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Light It Up
How many times have you opened a door to only find a
dark foyer behind it? This experience can give a feeling of
emptiness; not the emotion you desire when entering a home.
To ensure your guests are not walking into a feeling of emptiness, make sure your light fixtures are inviting and illuminate
your entryway. When selecting new light fixtures, start by considering your entryway's space. If you have a larger entrance
with ceilings of more than 10 feet, a ceiling pendant light, such
as a grand chandelier, will provide a stunning entrance, as well
as fill some of the space. If your space isn't exactly enormous,
globe pendant lights can help brighten the smallest of spaces. Also, flush-mount fixtures are a functional choice for a
little entranceway. Remember to match your lights to your
home d├ęcor; antique-inspired lights add to many home styles,
whereas modern lighting should be kept for newer homes
with sleek minimalistic aesthetics. Installing a dimmer switch
on the main entry light fixture is also recommended to adjust
light throughout the day and seasons.

Crossing the Threshold

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Some don't know what a threshold is, or what purpose it
serves. In addition to reinforcing the doorframe, it protects
your home from snow, rain and bugs. Therefore, if your door
threshold is heavily worn, it should be removed and replaced.
Without a stable threshold, your door's longevity is limited, as
well as the efforts you have put into updating your entranceway.

Holiday Decor

ORNAMENTS

Make that Foyer Pop
Just as the color of your door matters, so does the inside
leading from the door. Interior designers suggest that individuals have the existing trim painted with the same color as the
walls. This way, if you have a patterned floor, it can take the
emphasis of the room. As for a new shade for your walls, don't
be afraid to update to a brighter, bolder color. Think about
how your entranceway is the first steps your visitors will be
taking into your home. What do you want the color of your
walls to say to them? Or, if brighter isn't your thing, you can
keep a darker-colored entry that slowly transitions into lighter
colors within the house. This dark to light transition will allow
your space to feel bigger.

GREENERY
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Becoming Banister
An entryway feature often overlooked when updating the
area is the banister. If your home still has the contractor-grade
low-end railing, replace it with an updated or custom banister to add an extra touch to the entry. Or, you can paint the
banister the same shade as your foyer walls, resulting in a
disappearing effect.

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