The first thing a visitor to your home will see is the entryway. You want the entry way to be the welcome center for your home; it should be warm and inviting and is your chance to make a good first impression. The greatest tool you have in creating a welcoming atmosphere is the décor you choose for the entryway.Before decorating your entryway, consider what mood you are trying to achieve; tranquil, folksy/charming/lived in or formal and grand. Everything you use to decorate the entryway will have an effect on the atmosphere of the room.
Whether your entry way is small or large you can make use of all the space to welcome your guests. Even the smallest entry way will have room for a wonderful wicker or cast iron coat and hat stand. If you have a larger entryway, a hall tree storage bench made of rich hardwood is a great place for the family to hang their coat, sit down and take off their muddy over boots. On the way out they can easily lift the storage bench lid to find dry gloves.
For a warm, tranquil setting to greet guests as well as those who pass through the doors on a daily basis, an indoor fountain is an excellent furnishing accessory. The sound of trickling water is soothing and pleasant, sure to calm all those who come through your doors. For any art lover the entryway is the first opportunity to show off your collection and state your taste to your guests.