I find that often people tend to overlook their entryway, I mean it isn't a kitchen or a family room where we spend a lot of time each day BUT, your entryway acts as the first impression of your home when guests arrive. Some homes have really large entry spaces, while others can barely fit a small table! Whatever your situation may be, you can always create a wonderful space with the help of some key accessories. Keep the following in mind:
Statement lighting (Something that doesn't hang too low. Stylish flush mounts are great)
Mirror/art (Something on the wall is a must! Mirrors are definitely practical)
Rug (Anything from a statement rug to a simple doormat)
Table (Any style will do depending on your spacing limitations - console, round, credenza)
Bench (Practical for kids and provides a seating option)
Baskets (Perfect to hide kid's items and cold weather accessories)
Tray/decorative boxes (Great to hide keys, mail, etc.)
Take some of the entryways below as inspiration for your own home!
The space below, designed by Sarah Richardson Design has a ton of space! They were able to include two hanging lights, a large credenza with a statement art piece above and multiple seating options.
If you have a true vestibule area, think about making a statement with bold flooring! The herringbone pattern on the floor makes the perfect first impression! Also, consider painting the inside of your front door. It certainly doesn't have to be the same colour as the front side!
This large mirror is AMAZING! Paired with a traditional rug and sleek bench, this entryway is both practical and stylish!
Another fairly large space, this bright and airy design is gorgeous! The long console table anchors the space and provides tons of storage.
I love this space by Nam Dang-Mitchell! The decorative accessories provide visual interest, while at the same time, provide space for keys and mail.
I love a round table in an entryway! This is definitely not practical for everyone, as your need a fairly large space to be able to maintain the flow for traffic, also this style tends to be more traditional, so if that isn't your thing this may not be for you. A round table probably won't have too much storage space (it may not have any), but it is a great place for florals, branches, books, trays, and decorative boxes to hide everyday items!
Have a great weekend everyone!