Remember that new-home feeling? The excitement, the possibilities, and how welcoming it felt when you first walked in? You can feel it again, and you won’t even have to pack!
Redecorating is a great way to make you fall in love with your home all over again! Over time certain areas can feel stale or might not function as they need to for how you live now. Plus, as often as we are in our homes our needs change, and our house might need to as well.
One of the things many of our clients are doing now is repurposing spaces to suit their needs. Maybe it’s a dining room into a relaxation space, or guest bedroom into a home office. We are also revitalizing spaces with bright and happy colors that promote a sense of cheer.
Start at the Beginning
The front entryway of your home makes the first impression on guests. Now that spring is in view, there’s no excuse to neglect this space. With the hope of entertaining in our homes again, it’s worthwhile to make the front entryway just as endearing and welcoming as the rest of your living space. Here are some tips:
1. Upgrade the stairs by adding a runner
Often the first thing that folks see when you open your door is the staircase. If your stairs are bare or covered in an outdated carpet, it can make the rest of the space look uninviting. Now is the time for an upgrade. A gorgeous runner can bring your entryway back to life.
2. Hang new light fixtures
Beyond functionality, lighting can make or break the mood of your front entryway. If the single pendant light fixture isn’t doing it for you anymore, consider a different style, such as sconces.
3. Make Your Statement
The entry is where you make introductions. What does your entry say about you? Does it tell people that your life revolves around your family or that you love nature or share your travels? Whether it is through a fabulous table or bench or your choice of art and accessories, this is the opportunity to tell your story.
4. Don’t forget the welcome decor
Beyond the natural features, don’t forget about the accent pieces that complete the entryway. A welcome mat that greets guests at the door, or a sign that can be seen from the edge of your driveway can emphasize the inviting oasis you want to achieve from the outside of your home. “Don’t forget to hang a springtime wreath on the front door!”
While a small space, the entryway can be rather intimidating if you’ve never decorated it before. Don’t stress about it or any other space. Call a Deborah at Decorating Den Interiors today. It’s your home, so it should feel like yours, not from a showroom. We help bring out your style and vision for your home so you will rekindle why you fell in love in with your home in the first place.