Modern home entrance or classic home entrance? Furnishing one’s home is a bit like creating a work of art for our own pleasure and comfort; but it is not as easy as it seems. For example, the home entrance decor may seem like a trivial, predictable task, where all you have to do is place a few random pieces of furniture and that’s it. But this is not the case, the entrance is no less important than the living area or the kitchen. On the contrary, one must bear in mind that it is the partition of the house that first welcomes friends and guests, the first impact with your environment, that speaks of you and your tastes. The advice is to study carefully how to decor an entrance hall.
Choosing the most suitable style for your home entrance
Furnishing styles today offer a wide range of choice. The furniture industry has undergone a significant evolution in recent decades, managing to mix the most cult styles with new modern, indeed futuristic proposals. We just have to decide whether we prefer elegant entrances or distinctive entrances. As already mentioned, there are many styles, but without a doubt the home entrance should be in tune with the mood of the whole house. If the entire decor is in the classical style, then there will be classical halls furniture, those that are to be chosen to act as the hosts of the home. But what are this year’s trends for entrance decoration? Below you will find some interesting tips for choosing the right style to furnish your entrance hall.
1. Shabby entrances
Shabby or, more precisely, shabby chic is a style of furniture that has quickly gained more and more popularity. The term shabby literally means aged, worn, used, and is an interior design style characterised precisely by the fact that furniture, accessories and furnishings of various kinds have an aged look. This is the soul of the shabby style, in fact furniture made in this mood can be of any material and from any era. So, we can talk about recently manufactured shabby furniture or recycled furniture treated with a process that gives the idea of aged, worn-out.
Lovely furniture for the home entrance
The most suitable furniture for creating rooms in this particular style, which is absolutely delightful, is the so-called ‘old’ furniture; rich in inlays and workmanship that belong to a bygone age. Preferably made of wood, to which restoration paints and surface treatments can better adhere. The shabby style gives a second chance to furniture that would otherwise be thrown away. Shabby chic originally originated in Great Britain where the first hints of this particular decorating mood were to be found in country houses. The most significant complements of this style are brocade sofas, white curtains, large chandeliers and muted colours. In fact, the shabby style draws heavily on period furniture, e.g. the Victorian style; but it also draws inspiration from the Swedish Gustavian style and that of French castles. Undoubtedly a visually striking choice for a glamorous entrance.
2. Industrial style
Another interesting style for the home entrance decor is the type of furniture called ‘industrial‘, this is a style with rigid, essential lines, which favours grey and dove-grey tones, vaguely minimalist, characterised by large plants placed in the corners, furniture with a dry and rigorous design, of great effect and inspired by futurist environments; optical combinations, geometric or abstract lines and total white are trendy. Steel fittings for hangers and benches are a must.
3. Scandinavian style
The Scandinavian style is trendy for its simple lines, the freshness of natural wood and pastel colours. Popular for the living area and the kitchen, it is also perfect for the entrance hall. Thanks to its mood set on bright tones, it amplifies even the smallest entrance hall, giving the room a springy, airy touch. The whole house will be graced with a cosy yet elegantly simple entrance. The Scandinavian-style entrance is recognisable by the light furniture in beech or birch, and by the pastel tones, where lilac, teal and powder pink take centre stage.
4. Eclectic style
The eclectic style is undoubtedly an out-of-the-ordinary choice, to be described as almost daring. It is a style that uses different design elements from different eras for the same room. These different furniture components must be chosen carefully to create a perfect furniture harmony. In fact, it is a style that requires knowledge and taste, otherwise you risk weighing down the entrance with an inelegant effect. A style that is difficult to handle by the layman, but to great artistic effect when well orchestrated.
In this article we have seen that the home entrance decor is an aspect that should not be underestimated. It is up to you to find the style that reflects your personal taste and at the same time matches the rest of the house.
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