Get Inspired By This Entryway Makeover That Feels Like A Resort Lobby

When it comes to renovating your home, the first places many people consider are the kitchens and bathrooms. Then they may want to tackle bedrooms, the living room, or the backyard. One area that seems to be low on most priority lists is the entryway, but it shouldn't be. Think of the entrance to your home like a first impression, says Your Home and Garden. Not only should it welcome family and friends inside, it should give a quick hint into the style of the rest of your home.

That's exactly what artist and designer Katie Sarokhanian accomplished when she renovated her own entryway. Sarokhanian, whose Magnolia Network design show is called "The Art of Vintage," created an entryway that celebrates both her love of vintage and her keen eye for all things artistic. This makeover will make you think you're stepping straight into a luxury resort lobby. It's a unique and eclectic room sure to get you feeling inspired.

Graphic handpainted mural

When you step into Katie Sarokhanian's home, the first thing you'll notice is the unique wall mural that covers the ceiling as well. Though it only uses black and white, the graphic lines are attention-grabbing and make the eye dance all over the room to the other features. The artist hand painted the mural herself by making interesting shapes and inverting colors into an abstract pattern.

Patterned walls have only grown within current trends, especially as the love for wallpaper increases. Hand painting a mural can customize a space and it's a cheaper alternative to the wallpaper fad. Once you have an idea of what you would like to do, you can trace your idea onto the wall, suggests Young House Love. Then, with the outline done, you can go in with the paint. Use tape to achieve clean lines, and go slow to avoid making mistakes. Of course, if you do make a mistake, don't worry; you can always paint over it and try again.

Luxurious details

Believe it or not, the graphic mural might not be the most exciting part of Katie Sarokhanian's luxurious entryway. The room is full of intricate details that help pull the eclectic style together. The most notable of which are the pink marble pillars that sit on either side of the door to her staircase. The monstrous monoliths, as Sarokhanian calls them, provide an elegant accent and functional place to display two table lamps. The stylish fluted shade hanging above adds a bit of whimsy to the room while still looking timeless.

Lighting is an important feature in an entryway and there are options to consider given your space. Katie Sarokhanian uses a ceiling light that doesn't hang down very low, which is good if you don't have space for chandeliers and pendant lighting, notes Pottery Barn. With soft yellow-hued light bulbs, flush mounted ceiling lights will provide an ambient glow and they come in an array of attractive styles to compliment your decor.