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When anyone enters your California home, your guest gets the first impression from your entryway. This part of your home is a small area, but it represents prominent character for your property. The entryway of your home should be both functional and add to the overall design scheme of your home. Everyone who lives in the house should make use of the space while it still makes your home look presentable. Below, you’ll find some tips to make the entryway to your home welcoming.

Get The Right Welcome Mat 

You need an all-weather welcome mat for your home. While the weather in California is beautiful most of the time, rain, dirt, and mud can get tracked in with guests into your house. Welcome mats not only add something to your entryway, but they also serve a practical purpose in allowing people to wipe any debris off of their feet as they go in and out of the house. You need to make sure that the kind of welcome mat you get is made of all-weather material.

Have A Place For Coats And Shoes

If people leave their shoes in your entryway, make sure you have some container or specified place for them. You can also include a coat rack so that guests and your family members can leave their coats, sweatshirts, and other outerwear. If you have these items in the entry, when guests come over, there’s no need to leave their jackets or shoes around your home.        

A Place To Sit Is Welcoming

Whether someone is waiting for you to get back home or needs a place to take off their shoes, it’s a good idea to have some type of chair or bench in the entryway of your California home.   

Light It Up

The entryway of your home should be well lit. This illumination not only increases the curb appeal of your home, but it also adds to the safety of your home as well. It’s known that well-lit dwellings deter thieves. Proper lighting will also keep your guests safe from tripping or falling on your property. 

Have A Place To Store Stuff

Your family probably grabs a lot of things as they go in and out of your home. Have a place where keys, wallets, purses, backpacks, umbrellas, and more can be easily accessed and stored. Having a system for organization in your entryway will keep your home a bit neater and keep your family from searching for too many things.