Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression

When staging a home for sale, one of the most overlooked spots is often the entryway. Unless you have a front door that opens directly into a main living space without any designated space, it is important that this area not be left bare. It is the first spot any potential buyers will see when they walk into the home, so it is crucial that it make a strong, positive first impression. This is very easy to achieve with the right accessories and styling. Each entryway is different, but there are some key components that can be used in most spaces when staging an entryway to create an impression that is warm, inviting, and will set the tone for the rest of the tour.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comA narrow console table with exquisite detail fits perfectly into the alcove beside the door, boasting some greenery for a pop of natural color and a tall mirror to accentuate the high ceilings. A neutral rug warms up the space and pulls it all together.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comThis entryway is full of character, setting you up for the spirit of the home the moment you walk in the door. Some charming hats, an old table, and an umbrella holder fill the space with easy charm.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comA colorful rug brings a splash of texture and pattern to this neutral entryway. Some traditional chairs flank the table to add width to the vignette, while a lamp and plant bring height to the table.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can embrace a home’s history with the right decorative details such as this mid-century modern vignette. Think outside the box when accessorizing, like the wonderful green umbrella leaning against the wall.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comSometimes, little accessorizing is needed when a piece makes such a statement as this chest and mirror do. Some simple lamps and a mail holder let the character pieces do all the hard work.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is another example of letting a statement piece shine with a unique table from a market in Paris. Notice the simple styling around it to give the space warmth without cluttering it.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comLarge foyers can seem daunting to fill, but you only need a few key pieces to achieve some warmth. Here, a charming loveseat, colorful rug, and a chest create an inviting atmosphere.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comIn this foyer, a stunning armoire takes up one side of the entryway, so a simple bench and some lush greenery create balance in the space. Some pillows and a matching rug soften it.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comWhen choosing furniture for an entryway, make sure you measure the space so you know what will fit perfectly into the area. This narrow table was the ideal choice to allow plenty of space to walk past and also fit between the molding on the wall.

Staging an Entryway for a Great First Impression | HomeandEventStyling.comThree separate vignettes converge in this entryway to create symmetry and flow. Each has its own character while blending well with the rest and leading your eye through the space.

With the some of the tricks shown in this post, staging an entryway can be easy and make the first impression on buyers that you are looking for.

Warm regards,
Megan

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