The Entryway
Why First Impressions are Lasting Impressions

 

September 19, 2017

The entryway is an incredibly important space within your home – it’s the first thing the potential home buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the entire feel of the property. These simple steps can revamp and rejuvenate your entryway so the buyer’s first impression is a positive one:

The Front Door – A Focal Point of Your Home: 
The front door is the first thing potential homebuyers focus on at any home’s entryway, so make it a statement piece! If you are feeling adventurous, paint your front door a bold color (think red, yellow, blue). Want to keep your home a bit more subdued? Add greenery to your front door via a seasonal wreath, or greenery on either side of the door to complement your style and make a statement within a reasonable budget.

Front Door

Beckon Guests Inside: 
Invest in stylish but functional furniture for the entryway, inviting guests inside to stay a while. Designing a space for dropping ones keys and coats, or adding a bench to take off shows or rest after a long journey home allows the homebuyer to envision themselves doing just those things. Find a runner rug to guide guests further into your home. Elegant console tables with drawers, an upscale coat rack, woven baskets, an antique rug – all these items make the house feel like a home. And never underestimate the power of hooks!

Beckon Inside

Cover the Bare Wall:
Investing in artwork or an elegant mirror can add a wow factor to your entryway. Hanging a piece or artwork or a large photograph opposite the front door will greet the homebuyers as they enter. Be careful not to get too creative – you don’t want to offend or turn-off buyers with something overly quirky. A mirror is a great alternative to artwork as it can make the space appear larger than it is, or invest in a large decorative clock so you are never late.

Bench and Molding

Shed Some Light On It:
The right lighting can give a warm and welcoming feel to the entryway, while also being highly functional. Is your entryway one story? Then add a sophisticated lamp to the console table. Two-story entryway? Go with an elegant chandelier or a classic pendant light for that timeless feel. The key is to make sure your entryway is well-lit.

Entryway Light

Make Your Entryway Work for You:
If you don’t have a large entryway, focus on character. Turn whatever space you do have into a welcoming entryway with a few choice pieces that reflect the elegance and character of your home.

Small Entryway Usage