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Coordinate the drapes and rug in your entryway

Striped silk drapes like this can really improve your home's appearance.

Striped silk drapes like this can really improve your home's appearance.

When you visit a friend's home, the first thing you notice is the entryway. Right as you walk in the door, a house has the opportunity to make you feel welcome or remain uninspiring. If the space is disorganized or empty, it might seem as if the homeowner hasn't lived there for long or has never really bothered to create a cohesive design scheme. Should you forget to decorate your entry well, no matter how nice the rest of the house is, it will always seem unfinished to visitors. 

However, decorating your foyer doesn't have to be a major project. Even making a few small changes will help this part of your home to seem intentional and planned. Especially if you don't have a coat closet, you can do yourself a favor and add hooks or a coat rack to this part of the house. This will make it so that guests will automatically know what to do with their jackets, making them feel more welcome in your home. 

But adding a coat rack isn't the only way for you to make your doorway appear more organized. Stripes aren't just visually interesting, they are also a great way to convey order. You can bring in a striped runner or area rug near your door to make this part of the home feel more orderly. Pick up the same pattern with striped drapes. Even if they're not exactly the same colors, this is a great way to make this part of your house seem cleaner and more decorated in a snap.