Although it's easy to assume that a welcoming entry should be founded on a light, neutral paint color, a dark entry can be a glamorous and dramatic choice, setting the mood for spectacular decorating! Either way, it is wise to consider the light sources into the entryway before choosing a color scheme. If natural light is sparse or non-existent, it can be difficult to use a dark wall color successfully. In these situations, artificial lighting will need to play a leading role.
By incorporating the use of entryway benches into your entry hall you can offer visitors a comfortable place to sit while they are removing their winter layers of clothing or offer them a convenient storage space to keep their coats, hats and gloves. No more will you have to hunt throughout the rooms of your home or in spare closets for coats and hats that have been carelessly strewn about when you have a gorgeous entryway bench in which to store them.
Take for instance the French Country hall bench manufactured by Powell. This beautiful entryway bench is constructed in the French Country design and features a weathered "linen" finish and a warm French Maple finished bench top. The bench flips up to reveal a storage chest and the back panel is adorned with a mirror and hooks which is perfect for hanging your favorite hat or scarf.
Your entryway is the one part of your home that your guest are guaranteed to see, and by making sure you enhance this part of your home, you can change the perception in the way your guest view your home. By adding entryway furniture you succeed in adding another useful space in your home, as well as, letting your entryway speak on your behalf of what your design style is. By providing your entryway with the same decorative treatment as the other rooms in your home, you'll be sure that your home truly leaves a lasting impression on your guest.