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The entry to your home is a statement of your lifestyle. Keep this area free from most household items and instead plan to display your simple, stylish self.
Since people also live in your home, take a look at what seems to “live” in the entry and make plans for improvement. Does the front coat closet need to be cleared of non-seasonal items so that items left on the floor can now find a convenient home behind doors? Does the shoe basket need updating to accommodate the growing number of people in your life? Do Jon and Jodi need training so their personal items don’t land here when they get home from school and extra-curricular activities?
After making your assessment, go to work. Clean out, clean up, and make the entry simply elegant with its order and reflection of your personal style.
Add Warmth and Comfort Items
Finally, the entry benefits greatly from a bit of light and greenery. Where can you add a spot of light to make it more inviting? What bit of silk greenery or grass will make the entry look homey and comfortable?
Find more helpful ideas in the “House of Order” Handbook.
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