If you're treating your entrance as a purely transitional space, and haven't put any effort into making the most of it from a design perspective, then you're missing a fantastic opportunity, and today we're going to fix that! The entrance is actually a crucial part of the home, it's the first impression guests have when they visit, and it's also the first thing you see when you walk in the door, so its impact can not be underestimated.
But how do you go about designing and decorating your entrance? Well the options are endless, but today we're going to show you six unique approaches that will work perfectly for Malaysian homes. And while each of these entrances has it's own personal charm, they all share a dedication to style and design, and to making bold statements that make these spaces really stand out. So if you're looking for a little inspiration you're sure to find something that matches your design sensibilities perfectly so that you can copy it in your own home!
The thing that makes this entrance really special is the way the full wall glass sliding doors, with access to an enclosed garden, blur the line between interior and exterior spaces. The marbled tiles by the door have an earthy mineral aesthetic, which combined with the gorgeous hardwood floors that lead to the rest of the house really connects this space to the greenery outside, and that beautiful pot plant completes the effect.
With an open plan space like this there are all sorts of ways to delineate areas by function, but one of the most effective is by using a step! The entrance is marked by a polished concrete floor, which meets a curving step up to the vibrant hardwood of the main living area. The blackboard wall is another great idea for entranceways, its perfect for reminders as you walk out the door!
This is a really unique idea; a glass enclosure surrounds a small outdoor area containing a plant, allowing it to get fresh air and sunlight, but still function as an interior design feature! This way your home is protected from the elements, and you're not always sweeping up leaves and soil. without exposing the home to the elements o! The other striking feature of this entrance is the bold contrast of pure white and rich hardwood; the grain and varied hue of the timber floor looks great against the stark simplicity of the walls, showing the importance of picking the right flooring!
While you may not be lucky enough to own sports cars of this calibre it's still a great idea to use your garage as a display feature in your entranceway by using glass for the walls, even if you are only showing off your bicycle collection! Not only does an interior garage keep your vehicles safe, visually connecting different areas of the home is a great way to make spaces feel more expansive, especially entrances that can sometimes feel claustrophobic or oppressive.
You may be wondering how this cantilevered staircase works, but don't worry, so are we! What we do know is that a feature as breathtaking and impressive as this should be the focal point of your entranceway, and the best way to show it off is with a minimalist approach to the decor that allows the true star to shine the brightest!
While we often suggest it's better to err on the side of simplicity, rules were made to be broken, and this entrance is proof! When you step inside you'll find four different materials on the floor, white tiles, two types of timber, and cushioned mats, with each complementing the last in a unique blend of styles. As we've already mentioned, a common problem with entranceways is that they can be dark, but this home has ensured that will never be an issue with huge windows that look onto the patio, ensuring privacy even as they bathe the home in sunlight!
Now that you've seen these stunning examples you'll never take your entranceway for granted again! For more great home tips check out these practical solutions for kitchens!