April 21, 2013

Making a Fabulous Entrance

Give it some personality.  Your decor should be a glimpse into what and who they can expect to find in your home.


Let it say ‘welcome’ :  a seat, a lamp, a table/bench.  It says, ‘come in, have a seat, there is warmth here’.  Love the ‘happy’ rug.


Show your true colours:  are you colourful or more reserved?  Note how the basket tones down the formality of the design.


Make a statement!   The bright pink bench is a wonderful element of surprise in this classically designed space!  And love those tres chic wall sconces!


No excuses for small spaces.  A large simple piece of art can say ‘I may be small but look out!’.  This vignette is not lacking in big personality.


Be a fashionista if that’s who you are!  Cut out mirror, chairs and console – a fashion trend this season.


Glam it up … gold leaf wallpaper, murano glass chandelier and lots of mirror.


Live a little! Add some life to a hallway with a zebra print wallcovering.  The chandelier is a glamorous contrast to the sisal rugs.


Add some drama with a damask wallcovering. Here  its an unexpected formality in this loft like apartment.


Take the road less travelled.  Don’t follow the beige decorating crowds.  The light fixture is also an original beautiful touch.


Be simple but don’t be boring.  Here is a beautiful combination of paint colours, grasscloth wallcovering and mirror for drama.  The light fixture and art take centre stage.  The bench speaks simplicity and pure beauty.


Make a statement with beautiful lines:  horizontal grain in the grasscloth, vertical grain in the light fixture, striped fabric on the chair, herringbone pattern in the hardwood.  The wall sconces and chest also repeat strong vertical and horizontal lines.  What seems quite simple is a very well thought out design space.


Personalize it with family pictures and trinkets unless you want it to feel museum like.  Love those wall sconces!  No room for a side chair?  Tuck an ottoman under the bench!


Combine modern and classical to give your decor a fresh feeling.  Notice the flowers in almost every picture – a sure way to breathe life into a space.


And a little pooch always saves the day:)

For lots more  ‘welcoming’ decorating  ideas please visit our Pinterest board, http://pinterest.com/lumarinteriors/staircases-foyers-and-hallways/ .

All pictures in this post taken from our Pinterest Boards which can be traced back to original designers.


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