The Warmest Welcome: 5 Tips for a Perfect Entry Hall
Create a space that invites calm and garners compliments with pieces from GlucksteinHome.
A guest’s first impression of your home is formed when they walk through your front door, so the entry hall is a prime place to put your good taste on display. Here are some ways to pull together every element.
A Modern Console
A sleek alternative to a monumental sideboard, an exposed frame console is subtly decorative and opens up the space of your entry hall. Warm-toned metals like brass and copper create an inviting minimalist feeling.
The Area Rug
Introduce pattern to your entry with a richly textured rug in light or medium tones. Choose a rug that suits the proportion of your room and doesn’t come too close to the furniture: Six to eight inches of space on all sides is generally sufficient.
A chic, understated table lamp provides a muted light that draws your guests in and highlights the other decorative elements in your entry hall. Dimmable ambient light sources like recessed pot lights work with the light of the console lamp to cast a soft, welcoming glow throughout the room.
Related: Read our guide to selecting the perfect table lamp.
Take a Seat
A simple bench with clean lines provides a moment of rest and comfort whether coming or going. Choose materials that complement your console and a size that doesn’t overwhelm the space.
The Hall Mirror
As the main focal point of the room, a large mirror gives the illusion of depth and reflects the gentle lighting you’ve created. Choose a mirror that visually complements the console’s brushed metal lines and angles for a cohesive and modern feeling. The mirror also has a practical use, of course, as a place to make any last-minute adjustments before leaving the house.
Start with functional pieces that are also pretty, like an artisanal box for storing mail and keys. You can include something personal, like a favourite book or small sculpture, and always accent with a bit of greenery.
Photography by A Plus Creative.