During the holidays, family and friends come from near and far to celebrate the season. So when your holiday houseguests come knocking, greet them with a warm embrace—and a welcoming space! Here are our favorite ideas to help you share the joy of a stylish home.
The holidays are here at last, which means holiday guests aren’t far behind. Before opening your door to friends and family, here are a few ideas to help you make a great first impression. After all, what better way is there to welcome your holiday guests than with a beautiful entryway?
1. Find Your Flow
Who knew a small rug could make such a big impact? A runner
protects your floor and helps direct the flow of traffic. Plus, its colors and patterns help you craft a welcoming environment for your guests.
2. Brighten Their Day
With all their sparkle and shine, mirrors
are one of our favorite ways to brighten up just about any space, entryways included. It’s especially handy if your foyer is on the small side, since it makes the space appear larger.
3. Deck the Hall Tree
We love the way a hall tree
transforms an entryway or mudroom. Now it’s time to transform your hall tree to suit the season. All you need is a festive wreath—or get creative with crafty materials, like ribbons and leaves.
4. Accent Your Entryway
Let’s face it—you can never have too much storage space. An accent chest
like this one is multifunctional, between its drawers and display space, and its hand-painted design is the perfect way to dress up your space.
5. Make Time
A decorative wall clock
makes a smart addition to your entryway. Not only will it help keep your family on schedule, it lends some added style to ensure your guests’ first impression is a good one.
6. Opt for Ottomans
From umbrellas to earmuffs and everything in between, storage is a must-have. A pair of storage ottomans
will give you extra space for all that stuff—and seating for putting on shoes.