How to Set the Tone for the Rest of Your Home with Your Entryway


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As homeowners, it is easy to overlook the entryway as a vital part of the flow for the rest of the house, as we typically spend little time in our front-door area of our homes.


In reality, the entryway sets the tone for the rest of the household for all friends, family, and neighbors that may visit. Recognizing the importance of this space can motivate you to cultivate new ideas, in making it both inviting and unique, while offering a small taste of what the rest of the home has to offer.


Here are a few tips to for creating an entryway that sets the tone for the rest of your home.


Start with the Front Door

First and foremost, don’t limit yourself to merely the inside of the home. Your front door will give your visitors a strong first impression of what they can expect when they enter. One of the easiest ways to create the intended vibe is with color.


Choosing a hue that stands out is a great way to make your home appear creative, unique, and even inviting. A vivid color can then be incorporated into the entryway design, and you can use it as a starting point for decorations and accents throughout your home.

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Keep it Consistent

Next, be sure that your entryway flows with the rest of your home through patterns, colors, decorative style, and furniture. If the entry area has a different style than the rest of the home, it will seem noticeably out of place.


Consider decorating your entryway before the rest of your home to ensure that you love the design and color scheme. After you feel confident that you have struck the proper balance with your creative choices, extend those patterns, colors, and designs throughout your home.


The furniture in your entryway should match the rest of your home's decor in terms of design. For example, if your home has a more natural, earthy feel, make sure to include those elements in the entryway, utilizing accents such as woven baskets, raffia rugs, linen throw blankets, or stone vases. This will ensure that the flow of the home is natural and consistent.


Light the Way

Finally, including different types of light fixtures in the entryway can have a powerful impact on the overall feel of the area. Lighting the area effectively by adding multiple ceiling lights in cohesion with your home’s style will create warmth and make the space inviting. If the entry is dimly lit with an old fixture, the space will seem gloomy and antiquated. Your choice of lighting will also set the tone for the rest of the home, whether that is modern, mid-century modern, farmhouse, or otherwise.


Another great option is to incorporate different lamps into the space. Standing lamps can act as furniture themselves or can accompany a small bench or accent chair. Table lamps ensure that the space is well-lit and comfortable. Lamps can be neutral in style, or the main color of your color scheme, like blue or red. A fun-colored lamp is a creative way to give the room light and life for your guests.

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Contact Us to Bring Your Entryway to Life

Whether you are renovating a few rooms in your home or designing a custom home, at Ryan A. Jones and Associates, we can help you incorporate an inviting entryway that will set the tone for the rest of your home. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.