Whether you’re preparing to host family and friends, or just want to get into the holiday spirit, we are all looking for ways that we can make our homes welcoming and festive this season.
There are thousands of websites filled with ideas, and countless magazines showcasing incredible-looking themes — but sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.
If you’re not looking to break the bank, but want to make a festive impact, we suggest enhancing an often overlooked space: the entryway.
First impressions are made when people step into your home, and this makes the entryway the best place to start.
Here are our top three ways to make your home welcoming:
Entryways can be both welcoming and functional. They are also high traffic areas that are highly visible and set the tone for the rest of your home. Depending on your space, we suggest adding:
A stylish bench.
- This will not only look fantastic but will help your guests with putting on and taking off their boots.
A sleek console table.
- These slim tables are great for entryways, offering a place to drop your keys and display seasonal decor.
A helpful coat tree.
- Coat trees are not only practical for holding coats and scarves, they are also an on-trend focal point in your entryway.
Mirrors are a great way to bring light and sparkle into a space, and an entryway is an ideal space for a mirror, as people tend to check their appearance before leaving the house.
Mirrors come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours. You can mix and match them on a wall, or even lean them up against each other on a shelf or on the floor. The options are virtually endless.
Depending on your space, you can add a single large mirror, or multiple smaller mirrors. Alternating design and shape is on-trend and will bring visual interest to your entryway. Mirrors can also be hung or placed on a shelf or table.
There are no rules, so play around until you find the perfect arrangement.
Area rugs are often forgotten about, but they are very important as they make up an integral aesthetic of an entryway.
Stepping on the entryway rug is the first thing, and last thing, people do when they come to your home.
It is important to have a rug that can handle some wear and tear, while still looking fabulous.
Kalora rugs offer a stunning array of area rugs to suit any home. From wool, to jute, to synthetic fibres, they have it all.
Come into Smitty’s today and find the perfect additions to make your entryway welcoming and spectacular!