If your home is lacking a natural entryway, you can easily create the look of one with a few easy design hacks. Here are some creative ideas to get you started:
1. Start with Furniture Placement
One of the easiest ways to create the illusion of an entryway is to change your furniture placement. Use the back of your sofa to create the feeling of a "wall" that divides the entrance from the living room space. You can also achieve a similar effect with a set of chairs. If there's enough room, you may also consider placing a long table along the backside of the couch. This further divides the space while also giving you a convenient place to put your keys when you walk in the door.
2. Add a Bookcase
Once you've moved your living room furniture, you might also consider adding a stylish bookcase on the other side. This will create the illusion of a second wall, giving you a clearly defined entry space. It also gives you plenty of options to add some personality to your home. Get creative by adding unique items like pottery, statues or even small potted plants to the shelves.
3. Install an Entry Pad or Area Rug
Another excellent way to define your entry space is to put a different type of flooring, like brick, in the area where your door swings in. This can create an interesting aesthetic in the home and will also help keep dirt from being tracked into the rest of the living area. This type of project will take a bit more effort than the first two options, but the results are often well worth it. If you're not interested in taking on a project of this magnitude, you can achieve a similar effect with an area rug that covers the entry space.
4. Use Your Outdoor Space
If your home's layout doesn't make any of the previous ideas feasible, you can still create an entry space by taking advantage of the area immediately outside your front door. Do you happen to have a large open porch? Consider walling it in!
If you don't have a porch, you can also make a statement by turning the area immediately in front of your door into a focal point. Install a gorgeous mosaic pad in front of the door, add a statue or water feature, and install some attention-grabbing landscaping or beautiful plants inside large decorative pots.
Complement Your Entryway with New Window Shades
Once you've created your new entryway, you'll likely feel inspired to continue updating other parts of your home. Adding high-quality interior and exterior shades can help create a whole new look while also blocking out the sun's harmful UV rays. No matter what fabric, design or color scheme you have in mind, we have the right shades to perfectly complement your home. Contact us today at 702-260-6110 to schedule a free, in-home consultation.