Making an Entrance in Your New Home
Create a sense of arrival by choosing the right entrance door and décor for your entry hall.
The Entrance Door
A grand entry door makes a statement – it’s the first thing people notice when they arrive and it also creates street appeal for your homes façade.
What’s popular? The bigger the better, with or without glazing but if choosing to go with a glazing (glass) option, try to keep it smooth and simple. Painted or stained finishes still look great but keep in mind your external colour scheme. Finish the look with a minimalist style door handle from Gainsborough’s stylish Pull Handle sets.
Pivot Doors are popular because they can be larger than a hinged door. They are available as a wider taller door, with or without glazing, in a stained or painted finish. The Corinthian Infinity range offers popular glazed and non-glazed models. A large door is more likely to impress than a standard size door. There is an additional cost although this is offset by the grandeur of your finished entry. The additional cost is due to the size and construction – a pivot door is held up from below on a central hinge or pivot box in the floor - whereas a hinged door is attached to the door frame by three sets of hinges. A hinged door is restricted in width, as a larger size door cannot be supported by hinges. If your home design calls for a traditional hinged door, the Corinthian Slimlite range offers an attractive choice of designs.
Pivot Doors are popular because they can be larger than a hinged door - Finish the look with a minimalist style door handle from Gainsborough’s Pull Handle range.
The Entry Hall
An attractively styled entrance hall is key to creating a sense of arrival. Treat the space as its own room and accessorise with items that set a welcoming tone as soon as you walk in.
Artwork or a beautifully framed mirror above a console table are decorative elements that won’t obstruct the traffic flow and therefore work in both large and small spaces. A decorative mirror has the added feature of reflecting natural light shining through from the entry door.
Feature walls and ceilings as well as light fittings can work together or individually to enhance the entry.
Wallpaper, decorative panelling, feature ceramic tiles or stonework applied to an entrance wall can add drama and set the tone for something special from the outset.
A coffered or specially lined ceiling to an entrance ensures that the space is defined in its own right and adds a touch of contemporary elegance.
A feature pendant light, if size permits, or LED directional light fittings to illuminate artwork can be used to enhance the entry.
Artwork or a beautifully framed mirror above a console table are decorative elements that won’t obstruct the traffic flow and therefore work in both large and small spaces.
Use accessories that are warm and welcoming and compliment the overall décor theme of the home.
Create a feature wall with wallpaper, decorative panelling, feature tiles or stonework to add interest to the entry space and set the tone for something special from the outset.
This elegantly styled entry combines the use of feature wallpapering and lighting in the form of a bold regency stripe and sparkling crystal chandelier. The size of the mirror is taller rather than wider to capture the reflection of the chandelier – smaller framed artwork is cleverly placed either side to balance the mirror on the wide wall.
A contrasting ceiling and directional lighting over the artwork creates a dramatic entrance to this home.