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Decorating your entrance hall

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The entrance hall is the first space where you welcome your guests and also the first space where you step when coming home. Whether you live in a mansion or a small apartment, you have to make sure this space is not only very welcoming, but also highly functional. Here are some ideas to help you achieve exactly that.

You can decorate one of the hall’s walls with a multi-functional piece of furniture that serves as a hanger and also as a wardrobe.  If your space is rather small, we recommend choosing a light color, even white. And you know how you never have enough space for your shoes? This might be a great opportunity to create a designated storage area for them.

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A bench or a small sofa would be a great idea as well. Make sure you choose the proper height for you (and the children in your household) to comfortably be able to put on your shoes. Take a look at the picture below to see how you can incorporate some extra storage space as well.

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To enhance the hallway, a space that sometimes has poor lighting and looks tern, use light colors with contrasting accents. However, always leave your ceiling painted in white. This will create the illusion of a more airy room.

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Further-on, for the same purpose of tricking your eye to think there’s more space, decorate your walls with large mirrors. Not only are they very useful to check your outfit when you leave the house, but mirrors, if placed strategically, have the potential to optically double the space.

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Now you have to give it some personality. Pictures, paintings and collages are not to be used exclusively in the living room. The hallway can accommodate some of your dearest works of art and memories as well.

It is said that the first impression always matters and, since the entrance hall is the first room to welcome your guests, you should keep that in mind.

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