An entryway can be a forgotten space within many homes, but as the first room your guests step into when they visit your home, your entryway can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home.
It’s the room where you create the first impression of your home style. It provides an indication of what guests can expect as they venture further into your home. Think about how you want people to feel, how you want to feel when coming into your home. This will help inform your decor and furniture purchases to ensure they suit your home style and the mood you’re looking to evoke.
Here are five ways a rug can add glamour to your entryway.
Introduce colour to your home
While an entryway is sometimes a small, dark space, there’s no reason not to add personality and style.
The use of colour can be very powerful in a home. Whether you favour bright and bold hues or a soft, neutral palette, injecting colour into your entryway will instantly liven up the area.
Dark, rich colours can add drama, and make your entryway feel luxurious and sophisticated. Dark colours can also feel like they cocoon you, so you’ll feel extra cosy as soon as you step into your home.
Light colours and soft tones make a room feel airy and can help brighten your entryway. While a light-coloured rug in your entryway may require more cleaning and maintenance, it can create a soothing mood to instantly put you at ease.
A coloured front door is a popular way to make a statement and add interest to your home’s entrance, and matching the colour of your entryway rug to your front door is a chic way to create cohesion from the outside of your home to the inside.
Add warmth to your entryway
Entryways can often be sparse, without the furniture and decor that makes the rest of your home comfortable and stylish. This can make the space feel cold.
If you want to create a warm welcome, adding a rug to your entryway brings instant warmth to the space, both from the sensation of something soft underfoot and adding insulation to keep the warmth inside.
A beautiful rug will help make your entryway feel cosy and inviting, adding softness and texture. And by making your entryway a welcoming experience, you can draw people in and make them feel comfortable as soon as they step into your home.
Make the space feel bigger
When buying a rug for your entryway it’s important to consider the size and shape of your rug. The right rug will help visually lengthen and open up the space and make a small entryway feel more spacious.
Measure the space to work out what dimensions will work best for your entryway. Buying a rug that is the right size will add style and help the space feel finished.
A round rug or a small square rug can make an unexpected statement in an entryway and is good for a small space. A rectangular rug, or a runner, works well for a narrow space and is effective at drawing the eye further into the house.
Keep the dirt out of your entryway
Having a dirty entryway is certainly anything but glamorous, but as a space where people are coming from outside, it can be tricky to keep it looking good.
As well as adding glamour, the addition of a rug can have practical benefits. A rug in the entryway can catch dirt and debris brought in from outside and stop it from getting tracked throughout the rest of your home.
Of course, this means you’ll need to clean your entryway rug regularly, but by choosing the right colour and material, you can find a low-maintenance option that will make your entryway look stylish.
A darker coloured or patterned rug is a good option for an entryway, as it will not show marks as easily and will hide the dirt that gets tracked into the house, while still adding a touch of luxurious glamour.
Define the space
A rug provides aesthetic and practical benefits to your home. When placed in an entryway, a rug can have a big impact, not just on the space but on your whole home.
Some homes may not have a separate entryway, with the front door opening up straight into the living room or kitchen, and by using a rug, you can define the space and create your own entryway.
An entryway serves an important purpose in the home. It is the place where you greet your guests, where you can shake off the stresses of the day, and the place where you can quite literally hang your hat at the end of the day. A rug can help pull together surrounding decor and create a cohesive look and feel throughout your home.
When choosing a rug for your entryway, there are endless options of colours and patterns. You can match your rug to your existing home decor, or choose something different to create contrast and interest.
Hali stocks a wide range of stylish designer rugs suitable for any space within your home, from your entryway to your living room, so you’ll be able to find the perfect design to add glamour to any space of your home.