Whether you’re inviting guests to see your home or you simply want to get a rush of positivity and comfort as soon as you get inside that front door, there are few things more important to the emotional impact of the home as the welcome your home offers you. As such, we’re going to look at what you can do in the mudroom, front hall, or wherever your home welcomes you to improve its appeal.
Bringing the outdoors in
The front hall or mudroom is the part of the home that serves as the transition from the outdoors to inside. As such, there are few better places to have a bit of a transition, blending the best of both worlds to maximum effect. Allowing as much natural light in there as possible can help, but perhaps the most effective way to do that is to make a few good houseplant placements. These will bring a dash of bright green to the area while also keeping the air fresh and clean.
Offer a sample of the decor inside
If you have the space for it, then you’re likely to want a small table or surface in the front hall that helps to make it look a little less empty and add some character. But what kind of objects should you decorate it with? Rather than having to create a brand new aesthetic for the hall, it can be a good idea to create a vignette that actually better matches the style of one of the rooms further in, such as the living room. This way, you can create a fun highlight of the decor style that’s expanded upon by the rest of the home.
Be practical and characterful
The front hall isn’t just for decoration, of course. It’s also there for a practical reason: it helps people settle themselves and make sure that they’re not tracking any mess into the home, and holds onto outerwear that they’re not going to need, such as hats, scarves, and coats. To that end, make sure that even your practical considerations are at least a little more charming with installations such as decorative metal hooks that go on the wall of the home. This way, you can make sure you’re attending to your guests’ needs while still maintaining a warm and welcoming approach.
A touch of softness goes a long way
Aside from how things look, you should pay heed to how the home feels to the new arrivals. This is especially true for anyone who has a shoes-off rule for the house. A good rug can help you not only layer in the colors more effectively in the room, but it adds softness and pattern, too. Since this is a highly-trafficked area, of course, you want to choose a rug that’s a little more sturdy and can withstand it.
The warm welcome that a home offers sets the standard for the rest of it. If you take the rest of your decor seriously, you should be invested in that welcome, as well.