Step into a comfortable, clutter-free zone as soon as you enter the front door.
If one imagines the living room as the main course of a home, the entryway should be considered an amuse-bouche—a small taste of what’s to come. But too often, foyers and entryways are treated as an afterthought, becoming cluttered, transitory spaces. It’s time to create a memorable first impression and rethink the entrance as a true welcome home.
As devout followers of the saying "a place for everything and everything in its place," we appreciate a well organized entryway that creates a sense of calm. This may mean adding wall hooks, a shoe rack, or a small floating shelf for keys and other personal effects.
If a wall is the first thing you see upon opening the door, paint it and hang a favorite piece of art or a mirror. Having a reflective surface expands the perception of space and strategically invites light into the home. Plants and fresh flowers also go a long way towards creating a refreshing, welcoming atmosphere—returning home to a fragrant floral arrangement is a highly underrated experience.
Finally, don’t overlook door hardware. It’s the first thing you’ll touch when entering or leaving the space, so don’t hesitate to splurge on a high-quality handle and deadbolts for security and style. There’s a multitude of modern, smart home hardware available today that can lock and unlock your door automatically, making fumbling for your keys while your hands are full a concern of the past.
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