The Entryway. They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The entryway is the first impression visitors get of your home. It doesn’t matter if it’s a grand foyer or a small hallway, you want it to be inviting and welcoming to your guests. When you arrive home, it’s a place for you to set down your keys and hang up your coat. On your way out the door you can quickly grab these items and maybe take a last look in the mirror before you leave. The entryway serves many functions and you can meet each of them with style. Here are some design ideas to use as inspiration to help you create a fabulous entryway.
1. Make a small entryway seem larger by adding a huge mirror that sits on the floor. Place a simple table and bench in front of it, add some accessories and voila! You’ve created a beautiful and inviting space.
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Photography by Angus Fergusson
2. A blue and white chevron pattern helps define this entryway and gives it tons of personality. A simple cabinet painted in white provides storage, while a vintage gold-framed mirror dresses things up.
3. Yellow tone-on-tone striped walls add interest to this entryway without be overpowering. Mixing contemporary patterns with antique and traditional elements gives it warmth and makes it comfortable. Notice the use of balanced design beginning with the mirror and the chest, flanked by two matching plants and chairs.
4. Creatively stacking different sized cubes gives this entryway form and function on a budget. The shoes and handbags seem more like decorative accessories than items placed there for storage.
5. If you don’t have enough room to place a table on the floor, add a small narrow shelf on the wall. I don’t know what that is that’s holding the outgoing mail, but it’s such a clever idea.
6. A tall flower arrangement gives height to this entryway vignette as it follows the lines of the staircase. Two vintage trunks make for great storage beneath the table, add a contrasting color and texture, and anchor the design.
7. If you have a large active family, you need an entryway that functions efficiently to keep your family organized. And looks amazing, inviting and tidy. This space checks off each of those boxes.
Which of these ideas inspires you the most? What do you like the best/least about your entryway?