Entrance halls are notoriously difficult to find a suitable style, however, as they are the gateway to your home you need to ensure that you make a good impression from the moment you open your front door. Adding a touch of sparkle to your entrance hall isn’t as difficult as you may think, with the correct use of reflective surfaces you can lighten your hallway and turn it into a welcoming and very stylish entrance to your home.
This is a matter of personal choice as well as being dependant on the style of your home. Wooden floors are easy to keep clean and you can always add cheap rugs with anti-slip backing to make your entrance look homely and inviting. Look for hall rugs that are machine washable or easy to clean as your hallway is classified as a high traffic area so you need a rug that will withstand a lot of use.
Keep hallways light and airy by using white or pale colours. As well as being practical for a quick glance at your image before you leave the sanctuary of your home, mirrors can play a huge part in making your hallway lighter and brighter. Choose mirrors with frames to coordinate with the style of your home and colour scheme.
If you have windows in your hallway or glass panels down the sides of your front door simple modern net curtains or voile panels will keep prying eyes out of your home during the daytime. These lightweight curtains won’t make your hall too dark. Use non-fussy and unobtrusive curtain rails to hang the panels from. If you have a glass insert in or above your front door coordinating voile panels or net curtains will look stylish without being an eyesore.
A ceiling light just inside your front door is ideal. If you have a long narrow hallways try using wall lights or table lights to give sufficient light to enable you to move about freely and not be in full sight of passers-by.
Mirrored hall tables will add a touch of sparkle especially as the sunlight bounces off from it. Simple, yet stylish, mirrored tiles applied to a slimline hall table is all you need to bring a stunning look to you hallway. Don’t forget that fresh seasonal flowers always add a cheerful look to your home along with a delicate fragrance.