I believe that lighting is one of the most important ways to create a warm, homey, and welcoming ambience for our guests as they enter our home
Entryways are often darker area's with little natural light and very few windows. My entry is also narrow so it needs extra supplimental lighting to make it inviting and welcoming.
I've added candles both scented and battery operated to add warmth to the entry.....
I try to keep the decor in the entry as simple as I possibly can.....and I really need to work on that since I tend to over decorate!
I've added a few simple lit fall white birch tree's to the entry for some soft warm lighting.
The tree's also add an outdoor element to the entry.....
I don't have a large entry, so I only have a small bench in there. I try to leave one end open in case someone needs to sit down, but that area is usually only used by the girls to drop off their purse as they come in
This little table is where I usually set the remote that turns on the lights in the entry. Where have I laid it down now?
I have a basket under the bench that I can pull out if I need a place to put some wet shoes. It very seldom rains or snows here in Eastern New Mexico, so my basket is just like new....lol!
I have a battery lit candle in this little dark corner by the bench. I also have a fall bouquet there, does anyone else consider Pansies a fall flower but me? Our local nursery's are as stocked with Pansies in the fall as they are in the spring.
A large mirror can also be very helpful when decorating an entry as it expands the space and also brings in additional light.
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