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Beautiful Entryways - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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Create a Good First Impression


After visitors walk in your front door, the entryway (or foyer) is the first feeling they get about your home. Make sure it’s a good first impression by focusing on this small, but oh so important, part of your house! Since the entryway is often a smaller space, you can afford to be extravagant and add drama.

Consider these ideas:
- Use bold and rich colors or striking black and white.
- Add mirrors to make the room appear larger.
- Explore the idea of shiny, lacquer or faux finish walls.
- Accent with a touch of metallic finishes, including gold, silver, bronze or copper.
- Install a front door that looks distinctive even from the inside.
- Purchase a dramatic light fixture or lamp.

It’s nice to include a table and at least one chair or bench where people can stop to put on their shoes, but too much furniture will collect junk on a daily basis. A coat rack or umbrella rack can add welcome functionality.

Dramatic Black & White Entry Hall - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
 
Entry Door with Top Window - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
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When selecting colors for your foyer, think about coordination with the rooms you can see from your entry hall, probably your living room and maybe your dining room.

If you’re thinking about a remodeling project, you can redesign your front door for more drama, even adding side and top windows to bring in more light.

If you don’t have a separate foyer, be clever in your decorating to make this area appear as a separate space, using your flooring, furniture and artwork selection.

Want to make a good first impression? Focus on redesigning your entryway this season! Please contact us for more ideas or for help with your next design project.

December 2015
 
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