The entryway, vestibule, foyer… Whatever you call it, is usually the first thing your guests see when they enter your home.
What does your entryway say about you? Is it as well decorated as the rest of your home? Do you have vases of fresh flowers on a table? Have you created vignettes to create a warm and welcome feel? Or has this space become underutilized and neglected?
These often ignored or forgotten spaces get less of our attention than our kitchens, bedrooms, family and living rooms. Perhaps this is because we often don’t enter our own homes through the front door, entering instead, through side doors, mud rooms and garages. How many of you do this? How many of you insist that your close friends and family members slip into your home this way? Perhaps it’s because you want to make them feel welcome and a part of our own homes. There’s a certain formality that comes with entering through the front door. When we entertain friends, host parties or events in our homes we do tend to use the front door. Maybe we need to leave our front doors open more often… Or perhaps we need to entertain more often – There’s no time better than summertime!
How do your own friends enter your home? Do they come in through the side doors or do they come in through the front door?
Your entryway doesn’t have to be elaborate or fussy – it can be a simple as you’d like, but it should best represent you and your home and give a warm and inviting feel.
Let’s pay homage to the entryway, as grand or simple as she may be!