Pro Tips to Enhance Your Entryway
Your entryway is the first thing you and your guests see upon arrival, so make sure it creates a lasting impression. Whether you have a grand entry hall or makeshift foyer nook, there’s plenty you can do to make the space your own. And that might be one of the biggest reasons we love decorating entryways – because they establish a home’s personality.
Create a Focal Point
We like to design an entry with a simple console as a base to balance a mix of other playful, artistic elements. Position the primary furniture piece (often a console, chest, or bench) so that it acts as a focal point when you enter your home. This could mean that it is centered in the doorway, aligned with the main staircase, or even positioned off to one side as a landing zone for your day-to-day knick knacks.
The perfect entry is a mini-monument unto itself, an oversized mirror is one of the quickest ways to accomplish this. Don’t be afraid to go big – you won’t be sorry.
Since most entries are on the smaller side, they’re ideal candidates for an impactful, patterned, or graphic wallpaper moment. This is another great spot to use a bold rug or statement-making accent chair or chandelier.
Add Pops of Personality
Consider your entry a chance to send a message to guests from the minute they walk in what matters most to you. Books, artwork, and favorite objects are always great additions to the space, regardless of whether it’s a grand entry or an apartment nook.
Create a Working Station
Your entry is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping muddy shoes out of the living room. Supplying ample storage for shoes, gloves, and other essentials will keep the rest of your home looking pristine, no matter the season.
Carve Out an Entryway
If a home’s architecture doesn’t include an obvious area for an entry, establish one with a substantial piece of furniture, like a chest, to anchor the space. Add a single side chair, stool, or small bench and you’ve got an instant entryway with a place to sit and take off your shoes.
Break the Rules
We love any reason to break the traditional design “rules.” In entryways, the general rule of symmetry need not apply. We love to use a mirror or large framed piece of art to anchor the space centered over the console to hold and tie everything together. Aside from those items, anything goes! Visual balance is achieved by mixing shapes, colors, patterns… you name it!
So, there you have it, our top tips for a well-designed entryway! Happy decorating!
For more inspiration check out our Entry and Hallways Pinterest Board.