Corridor & hallway by Фотограф Анна Киселева

12 entrances you'll wish you thought of first

Aqeelah Bawa-Osman Aqeelah Bawa-Osman
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The entrance to the home is your guests’ first glimpse at your character and personal identity, which is why it's important that the décor and detail is captivating, tidy, elegant and sophisticated. The 12 homes we visit today have each achieved this milestone and the interior designers have provided us with inspirational tips and tricks to get these statement looks in your home, so let’s get an idea of the details you would probably want to recreate.

1. Simply styled

A simple entrance can be refined and elegant, opt for a chic wallpaper, a quirky mirror and some colourful accessories for an amazing space.

2. So spacious

modern Dining room by Heatons Home Styling
Heatons Home Styling

Entrance staged for sale with hired furniture and accessories.

Heatons Home Styling

A large entrance with two symmetrical tables adds a welcoming effect to the hallway of the house.

3. Checker block effect

The monochrome tiles, awesome chandeliers, fantastic colour scheme and front door has an eclectic charm that is so sensational.

4. Sophisticated

The lighting effect created by this chandelier enhances a drama in this lobby, and with the colour scheme of dark blue and white and black accents, this space is filled with character.

5. Ethnic and chic

 Corridor, hallway & stairs  by LAdesign
LAdesign

Entrance villa de Troinex

LAdesign

Wicker baskets, vases and ornaments in neutral colours will add an ethnic inspired yet chic detail to the home, acting as storage too.

6. Scandinavian

White décor and light toned wood along with amazing natural light are the perfect choice for a minimalist theme.

7. Separate space

In a compact home it is imperative to separate space, go for a different colour wall and designate your living area from the entrance while spectacular lighting will enhance this effect.

8. Divide the room

A simple shelf is an awesome way to limit the view of the living area from the entrance, the shelf acts as a room divider and is perfect for small homes.

9. Decorate with art

Hang some fantastic artwork in your hallway and create an interesting, art gallery-like effect to the interior of your home, this is especially great if you’re the artist. But, if you don’t consider yourself much of a creator, then opt for prints of famous pieces instead.

10. Designer effect

A beautiful entrance with a designer effect can be achieved by choosing a unique railing for the stairs.

11. Country

Country charm has a natural aspect of décor that utilises texture, light, neutral colour, whitewashed walls and logs for a wonderful effect.

12. Ecletic fascination

It’s pretty, playful and even mesmerising, what better way to capture the attention of your guests than with this colour scheme? Incorporate some gorgeous greenery and complete the look. How about these: 13 rustic, South African style homes you'll fall in love with?

Which of these entrance ideas will you be implementing?
modern Houses by Casas inHAUS

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