Having an inviting entryway is the perfect way to say “welcome” to your guests and at the same time it sets the tone for the rest of your home. A well decorated entry way can make friends and family feel at home as soon as they walk in the door. It’s a place for you to show guests a glimpse of your style! Here are a few suggestions for decorating an entryway:
- Add a chest of drawers with a nice piece of artwork above it. The drawers will allow additional storage for those items that seem to create a pile right by your door. You can store hats, gloves, mittens, etc. Add a decorative bowl/basket/try on top of the chest to easily place keys, loose change, etc. right as you walk in your home.
- Place a bench in the entryway to provide an easy way for family and friends to come in and take off or put on shoes. A bench with a shelf underneath would allow easy storage for shoes once they are taken off! Add some throw pillows to the bench for added warmth to the space and hang artwork above!
- An accent chair with a small side table (with a lamp and small accessory such as a framed photo, candle, etc.) and artwork above also creates a comfy, welcoming spot to take off your shoes. The side table can also serve as a place to put your keys right when you walk in the door!
Now I challenge you to take a look at your entryway… what feelings do you have as you walk into your house?