Choosing the right entryway decor is a great way to make a good first impression on guests, while also telling them a little bit about yourself. At the same time, you have to be careful not to overdo your entryway decor, because the space can quickly become cramped and unwelcoming. We’re here to give you a few tips to get you started.
Choose a Statement Wall
Most of the time, your front door opens upon a small landing where people enter, shed their shoes and coats, and pause before moving on to the rest of your home. There is usually a wall or partial wall that separates this space from the main body of your house, along with different flooring. Whichever wall you’re facing when you walk in is the wall you want to turn into your statement wall.
Choose a Backdrop
Statement walls can work in a few different ways. One way to make the wall stand out is by using a different material aside from paint. For instance, using faux wood planks to create a reclaimed wood look is a perfect way to make your statement wall pop without too much work. Otherwise, you may want to use some panel moulding to frame out your statement wall and add a punch of color here or there.
Add Your Personal Touch
Once the backdrop is complete, now you have to choose some artwork or family photos to hang on your statement wall. If you used panel moulding, you have already created spaces to hang your photos, but if you used a wood plank wall, you will probably want to offset your photos by lining them up with different layers of planks for a more variegated look.
Choose a Furniture Piece
Finally, the last thing you need is a small shoe rack or desk that will fit against the wall and complete the look. Place a vase of flowers on top or some small statuary and you’ll have the ideal entryway.
For more information about how to build a statement wall using wood planks or panel moulding, visit Volterra today. We can help you select the right products for your next project.