We have all heard the old adage that first impressions are the most important, and that is probably no truer than the entrance hallway to the rest of your home. It can set the ambiance in an instant, and nothing can do that with more panache than cool works of art that reflect the personality of your household. Some homes have large, wide elegant halls while some have long, graceful passages, and in many contemporary builds the entrance is part of an expansive open plan vista. Whatever the style, art is the one thing that can make your entranceway sparkle with character and individuality, and elevate it to its true status as the eye to the rest of your home. Here are 6 examples of how best to stage your entrance with art.
1 Hold The Eye
2 A Salon Hang
A curated salon hang in a corridor entrance brings interest and life to what could otherwise be considered a mundane space. When putting together a salon hang it’s a good idea to lay out the works of art on the floor and plan where everything will go. Start with the biggest piece first, then work around it. This will make the eye travel in a circular motion rather than getting stuck on one image. It’s also a great way to fit all those works that you just can’t help buying into your home in a stylish, clever way.
Expert interior designer Talia Cobold says,
“These sometimes neglected transitory spaces offer the homeowner an opportunity to showcase a fantastic art collection. A long and seemingly gloomy corridor is the perfect space for starting an eclectic picture wall. The impact draws from both the volume of art work, as well as the pieces and their frames, therefore allowing for a variety of styles, sizes and mediums to be collated together.”
3 Dramatic Effect
4 Definition and Depth
In a small hallway with divided space, placing medium or large sized contrasting artworks clearly defines the area adding depth and length, concentrating the eye away from a cramped stairway. Don’t be afraid to fill small interiors with bigger works, as using the entire space will help create the illusion of expanse.
5 Open Plan
6 Classic Elegance
The Entranceway Edit