Making an Entrance

Whatever your style, it’s important to make the entrance to your home interesting and inviting. Even a simple vase of flowers can make a tremendous difference. Tara Dennis showed how to dress up a bland, boring entrance hall.

Design ideas

For maximum impact, scale it up and go big and bold.
Minimise clutter to create a strong first impression.
Add a console table. Small spaces won’t feel crowded if you choose a table with long, slender legs.
If the hall is small and dark, add a mirror, lamps and soft lighting.
Use wallpaper or paint in vertical stripes to create an illusion of height.
Add interest by painting a feature colour on one wall.
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