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5 Decor Elements That Give Your Hallway Character

5 Decor Elements That Give Your Hallway Character

After being greeted by the outside of your home or apartment, your entryway is the second most important impression you can give.  It tells your guests that you're a warm and fuzzy kind of person; happy or depressed; neat freak or that you're just smart and got it together.  It tells them to relax, you're in safe, friendly territory here.

What do you think these entryways say about who lives there?

Against The Grain Blogspot via Holly Mathis Interior

Against The Grain Blogspot via Holly Mathis Interior

Here's 4 ways to make your entryway inviting:

1.  Add dramatic wall colors or patterns or wainscot

2.  Add a surprise with the unexpected

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Pinterest

3. Add a striking area rug or floor runner (Even a plain one can be painted or stenciled.)

House & Garden via South Shore Decorating

House & Garden via South Shore Decorating

4.  Warm up the ambiance with lighting that makes everyone look beautiful when they face the mirror.

Discovered on Places In The Home via Traditional Home

Discovered on Places In The Home via Traditional Home

Is it Christmas yet!!  Well, this lighting would be cool anytime of the year:

Pinterest via the Red Head Can Decorate.com

Pinterest via the Red Head Can Decorate.com

Did you notice the many types of accessories and practical furnishings you can put in your entryway?  Yes, some of the examples certainly have the space.  Don't let that deter you, just scale down (or upscale) to space you do have.

5.  Here's a short list of functional accessories that can give your hallway more character:

  • A single picture or gallery of pictures or family portraits
  • Mirrors, plats and wall writings
  • Tables, chests, benches and chairs
  • keys in an attractive box

When your entryway says "Hello Honey, You're Home," it's a warm greeting and you get that feel good feeling all over your body! 

Wondering about my entryway?  It says, Shirley, please unpack that large mirror, change out the lighting and get a new rug or paint the old one!  Gotta' go folks, my entryway is calling to me!

So what's your entryway saying?

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Novice To Novice:  Create Your Own Fresh Flower Arrangement!

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