From spacious foyers to barely-there entrance halls, your home’s entryway has its work cut out in terms of offering a functional area without neglecting visual style. And we all know that an entryway also helps establish a first impression of your home, especially for first-time visitors.
But instead of overstressing about where to place what furniture piece, let’s just enjoy these 13 straightforward style tips that are going to help you give your home’s entryway a stylish new look.
1. Pick your color palette
The easiest way to kick off an entryway design is to choose a color palette to unify the space. Establish it through your wall color or the décor, and once you’ve picked your perfect color combination, work them in via different pieces like baskets, floor rugs, lamps, etc.
2. Add a seating spot
Ever thought where you’re going to sit while lacing up your sneakers or taking off your boots? That’s where a little bench or extra kitchen chair can make all the difference in the world to your entryway’s functionality.
3. Think about the layout
Aside from a clear path to get you to and from the front door, your perfectly styled entryway must also avoid a cramped feeling. Thus, consider which way the door swings before starting your design (and ensure to leave adequate legroom around it).
4. Stay updated with storage
Speaking of avoiding a cramped feeling, consider which storage opportunities are best for your entryway space and –design. For instance, will a simple credenza do, or do you need additional storage tips (like wall hooks, benches with built-in storage compartments, etc.)?
Hint: Place a wicker basket near your front door for shoes and other items you’re likely to just set down when entering.
5. Use your vertical space
The majority of entryways are narrow, and that’s why vertical space is so crucial. Think how wall storage, like a hanging mail caddy or floating shelves, can help clear up legroom while also keeping clutter at bay.
6. Add personal touches
Your home, your style. Take some extra time and care to craft your entryway’s décor and art so that you’re greeted by personal mementos as soon as you step through your front door.
The most popular options always include framed family photos, travel trinkets (like a collection of snow globes), or fun/quirky décor that showcases your personal style.