March 10, 2013
As any home design specialist can tell you, one of the most important parts of any house, apartment or condo is the entryway. Not merely the foyer, doorway or front stoop alone but all of them together are implicit in a home's entryway, and so each of these aspects must be groomed and perfected to their finest! Consider how Anderson Floors' Lincoln Plank might help your foyer shine, or whether a few seasonal touches and a simple welcome mat could improve your space's vibe. Consider some of these tips and make a real change in your design - your next visitor is sure to notice!
Hardwood flooring in the foyer
What's more welcoming in a home than rich, burnished hardwood floors? Anderson Floors has always understood this, which is why they've been at the top of their business for so long, creating premium flooring for over half a century. Take the Lincoln Plank collection, for instance. Like their namesake, these boards are quintessentially American. Made with traditional oak boards that feature an easy-care satin gloss that's versatile enough to work with a variety of decor schemes, this floor has all the character of a genial, old friend - the ideal welcome into a home.
Welcome mat outside
It's pretty easy to see why welcome mats might get shrugged off as cliché - but keep in mind that we're not talking about pink lawn flamingos here. A welcome mat is, simply put, a gracious and easy way to welcome folks into your home. Think of it as a Christmas wreath or sprig of spring flowers that you can keep by your front door year-round.
Natural color schemes indoors
The foyer's color scheme is actually one of the most important in your home. Keep in mind that this space is a portal to the outdoors, so when guests come in you don't want them to be suddenly shocked by a slew of colors that wouldn't necessarily appear in nature. While vibrant colors are fine in other rooms, try to stick to welcoming but natural ones in your foyer. Use your home's own surroundings as an influence.
Benches indoors or out
There's nothing quite so useful when you're trying to slip out of muddy, snowy or rain-sodden shoes as a bench. Whether you keep yours outside (perfect for lounging on breezy summer mornings) or in (great on winter mornings, for well-lit foyers), make sure you've got one!
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