Create a lasting first impression for your home
Photo: Diana Fox
A favorable “first impression” has
long been regarded as imperative in situations in which
you want to influence others or define your style.
We routinely win or lose opportunities based on the
significance of that impression. Think back to a nerve-racking
first date or an all-important job interview – a
positive first impression peaks curiosity and induces
a desire to know more. The truth is, we make an effort
to look good in circumstances where image is a factor.
This same strategy is true for your home.
Most of all, be unique; use your own
sense of style to design an attractive entryway you’ll
love. A painted bench, a child’s red wagon, colorful
artwork, an ornate mirror, a wrought iron baker’s
rack, beautiful pottery, a cluster of lush plants and
vibrant flowers, a wicker chair, soothing wind chimes,
a tranquil water fountain, garden-style accessories – all
can do wonders in getting an ordinary entry noticed.
Consider unexpected surprises such as soft lighting,
a pretty area rug or an antique carved chest or truck.
A few well-chosen pieces can make all the difference.