Anyone who has lived in a confined space knows that houses sometimes don’t have a formal entrance. In some apartments, the door opens into the kitchen or living room, and those looking to create a place to keep their keys and check their reflection in the mirror before stepping out will be bound to get a little creative. Today, Home Design Ideas Blog will show you how it is possible to make your small entryway look so much bigger following these designer-approved pro tips!
So, what is a small space dweller to do to make the most of minimal square footage by the front door? We asked designers for their tips.
#01 CREATE AN OPTICAL ILLUSION
Designers urge those with small entryways to paint the surrounding walls in a white hue. Baskets work wonderfully, and textured abstract art happens to be having a major moment these days, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a piece that matches your specific style and budget—or you could always opt to do a DIY.
#02 HANG A MIRROR
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest room of them all? The answer is that it can be your entryway! These spaces of your house are sometimes underestimated, however they play a major role when someone visits you – it can be considered the first impression of your home décor, and we all know there’s no such thing as a second shot of a nice first impression.
“Mirrors are critical to designing a small entry,” designer Rasheeda Gray says. And they’re a win-win: “A mirror will give the appearance of a larger space as well as provide the function to take a look as you head out of the door,” Gray adds.
#03 INCORPORATE A SMALL RUG
#04 USE BIG LIGHTING OR FURNITURE PIECES
We have all been there – in small spaces we should select small design pieces in order to make the room look bigger, FALSE! Actually, using big furniture and lighting pieces, with shiny surfaces, will help you create a bigger space.