Hey City dwellers, does it bother you when your front door opens right into the living room? And you think there’s not much you can do about it? Join the club.
This piece, then, goes out to all those whose homes in apartment multiplexes don’t come with the specification of a foyer.
We’re here to discuss smart solutions to tide over a number of entry way challenges. And they range from effortlessly simple to interestingly whacky!
Presenting the Decal Solution
Irrespective of the colour of the wall, decal console tables, with lamp or telephone offer the momentary visual distraction. The bonus is, like in the image below, if you have the space to mount a ledge for the actual decal table top, you have a terrific two-in-one answer to your dilemma.
One of the most versatile of wall furnishings, ledges easily transforms a blank wall, particularly just past your main door. A tray or two on a ledge (or a series of three for a symmetrical formation) to hold the keys and mails serve a very definite functional purpose. Place a decorative plant in a pot, or a vase, or a candle, or a photo frame, or whatever have you, and voila – there’s the dash of glamour.
You’ll have to careful about the height and width dimensions as you don’t want to hamper movement along the wall, or pose a threat to bumping one’s head. Wall brackets and wall mounting cabinets will serve just as well, so long as it suits your purpose, fits with the overall decor, and you have the space for it!!!
Space permitting, one can explore placing an accent or a console table. Or even a wall-attached half table. An umbrella holder and a single chair or two placed next to a shoe rack is an ideal combination that takes care of two prime needs.
Further more, you can play on the flooring. Cover it with rugs, use different coloured tiles to demarcate. Opt for a strip of hard wood flooring.
Basically: Be Adventurous. Experiment!
After all this is the one space that gets the maximum visibility 24×7.
It’s the arena for welcome hellos to lingering goodbyes. Add you signature style to the entrance.