Category Archives: Entrance
Often when decorating a home, the hallway is neglected. While not officially a room, there is likely more than one hallway in your home that is seen by every visitor that walks through your door. For that reason, decorating the hallway should take on the same importance as decorating the rest of your home. Below are the tips to help you touch up your hallway.
Decorative mirrors are a great choice for your hallways. Since most hallways are rather narrow, hanging a mirror helps them appear a bit larger. Also, the light issue discussed above can be helped by mirrors as they will reflect and disperse light throughout the space.
Country Style Hallway Design – Country style at its heart is an open, comforting, natural look. Vintage pieces and natural materials evoke images of life out where there is more land than people. English country style features neutral and pastel colors, in combination with the bare wood.
Hallways by nature are transitions. They serve to link together the various rooms of a house and are usually given only a passing thought. With hallway decorating less is more, but function and fashion can go hand in hand to achieve a comfortable inviting look.
With the housing market still limping back from the brink, most people are continuing to renovate and improve their existing homes rather than purchase new ones. This means re-purposing old space to suit new needs, and adding on rooms to accommodate growing families. According to a 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey, one room that is increasing in popularity is the so-called “mud room.”
Mud rooms come in many forms, but they usually have a few main features in common with a living room. One, they always connect directly to the outside, and two, they always feature designs that maximize storage space. There’s virtually no limit to what one can do with a mud room, but the best ones are well-planned, well-designed and well-thought out.
If you’re thinking of adding a mud room to your house or turning an existing space into a mud room, here are a few ideas that you and your family will love.
Every home needs a spot where you can corral clutter and drop off your coat, bags, and muddy shoes. That’s the reason why we have a mudroom. A mudroom is a necessity as it acts as a transition point in your home; the transition from the outdoors to the indoors. A mudroom is supposed to get dirty; it’s a space for stripping off wet, sweaty or dirty clothing and shoes so you don’t have to drag them through the rest of your home.
Today a mudroom is situated near the primary entrance way off the family rooms. Due to the constant family traffic, the area has a tendency to be repository of clothes, coats, shoes, umbrellas, books bags and various other articles like sports equipment and rock collections to name a few. The entrance way area also collects a lot of dirt. Designing a mudroom takes the multipurpose function of the room into consideration and provides for its many uses.