A small house also means you have a small entryway into your house, and this is nothing you should regret. Of course you want it to be as welcoming and as roomy enough. Thankfully, there are ideas you can try to leave a big impression on your small entryway. Check these out!
1. Big Illusion
Adding a huge mirror right in your entryway is actually a smart idea. There are many fashionable mirrors that will look good for real and in your Instagram. You can choose one and add it in the space to make the small spot seems bigger.
If you choose the design and frame finish carefully, you may as well get the right decoration item for the entryway. While it gives bigger air technically, it also adds value while you are welcoming your guests. Choose one that fits in your interior styling.
2. Floating Shelves
Floating shelves and cupboards are recommended items in a small space, including your small entryway. Adding a floating cabinet in your entryway will make sure you get the storage you need without cramping the space more.
In fact, this kind of cabinet will help in giving the bigger impression to the room by being a floating one. For best result, it will be great to get a cabinet or shelves that are finished in soft and bright hue. Don’t worry about interior styling, there are many stylish options out there for this one.
3. Big Art Plays It Big
Optical illusion is a huge point to play for a small entryway. You should never miss it. While a big mirror is a great idea, hanging a huge art work can be as great alternative. For best illusion, you can opt for tall art to hang on your wall.
It takes up the wall height and space, making a bold impression to your guests, and it actually makes the room seems bigger and taller. With this, you can create a spacious looking artsy space almost effortlessly. Watch where you hang it..
4. Seat and Storage
A bigger house may have all the space for you to put storage and a seat where you can sit while tying your shoe lace, but a small entryway has limited space. Therefore, adding double function item will be beneficial. It saves some of the space without compromising the efficiency.
In your entryway, you can add a bench that can function as entry seat while the space below can be used as your additional storage. Throw a huge basket under so you can store stuffs. In alternative, you can add shelves so you can make sure all shoes and sandals get a place too.
5. Hang at the Entryway
This idea is popular mostly on boho and farmhouse style, but it gets even more popular in other interior styles too. Basically, you only need to add a few hooks on your entry so you can hang coats and all.
While adding merely hooks are fine, complete it with base board like this one is nice. Make sure it fits with the rest of the room element, and it creates a consistent yet efficient entryway. A small one won’t felt that way anyway.
6. An Entry with Places for Everything
The best look for a small entryway is a clean and clear one. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous you decorate it, it will still look cramped without a good organization. Yes, you need shelves and storage, hooks, and more.
This small entry has the seat, even though it can be upgraded with seat and storage. Above, it has the hooks to hang your coats, scarves, and hats, and it gets small cubes for your keys and other smaller things. Now you take care of those little clutters well.
7. Bold Finish
One of the best ways to make your guests forget that your entryway is actually pretty small is by distracting them. You can always do this with art, but a simple and carefully planned wall finish can give the same effect too.
This entry is actually really small, but it doesn’t look so as it is finished in bright white color. For contrasting element, the house owner adds turquoise scallop wallpaper on top of the white wall. Now all eyes will be on this wall and forgetting the size of the room.
8. Bright and Fresh
Both factors are beneficial for a small entry. First, it gives the impression that your space is bigger than it actually is. Second, bright space feels less cramped. Combine these two factors in your entry and you are a winner.
Finish the room with bright colors and its soft combination. This small entryway also incorporates some greens on it, so the room feels fresher as in the outdoor. An outdoor feeling makes people feel like they are in a free and large space. They won’t even notice that your entry is actually really small.
9. Don’t Avoid Dark Hue
Yes, bright colors work like magic on small spaces, but it doesn’t mean you have to say no to dark colors all the time. In fact, it can be a great contrast in the room, distracting people attention from the room size to the room detail.
This entry pair matte black and white wall finishes, which make the room more vibrant and modern. The black matte wall gets the same pattern as the grey floor, and the entire elements are well matched. Your guests will enjoy the room despite the actual size of it.
9. Family Frames
While your guests enter the house, it will be nice to show off some of the family best pictures as well. Print them and put them on frames, and then set those frames up the wall. This will distract your guests’ eyes from the size of the room to those photos.
While it helps in distracting the eyes, it actually looks good. It adds value in your room and it makes decoration detail that can never go wrong. Just make sure to get the right frames that fit your interior style.