskets are a very stylish trick that never fails to complete the decoration of a space, add storage, and gain warmth.
If you have an open piece of furniture, like the one in this room decorated by Marta Tobella, you can equip it with baskets, and thus you will get the most out of it, and it will always look tidy.
You can store everything from everyday shoes too small accessories, helmets, children’s backpacks…
12- USE LANTERNS AND CREATE A MORE WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSE
This is nothing new: candles are significant transformations of space. Under its flame, the areas change, becoming more welcoming, intimate, and enveloping. Use them, also in the lobby.
Choose decorative lanterns and decorate this empty entrance corner, or make a composition on the console, as the decorator Asun Antó did here. You can combine them with candlesticks to create a game of volumes and heights.