Wednesday 21 September 2011

How to make a Great First Impression

You’ve heard that when you initially meet somebody, it takes less than 5 seconds for you to form a first impression about that person, right?  Well, a similar analogy can be made about your home.   So in this post I want to focus on entryways and how to make a great first impression to your guests. 

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The foyer is a place that allows you to ‘set the tone’ for your house.  This first room should give your guests a taste of what’s to come and what they can expect from the rest of your homes’ décor.  Therefore, it is important to take into account the colour and style choices right from the start. 

Consider firstly the type of mood you want to carry throughout the home.  Do you what to create a formal or informal setting?  Are you offering a relaxed atmosphere that is inviting and kid friendly or a more reserved style of sophistication where everything has its own place?

Fresh Foyer

Have a look around your house and how you’ve decorated the main rooms used to entertain guests – the living room, dining room, kitchen etc.  What is your style?  Clean lined and contemporary?  Or do you prefer an Eclectic style with a mix of old and new furnishings?   Always keep in mind that the way in which you decorate your home should reflect your lifestyle and your personality.

Don’t worry if your entrance is small, you can still make an impact with the way in which you choose to furnish it.  When decorating small areas, it is important to ensure the pieces you have are not only setting the tone style wise, but that they are also functional for what you require from the space.
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I recommend placing a mirror in your entryway as it can give the illusion of a larger space and provide extra light. It also allows you to take one last glance at your reflection and apply your lippy with accuracy before dashing out the door.  However, be careful of where you place the mirror!  According to Feng Shui design you SHOULD NOT hang a mirror directly opposite the front door.  They say that the mirror pushes away all the good feng shui energy that is about to enter the house.  So, what does your entrance say about you and your home?

I would be more than happy to help you and ensure you are making the right ‘first impression’ for your house.  If you have any questions or if you are looking for a personal and professional Interior Decorating Service that is inspired by you and the dreams you have for your home, contact me by e-mail 

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