The Art of the Entryway
A home’s entryway is the first impression visitors will have of your home. Whether you have a grand, double height foyer or a simple hall tree to hang coats, January is a great time to reassess that vestibule and make the most of an often unconsidered space.
Bold Wall Treatments
The smaller space of a foyer allows you to play around with bold wallpaper or bright paint colors for a pop of the unexpected without spending a lot or making a large-scale commitment.
Storage that is Stylish and Functional
There are plenty of ways to fit functional storage in the entryway while keeping in tune with your personal style.
Minimalist? Go for wall hooks in natural materials and a live-edge bench.
Boho? Try funky baskets for each member of the household to stash their stuff.
Traditional? You can’t go wrong with a classic console table and mirror flanked by lamps to catch keys, mail and dog leashes.
Add Architectural Details
An entryway is the perfect place to add some architectural details, especially if it immediately opens into a living room or dining room. Adding wainscoting or specialty crown molding can help delineate the entryway from the rest of the house, marking it as its own space.
Create a Statement Door or Light Fixture
You don’t have to save the bright door just for the outside, paint the inside of your front door a fun color to add some pizazz. Or hang a unique light fixture to draw the eye and make a statement.
Don’t Neglect the Details
While you don’t want clutter as soon as you walk in the front door, you still want the entry area to be part of your home and not just a utility space. Add some art to the walls or a mirror to reflect light. Put a pedestal or small table in the corner and top with a pretty plant or sculpture.
There are plenty of ways to add some small touches to make the entryway not just a stop on the way in, but a moment to leave everything outside and relax, now that you are home.