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Tips to Create a Welcoming Entryway

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 by steve klein


A welcoming entryway helps make homes in Leander TX more inviting to family and friends. Whether your home has a beautiful two-story foyer or lacks a defined entry area, you can make the space shine with a few clever hacks.

Try these tips to make the area inside your front door feel welcome-worthy:

Start by defining the area with a rug or mat. Choose an easy-to-clean material that reflects the tone you want to set in the rest of the house. If your foyer is large, you may even decide to double up and use a small mat inside the door in addition to a larger area rug.

Add a small table or shelf to serve as a drop-off point. If you use this entrance every day, include a basket for your keys and other small items. When guests visit, they can leave their purses or hats on the table.

Provide a place to hang coats, backpacks, dog leashes or umbrellas. This can be a row of hooks in the wall or a free-standing coat rack in the corner.

A pair of attractive chairs or a small bench will serve nicely as place to sit down and put on your shoes or take them off. Benches with storage compartments are especially handy in the entryway.

Hang a mirror on the wall to further define the space. It’s also convenient for you and your guests to do a quick appearance check when arriving or heading out.

Brighten the space with a table or floor lamp. While large foyers often have ceiling light fixtures or even beautiful chandeliers, small entryways don’t always have a light of their own. Positioning a lamp on the table or floor will make the area more welcoming.

Finally, decorate your newly defined entry space with a few art objects, a vase of flowers, a fresh plant or seasonal décor. Change the items with the seasons so your guests are always greeted by something new and interesting. 

Your next house can be a custom home with the foyer of your dreams. Call Steve Klein Custom Home Builder today at 512-844-6813 to learn more about your options for new homes in Leander TX.