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DIY Home Décor to Instantly Upgrade Your Entryway

DIY Home Décor to Instantly Upgrade Your Entryway

What’s the first thing people see when they enter your home? Is there clutter? Are your kids shoes and backpacks strewn across the floor? Or is it boring and drab?

There are many DIY home décor ideas that get hidden away in rooms guests will never see. However, the entryway to your home sends an immediate signal when your guests walk through the door. It should be cared for and designed in a way that shows off your unique flair. Instead of looking like a dropping ground for your family’s belongings, your entryway should be inviting and welcoming for anyone who enters.

Make an instant upgrade today using these five tips.

1. Make It Seasonal

Each month of the year brings new inspiration for décor. Set a festive tone from the moment your guests walk in with small seasonal updates to your entryway. For example, add lanterns with pumpkins for Halloween, or yellow flowers for April. Refreshing your entryway month after month will keep your home looking up-to-date and modern with minimal effort.

Traditional Spaces on Houzz

Traditional Spaces on Houzz

2. Light a candle

Welcome each person into your home with a fresh smell and subdued lighting. Candles create an instant, cozy glow to your space. When it’s one of the first things your guests see as they walk in, you’ll immediately put them at ease.
Traditional Spaces by Overland Park Interior Designers & Decorators Interior Options

Traditional Spaces by Overland Park Interior Designers & Decorators Interior Options

3. Use Hooks

Hanging hooks over a small bench in your entryway makes your home functional and chic. You can hang purses and bags on the hooks, or you can spruce it up and use them for décor. Hang a wreath off one of the hooks to represent the season. Or, hang pictures to show the happier moments with your family. Hooks are easy to personalize. They offer a fun way to make instant upgrades to your entryway.

Traditional Entry by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd

Traditional Entry by Minneapolis Architects & Building Designers Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Ltd

4. Hang A Chalkboard

Chalkboards are ideal for entryways because they allow you to leave notes and reminders for your family. Better yet, they can easily be updated to touch on the event you are about to host. If you’re having a birthday party, personalize your home by publicly wishing the person you’re celebrating Happy Birthday. Chalkboards are versatile but chic with their black and white color.

Traditional Entry by Dc Metro Home Builders Finecraft Contractors, Inc.

Traditional Entry by Dc Metro Home Builders Finecraft Contractors, Inc.

5. Add A Mirror

If your entryway is small, make it look twice the size by adding a mirror. Hang a mirror on the wall or add a floor to ceiling mirror for an extra large upgrade. Mirrors reflect the other wall adding extra dimension and space to an otherwise narrow spot in your home.

Transitional Entry by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Shirley Meisels

Transitional Entry by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Shirley Meisels

Entryways are fun because the space is small and can easily be updated. With a simple upgrade to your entryway your guests will feel more at ease from the moment they walk through your front door.

How have you upgraded your entryway? Tell us in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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