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7 Entryway Decorating Ideas For a Welcoming First Impression

June 23, 2020

Your home’s entryway is typically the first place a homeowner or guest passes through when entering a home. Besides a place to take off your shoes, it also imparts the first impression of your home, thereby setting the tone for the rest of your space.

The Tamarind, Seri Tanjung Pinang by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd
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If you're not excited or inspired when you walk through the front door, maybe it's time to shake things up with a makeover! Take design inspiration from this well-designed entryways ideas to create a great first impression of your home.

1. Hang an oversize mirror

If your entryways tend to be on the small side, consider installing a mirror to make a narrow space look larger and brighter. A floor to ceiling mirror is excellent to get a glance at your outfit before you head out, while a big circular mirror is convenient when you need to do a final hair check before you walk out your door, besides adding a luxurious feel to the space.

28 BLVD, Pandan Perdana by Archmosphere-ds
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Take design cues from this entryway idea that feature a round mirror attached to a cabinet that gives the small entryway ample depth and an elevated cool factor.

2. Keep flowers on display

A well-arranged bouquet of flowers is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it will keep your entryway looking and smell wonderfully fresh. Between the sweet scent and colourful petals, a bouquet of flowers is a surefire way to establish a welcoming atmosphere to your home. If investing in fresh blooms every week is way over your budget, there are plenty of artificial or dry flowers that will have the same effect, but last longer.

Summerskye Residence, Bayan Lepas by EMPT Studio
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Gain inspiration from this gorgeous entryway where a vase of dry flowers adds a welcoming touch to the entryway while a built-in cabinet ensures that keys and wallets are always conveniently accessible when leaving home.

3. Give your guests a ‘bright’ welcome

Lighting is everything, so if you're looking to create a grand entrance, consider investing in a dramatic lighting fixture to add some sparkle on your entryway. Take design cues from this modern home that feature a dramatic black chandelier on the entryway that gives the illusion of a grander, larger space.

KLGCC Resort, Bukit Kiara by Viinc Studio Sdn. Bhd.
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4. Create a comfortable seating area

A simple way to make guests feel comfortable and welcomed is to have a seat positioned prominently in your entryway. On top of that, a seating area by the entryway provides a practical opportunity to sit down while putting on or taking off shoes.

Tropicana Bay Residences by Nevermore Group
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Take style notes from this 455 sq. ft. home where Nevermore Group outfitted the small entryway with a cosy sofa complete with glitter throw pillows, coffee table and chic pendant light to introduce a glamorous and casual vibe to the space, making coming and leaving home feel more relaxed.

5. Introduce storage solutions

When it comes to entryway design, consider installing a built-in storage unit to keep clutter out of sight. Besides shoes and umbrellas, concealed storage by the entryway is a convenient way to store hats, recycled bags, sports equipment and other items off the floor.

The Tamarind, Seri Tanjung Pinang by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd
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Take design inspiration from this contemporary home that features built-in storage and shelf units that are perfect for keeping the entryway look neat and organized besides welcoming guests with an unforgettable and stylish entry!

6. Introduce pops of colour

If your hallway is white or neutral, introduce pops of colour with plants. This makes for an inexpensive way of adding colour, especially if you have a small, almost nonexistent entryway as pictured in this landed home. Here, an assortment of artificial tall indoor trees, arts and a chic wooden cabinet lend a homey vibe to the space.

Setia Eco Park, Setia Alam by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd
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7. Decorate the area with a statement art

A statement art is the perfect finishing touch for a well-designed entryway. It doesn’t take up floor space and sets a tone for the rest of your home. It also makes an entryway feel truly unique, so when choosing a statement art for your entryway, select something that best expresses your personal style and interest.

Setia Mayuri by Sachi Interiors
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Take design notes from this Balinese themed residence that feature an illustrative black and white gallery wall that truly complements the rest of the home.

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