PART 2 –THE ENTRANCE HALL
The hall is the first impression people have of your home – a personal view of your private sanctuary – so it should be bright, welcoming and inviting. It is also going to welcome you home and as such needs to be the one place you long to see after a long and tiring working day. The hall is the perfect place to create the wow factor. This is because it is a pass through space rather than a place where you will spend lots of time so it’s your chance to make the space pop. But not too much or you might tire of it, or it might even tire you out! Take enough of a chance to give the scheme life without bringing it to the point of the kiss of death.
Invest in a great door mat that is washable and thin (most front doors cannot open if there is a thick door mat in the way). This will ensure most of the dirt entering a home will stay at the doorway and reduce the amount of work in keeping a place clean. It is also well worth investing in a good mop; one with a swivel head, telescopic handle, and removal microfiber cloth is perfect for cleaning floors and windows quickly and efficiently without the need to go over them for a second time.
In a hall, it can be hard to create a comfortable and attractive scheme. A rug can introduce colour, pattern, texture and comfort and is a suitable choice for a regular shaped area no matter how large or small. Just make sure the rug is secured to the floor. Never hang a mirror in the hall opposite the entrance door into the home – or you will bounce all the luck and opportunities straight back out before they have even had the chance to come to you. This is considered serious enough to be a feng shui taboo.
Next week, read Part 3 – Staircases & Corridors in my latest blog on ‘Feng Shui Interior Design for Entrances & Reception Rooms’