Often the decorating focus is on the rooms we spend the most time in: the living room, kitchen, bedroom. But we can’t forget about the very first space we see when we come home (and the very first impression guests get when they visit!). Creating a beautiful and welcoming entryway may take some thought, but it couldn’t be easier!
Creating the perfect entryway is all about combining beauty with functionality. The entryway has a lot it has to accomplish and a small space to do it in, so make sure your space is working smarter, not harder.
Here are five things you need to create the perfect entryway for your home. Check them out:
1. The Right Storage
Most of us need some type of storage in our entryway for all those bothersome items we need to let go off the moment we walk in the door. Wet umbrellas, scarves, coats, keys, shoes…the list goes on. But storage doesn’t have to be ugly and out place! Get a piece (or multiple pieces) that create a great space instead of detracting from it.
We love this Beckett Acacia Entry Bench from New Rustics. It has everything! Hooks to hang hats and scarves on, a bench with hidden storage for keeping small items, and more style than it knows what to do with!
If your space is too small to accommodate such an item, go smaller with a Beckett Acacia Wall-Mount Coat Rack instead.
2. Eye-Catching Mirrors
Not only will a mirror make the space look larger, it adds style and a place to check your hair before running out the door in the morning. Create a gallery wall with a collection of smaller mirrors or make a statement with one large piece. You could also do both with this impressive Oakville Wall Mirror Collection:
3. A Space for Your Keys
A space near the door to keep your keys, phone, wallet, or other items is important and can cut down on the amount of times you have to yell, “Honey! Have you seen my…” to your significant other. A small console table by the door with a decorative tray can be a great place to keep your small items, or special key hooks installed into the wall will keep your keys ready and waiting for you every time you leave the house.
4. A Welcome Rug
You probably have a doormat outside the door for cleaning your feet, but what about once you enter your home? Be greeted with a rug or doormat that makes you happy the moment you step inside. If you have a long hallway a runner can be the perfect way to dress up that space.
5. A Few Purely Pretty Things
Last but not least, add a few pretty things to your entryway. They don’t have to have any practical purpose except to make the space feel beautiful and welcoming. A vase filled with cut flowers or dried lavender, some wall art, framed pictures, or some objets d’art on a console table or shelf would do the trick!
Choose items that you love, but don’t go overboard. You don’t want a cluttered or claustrophobic entryway!