3 Easy Steps to Create an Inviting Entry to Your Home
The entry way in your home is where first impressions about you and your home are created. The home’s entry is where guests (and you) leave the external world and enter into the sacred space that flows into your home. These three tips will help you create an impressive entry.
1. Change Your Perspective. Look at the entry way to your home with “fresh eyes”. What do you see when you approach the entry for the “first time”? Does it convey your style? Does it welcome you? Does it inspire you? Is it beautiful and serene or is it cluttered and chaotic? Once inside the house, standing in the foyer or hall – what is it about that point in the home that appeals to your senses? Does it provide a truthful introduction to the rest of the home’s interior?
2. Start Outside. Create an intuitive and welcoming path to your front door. The path from the outdoors to the indoors should be one that warms your heart, and holds a promises to restore your weary soul. Remove clutter, keep the path and front door areas free of obstructions, keep the landscaping well manicured and chose outdoor decor that mirrors the design within your home.
3. The Entry. This is the place to use decor, furniture, fragrances and visual objects to help you, your family and guests decompress, to relax, and to leave the chaos behind. Choose a signature home scent and extend your signature decorating style to this area – make this room unmistakably yours. As with the outdoor decor, you also should mirror the interior style of your home in the entry.
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