Often, the entryway and passages, being passage areas, are somewhat put in the background.
Today I would like to focus on these two environments to make them always pleasant and harmonious (and maybe take the most advantage of them!).
The entryway is the very first room we come in contact with, and it’s the house’s calling card!
CORRECT THE DEFECTS
How to do it when long and narrow entryway or open on the long side of a hallway?
Irregular entryways or where a lot of doors open are definitely unpleasant to look at!
If we have this type of entryways (and it often happens), we have to regularize volumes and paths, let’s see how:
– Too long paths, such as hallways, can be “slowed down” and “modulated” with color, prints, consoles, mirrors, or architectural elements.
– It is an excellent thing to draw attention to one or two key points, such as a particular wall or a significant painting.
– Irregular spaces can also be harmonized by using a piece of furniture to fill an empty area or closing off an area to create a small closet.
– Uniform style, color, and finishes with the rest of the home.
PAY ATTENTION TO THESE DETAILS
– Of course, the more natural light there is, the better it is, but if it is not possible, check that the lighting is good, not just the central light point.
A false ceiling with recessed spotlights might be a good idea!
This even if the entryway gave directly into the living room: it would help visually delimit the space.
– Warm and light colors are always good, but since these areas are transit zones and the stay is short, you can even venture stronger colors to have an impact effect!
– Try to use low furniture, because tall ones, especially if there is little space, are too dominant.
If it is necessary to have a wardrobe, it is better to have a wall one; if it isn’t possible, the ideal is to mask it with the colors of the walls so that it is concealed and does not overlap too much.
– In the entryway, an “emptying pocket” is essential!
– If large furniture can be too pressing, remember to avoid too small accessories, they would be lost!
– If you want to draw attention to something, whatever it is, it needs to be big and very well lit, even better if it is effectively lit with a spotlight pointed at it.
– Never show the bathroom from the entrance, try to mask it as much as possible!
The connection to emphasize is always the one with the living room.
– Entryways and hallways can also provide other functions, such as a small study or a library area…
With small tricks, even the “strangest” entryway and hallway can become welcoming and very pleasant.
Do you need a hand with your entryway and passages? don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation!
This post is also available in: Italian