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Creative Tips to Give Your Home a Grand Entrance

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

May 4 6 minutes read

Once you finally buy your first home, naturally, you will want to ensure it looks as good as possible. This means there is a lot of interior design and decorating n your future. And there are many trends to follow, especially regarding kitchens and living rooms. While all that is nice and, above all, necessary, there is one thing people often overlook: the entrance and curb appeal of their home. This is a big shame because it is the first thing people see when they walk by your home or when they are coming to visit you. It has a considerable impact and affects people's first impression of your home. We found this topic interesting and decided to explore it a little more. So we will share some creative tips to give your home a grand entrance.

Cleaning and decluttering the yard

Before doing anything else, you must take care of your yard. If you want to impress your guests, a messy yard is a big no. So first, start with getting rid of any clutter you might have lying around. It's things like broken gardening tools, unused pots, containers, etc. If there are things that are still functional but you no longer want or need them, you can donate them and do a good deed. If you don't have enough garage space for all your things, you should consider storage. Some great affordable storage units won't be a burden on your budget. You will immediately see the difference once you do that. The space in front of your home won't only look tidy, but it will also give the impression that it is more extensive.

Some landscaping will be needed

Taking care of your yard and entrance doesn't only impact your aesthetic because the exterior can attract buyers as well. So it is crucial to know how to enhance your home's curb appeal before selling. That's why after cleaning out and decluttering the yard, the next step is to do some landscaping. You can do this on your own if your yard is basic and not that high maintenance. In that case, just do some lawn mowing and trim the bushes. But if your yard is a little more intricate and detailed, you should hire pros. And it is best to hire them so they come regularly, at least once a month, so your yard always looks good and leaves a great impression on your guests or potential buyers.

Make a way to the door

Once you are done cleaning, decluttering, and creative landscaping, it is time to get closer to the entrance. An excellent way to make the entrance to your home more special is to make a little walkway to the front door. It is a simple yet very effective move that will impress your guests. And you can get that done in many creative ways, however big or small your budget is. You can go for the classic white stone walkway if your budget is limited. But you can go for something bolder and more affluent if your budget is bigger. Here you can play with different patterns and images on the walkway. You can also afford to make the walkway longer and wider, which gives you space to make it more detailed.

Give your home a grand entrance by replacing the door

If you want to give your home a grand entrance, you will have to do some work on your door. If it's been a while since you bought the front door you have now, it might be time to consider replacing them. Especially if the door is not big and a bit simple. Basic white doors don't give an impression of a grand entrance, right? Thankfully there are so many options you can choose from that are more creatively done and detailed than the door you have now. But the best thing you can do is get custom-made doors. That way, your grand entrance will truly reflect your taste and be authentic. You can play with different shapes and sizes and add any interesting details you might like. But if your budget doesn't allow you to get completely new doors, you can opt for just new doorknobs or knockers.

Decorate the hall inside

Once your guest goes through your well-landscaped yard and sees your walkway and new doors, he will enter your home, so you must ensure it is on the same level as the rest. Making that area rich and nicely decorated is crucial because it would be a big letdown after the way you spruced up your yard and the entryway. So, first of all, make sure it is decluttered and clean. Then a good idea would be to get some attractive lighting options, as they will make that area look richer and more enjoyable, not to mention how important good lighting is in making the rest of the décor pop. Art is always a good thing, so get some lovely paintings in there or interesting wall art. To finish it off, add some potted plants or nice-smelling luxurious candles.

In conclusion

These were some creative yet simple tips to give your home a grand entrance. It might not be at the top of your list of priorities once you move into your home, but there will come a time when you will have to take care of that, so it will be useful to know these tips and tricks. These improvements also come in handy when you want to sell and increase the value of your home. The great part is that this can be done on a budget, so you won't have to worry about that. You will only need some creativity and, of course, the willingness to put in some effort. We hope you found this article helpful!

Article via Tanya Douglas with East Coast Haul. Image via Pinterest

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