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10 tips for entry that welcomes

By Cathy Hobbs, Tribune News Service
Published: April 6, 2024, 5:59am
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A mix of metallic tones creates an inviting and soothing sense of entry.
A mix of metallic tones creates an inviting and soothing sense of entry. (Handout photo) Photo Gallery

Entries are the very first impression a visitor has upon arrival. An impression is typically made within the first three seconds, either positive or negative. When it comes to entries don’t feel that you must overcrowd or overwhelm, in fact, in many instances “less is more.”

When looking to create the ideal minimal, yet impactful entry to a home, here is list of top 10 Design Recipes tips.

  • Select a color palette that includes a maximum of three colors.
  • Select furniture of the appropriate size and scale.
  • Use neutral colors to not overwhelm.
  • Consider incorporating mirrors to help make the entry space feel bigger.
  • Add a case such as a console or sideboard to help make the entry feel more “grounded.”
  • Choose a strong inspirational piece of art to serve as the centerpiece of your design and create a “wow” factor.
  • Incorporate greenery to add texture and interest.
  • Utilize vignettes and groupings of decorative elements. A grouping of three is common.
  • Incorporate furniture of the proper size and scale.
  • Add seating such as a bench or chairs to help create a sense of entry.