Thursday, October 31, 2013

Holiday Prep 101: Entry Halls

Holiday Prep 101

To help you give your home a WOW factor before your holiday guests arrive, we’ll do a series of 3 blog posts with tips on how to whip your house into shape for the holidays.  Our first suggestion:

 *Start at the beginning. Take a good, hard look at your entry hall.  This is the first indoor area your guests will see, so it’s got to be good, right?  A few tips:  Mirrors are always great in these spaces—they reflect light, make it brighter and seem larger.  And--a mirror will allow you and your guests to check yourselves in the mirror on the way in or out.  
A mirror in your entry hall will bring a sense of refreshment and calm to visitors, BUT--make sure the mirror does not directly face the door (that is considered bad Feng Shui).   

For more Feng Shui tips, check out this video.

*Think about scale.  If your entry hall is small, you don’t want your guests to feel cramped.  Make sure that your decor items are a good fit for the space.                                                                                       

*Clear out clutter.  Don’t have an entry hall, but want to spruce up your hallways in general?  Try this:  clear out wall clutter.  Hallways can be narrow spaces, and you want to avoid closing them in.  And…it can be difficult to step back and admire artwork or photographs in a narrow hallway, so chances are that they’d “show” better elsewhere.

To check out more fabulous holiday decor pics, visit Polka Dots and Rosebuds and click on  our Portfolio

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