HELP! Need a Solution to 'step down' in front entrance
So my front outside porch entry has two steps up to front door that leads to the inside entry which is 18'x20' with 3 areas that have a step down. My front entrance (18'x20' hardwood floor)steps down to a large open family room also hardwood...no matter what I put in that area (area rugs, lights, chairs, plants, painting the edge) to draw attention to that 'step' people always fall off it ~ mostly because your eye is drawn up to the larger room. Is there anyway to level the entry which also has a staircase going to 2nd floor? Raising the rest of the first floor is not an option as it includes family room, kitchen, dining room and living room (also a step down here but not used as entrance) and an office (another step down). Or even a way to possibly make it a ramp vs. step?