Creating a Warm and Inviting Entry

Designer Angela Ingo has six steps for creating a warm and inviting entry.

1. Hang a Mirror

A mirror creates more light in the space and is nice to use as you come in and out of your home.

2. Have some kind of table.

If you have room, this is a great addition. It can be something you may not have considered (a dresser or an old sewing cabinet). If you have a small space and cannot fit a table, hang a shelf under a mirror, it works great as a place for your mail or your keys.

3. Put a lamp or a pair of lamps on the table.

It adds to the warm and inviting feel that you want to create.

4. Incorporate a natural element.

A plant or a vase of flowers works nicely!

5. If you have room—add a chair or two.

It is nice to have a place to sit while you are putting on your shoes.

6. Make it your style!

The entry is an introduction to your home.

Angela Ingo has a degree in design and has always had a creative flair. She has pursued several different outlets over the years, including graphic design, handmade books, stained glass and framed leaf art which she sold in Park City. As the mother of three, she realized how important it was to have a cozy comfortable space to live in, and raise her family. So as a result, she researched and discovered that there are some simple design principles that anyone can use. And it does not matter what style you like or if you have a small apartment or a large home. You can take what you have already and make a space more cozy and comfortable.

To find out what other principles make a difference, visit Angela’s blog ( She posts twice a week, including before and after pictures demonstrating how you can do this on your own, in your own home!

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