Are you busy planning for holiday guests? Well, while you’re moving the furniture around and changing your decor, don’t forget about your entryway. That’s the place you make your first impression, so give it the attention it deserves. Try these tips from CORT to ensure a grand entrance whether your entryway is large or small.
Preparing Your Entryway for Guests
- Make sure your entryway gives a glimpse of your family’s personality. Whether you’re a group of social butterflies or a quirky bunch, let your personalities show as soon as guests walk in the door. Your entryway should also be functional for your family.
- Make it a place where you can neatly drop off shoes, coats and keys as you walk in the door.
- Keep the entry clutter-free. Use coat hooks and a small shelf to help keep things organized.
- Consider a fresh coat of paint. You can even make paint work in a smaller space with a bit of creativity.
- If you have a smaller space, go big with your decor by including a large mirror, a larger piece of artwork or a large rug.
This should get you off to a good start, but you can go further with these suggestions by visiting the CORT blog and reading the post, Making a Grand Entrance: Your Entryway Says It All. You’ll find tips on pulling your personality into the entrance as well as how to maximize small spaces (I especially love the idea their suggestion about your front interior door). Check it out now and let me know which changes you decide to make to your entryway.
Anitra has been sharing useful ideas for moms at The Mama Zone since 2009. She’s a wife, mom of two and an elementary school teacher, turned homeschooling mom. She’s also an online influencer and ebook author who enjoys writing to help other moms and to build strong families.