Use Your Entryway to Make a Big Statement

Posted on: December 1, 2013
Foyer in a Custom Home Built by Cullen Brothers

When someone visits your home, the first thing they do is come in through the front door. Once they're inside, the entryway is the area they see before anything else. Because this part of your house sets the tone for the rest of it, the entryway should have a big enough impact that visitors are excited to see what the rest of your house has to offer.

Since the foyer is a transition into the rest of your house, it makes sense to keep the design consistent. It would be a little strange for your entryway to look completely different from the rest of your home. That being said, it doesn't mean this area can't have its own unique characteristics. On the contrary, not being afraid to be bold is what makes a foyer great. To help you get an idea of how you can make this area stand out, let's look at a few proven strategies right now: 

Utilize Contrast 

Regardless of the colors used throughout your home, it's possible to utilize contrast in your entryway. The way to do that is by figuring out what dark and light details you can pair with each other. The dark areas will catch visitors' attention, while the presence of light colors as well will keep things balanced. Speaking of balance, it's very important not to go too far in either direction with the colors. Otherwise, you'll end up with a space that's too bright or too gloomy. 

Hang a Mirror 

There are several reasons that the entryway is the perfect place to hang a mirror. First, it serves the practical purposes of allowing you to quickly check your hair and makeup before you step outside. Second, regardless of the space they're used in, mirrors make that area appear larger. So if you're concerned that your entryway feels a little cramped, this visual trick can eliminate that concern. Finally, mirrors are very easy to pair with other accents. Whether you're thinking about hanging some art around a mirror or placing flowers in front of it, you shouldn't have any trouble getting your idea to look great. 

Less Can Be More 

When many homeowners think of making a big impression with this space, they think that they need to add lots of accents and items in order to accomplish that goal. While it's easy to understand that line of thinking, it's actually not true. In fact, it's possible to make an even bigger statement by utilizing minimalism and simplicity. The reason that approach works so well is because it makes it possible to create a focal point for the area that has a major impact on anyone who sees it. 

With this information, you should be able to create the ideal design for your entryway. And keep in mind that if you're having a custom home built, you'll have even more control over the look of your foyer. For example, you can opt for a beautiful spiral staircase that comes directly into this area!

ABOUT WILLIAM CULLEN: Owner and President of Cullen Brothers, LLC building custom homes throughout the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area since 1997. Cullen Brothers take great pride in their work in a way that is equal to that of their clients. It is this level of commitment which sets them apart and is unmatched in the industry. Cullen Brothers are emotionally invested in helping you fulfill your dreams and providing you with a finished project built to the highest standards within the industry. Click Here for a FREE Consultation