The entryway is your guests FIRST impression of your home.
Yet, the importance of an entryway often tends to be overlooked. It can become forgotten pass-through as we rush in and out of the door every day.
Don’t let the first impression of your home be a messy, misused spot, this space will undoubtedly set the tone for the rest of your home. To show you how to greet your guests in style, we have gathered the 5 most essential elements every entryway needs .
Get rid of the builder grade, blah. Typically the lighting that comes with a home lacks personality. We recommend switching it out for a light fixture that will be sure to make a statement, like this eye-catching geometric pendant!
- Bold Rug
Bring in some personality with a patterned rug that adds color and texture to the space. Having a rug in your entryway helps prevent dirt and mess from being trudged throughout the rest of your home. To help prolong the life of your rug make sure you have also have a doormat outside the front door! For easy maintenance, choose a rug that has a low pile.
- Console Table
It never fails, the entryway table quickly becomes the catch-all for the entire house. Mail, sunglasses, pocket change and car keys often end up here. Your console table doesn’t need to be big, especially if you have a small space, just something large enough to set things on. Tables with drawers or thin storage cabinets are another great alternative to help hide the mess!
- (Functional) Decorative Accessories
Keep it all organized with a pretty tray, ceramic bowl, or decorative basket. A large basket on the floor of an entry adds texture to your space while giving you some additional storage. Baskets are great for holding a variety of items such as shoes, scarves, hats, and umbrellas.
- (Fun) Decorative Accessories
This is where you can add some fun and trendy accents, even if it’s only function is to look pretty! Use items such as vases, family photos, decorative objects or faux plants. It’s always a good idea to add some greenery to any space! If you prefer a more natural look, add a vase of fresh flowers, succulents or a potted plant.
- Unique Art or Mirror
Something for the walls is a must! Adding art can help tie together a color scheme or become a focal point in the room.
Mirrors are another great option! It will not only give you a spot to freshen up before leaving, but will also help a small space appear larger and brighter.
If you have the space, add some seating so you and your guests have a place to sit when taking shoes off. A small bench, ottoman, or chair is all you need!
If you don’t have the extra space to fit a chair, try tucking an ottoman under a thin console so it’s stored out of the way.
No wall space for artwork? Display a fun print in an 8×10 frame right on your console. If you have a really small space, skip the console and install a shelf on the wall where you can place keys and mail.
What entryway design challenges have you conquered? Let us know below. We’d love to hear what’s worked (or not worked) for you!
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