7 WARM AND MEMORABLE HALLWAY ENTRY IDEAS
Your hallway is perhaps more symbolic than functional, and allowing both of these purposes to flourish will create balance — treat this space as the heart of your home, as it leads to the many different spaces and corners of your heart after all.
1. FRAMED ART BRINGS THE WORLD INSIDE
A solo painting, photograph or wall hanging will welcome both you and your guests with a sense of worldliness and energy, whether it’s bright and abstract — Picasso like — or black and white, luring people in with romance and intrigue. One artwork does so much, or a collection of pieces arranged surprisingly together are also a dynamic choice.
2. A WELCOMING RUG
Guests take their first step into a wooden or tiled entryway, which can be softened and brightened with a long, laid out rug or a sturdy square statement carpet. Choose a solid colour or a stripe or classic pattern in tones that don’t overwhelm but do sing hello from the outside to the inside.
3. AN EXOTIC INLAID TILE MOSAIC
Perhaps save the rug for the kitchen or dining room and give guests a welcoming mosaic tile inlay that perhaps is a teaser for the motifs and details throughout your home — your bathroom or sitting room or patterns on accessories. Any inlay you choose will be unique and memorable.
4. KEEP IT SIMPLE AND CLEAN
A wooden console table with one drawer for uncluttered storage and easy access will also sing “home” to guests, especially when topped with a vase bearing flowers.
5. LIGHT YOUR WAY
One elegant ceiling light — or a classic, standing lamp with a curved neck and voluptuous or sculptural shade can be the first warmth in your warm home. Or line the path with industrial yet elegant hanging shades. Keep the lighting low, yet crisp like the first sun of a morning.
6. MIRRORS BRIGHTEN AND PERSONALISE
Like a clear-eyed witness to all the familial, friendly and intriguing action moving in and out of your home, a simple framed mirror brings light and invites all guests to remember the vision of themselves as they visit you, occasion or every day.
7. A TOUCH OF LUXURY