"You will never get a second chance to make a great first impression". Keeping that in mind, have you ever thought about how you greet your guests when they walk into your home? What are you showcasing? How will you and your home be perceived?
Unfortunately not all of us live in huge homes, with spacious entryways and mud rooms, so we have to leave it up to our own creativity to work with a small entry space and make sure we're able to have a dedicated area for our coats, shoes, keys, mail, purses, etc.
Check out some of our favorite entryway decor ideas and welcome your friends and family into your home with style!
Entryway tables are very common for their aesthetic purposes, but they're also very useful as they have multiple uses: to leave your keys, important notes, or simply things you don't want to forget about before you head out in the morning.
Don't have room for a full table? Are you looking to avoid collecting too many things with an entryway table? Then you can always improvise with a small shelf and still get the necessary storage space for those smaller items.
Your guests will most likely need a place to leave their coats when they come into your home and, unless you're fortunate enough to have an entryway closet, a simple coat rack is the way to go!
Shoe Rack and Bench
Do you have a "shoe-less" lifestyle at home? If so, a shoe rack will definitely be useful to store your shoes the minute you walk in and ensure you keep germs out of your home! And if you will be swapping shoes, why not add a bench or some type of seat to put them on or take them off before leaving or entering the house. They can be both aesthetic and functional!
Lets face it, if you spend hours in the bathroom doing your hair and make-up in the morning, you will definitely enjoy having one final glimpse before actually leaving the house (I use the elevator mirror too!). Not only can you make it a statement piece, everyone will definitely check themselves out one last time before leaving! Aside from that, large mirrors tend to make spaces seem much larger than they really are, so this will really help open up a small area.
Photo / Gallery Wall
Adding your favorite prints or family photos all together on one wall will definitely define your entry from the rest of the space. You can really make it an eye-catching work of art if you have the space for it, mixing in photos, art and some wall plaques too!
Baskets or Trays
At times, keeping entryways neat can be a challenge. A simple way to keep clutter organized is with some decorative trays or baskets. You can leave loose change or your keys in a tray on the entryway table. A small basket is perfect for storing mail, for example, and a large basket for storing shoes.
Although your entryway could be small in square footage, you can make it massive in style and give your guests a true welcoming feeling every time they visit!
"An entryway is an introduction. Like the ending pages of a book, it leads us in and welcomes us to the world inside." - Rose Tarlow
Thanks for reading!
LX Crafts Co