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Video: Entrance Hall Layout - Ideas To Optimize It
First impression on arrival in the house, the entrance hall is a transition zone often overlooked by decoration enthusiasts. Whether large, limited, with or without stairs, the hall deserves special attention in terms of layout and decoration. On the program: trendy colors, custom furniture, smart storage ideas, accessories as practical as they are aesthetic. Here are our top tips for easily designing an entrance hall without breaking your budget!
Neat and optimized entrance hall layout ideas
The lobby is certainly the first room that welcomes us when we come home and the last we see before leaving for work. This is where we undress, put on and take off. This is where you drop off your keys, grocery bags or mail. This is also where we receive our guests. This is why, we must not skimp on its layout or its decoration. This corner of the house must be as welcoming as it is functional and equipped with furniture adapted to its size and configuration. However, when it comes to a small entrance hall with a staircase, we do not have to limit ourselves to a single stool and a wall coat rack. In this case, we divert the space under the stairs into a Schmidt made-to-measure dressing room, we choose the right storage and we decorate galore!
Invest in storage furniture
Whatever the size of your entry, fitting out a dressing room or a cupboard under the stairs is an excellent idea to optimize your entire interior. Because basically, even the blindest spaces of the house deserve to be intelligently used and decorated. Small budgets can take a tour of the flea markets and opt for a mottled piece of furniture for a tidy and original entry at the same time. A vintage wooden sideboard or dresser will do just fine. In addition to tidying up and giving character to the space, it goes very well with the industrial style. It also becomes a superb place to install your decorative objects: brass lamp, bouquet of dried flowers, baskets, fabric racks, etc. For a comfortable entrance hall,consider inviting a small bench on which young and old can easily sit when taking off their shoes and personal belongings. There are even all-in-1 furniture that combines a bench, mirror, coat rack and storage space.
Take care of the lighting
Entrance halls are often poorly lit, as they are located in small or narrow spaces. But there is no way you can leave your home without taking a look at your outfit or your makeup! Having good lighting in this part of the house is therefore of crucial importance for the members of the family. We then opt for fairly large luminaires, which do not filter the light or for bulbs with yellow light rather than white light in order to establish a friendly atmosphere. Another option? Very trendy in recent seasons, the metal lamp is certainly the key to bringing a touch of modernity to the interior space. Once invited into the hall, on a piece of furniture or a shelf, it transforms it into a room in its own right. The copper lamp, like the vintage sideboard,suitable for both an industrial atmosphere and a Scandinavian interior.
Accessorize to make it a welcoming and modern place
And because they set the tone in every interior, accessories and decorative items should not be overlooked in the entrance hall either! To boost its role of welcoming, we dare the color and we favor natural materials. In addition to storage and furniture saves space, why not opt for a small console where you can store a few books, travel souvenirs or plants without doing too much so that the space remains fairly uncluttered. If space does not allow it, we think of investing the walls. A trompe l'oeil paper, a metal sun mirror or a wall of frames are just a few of the decorating ideas to consider in order to confirm the cozy and warm character of the entrance. And as the latter is a transit zone,the floor is treated with a colored carpet in natural fibers so that comfort and good humor operate from the front door.