It’s the “hello” and “goodbye” to your home.
It sends you off to start your day and it greets you when you put down your keys at night. The same goes for when you have guests in your abode—this is their first impression.
Yet, the entryway is often that one spot in our homes that becomes an afterthought. Perhaps, the space feels awkward and you don’t know where to begin.
I’ve compiled a list of practical tips that you can implement in your entryway, ensuring you and your guests feel cozy from the moment the front door opens.
1. Wall Hooks
Before we can get all fancy with decor, we need a space that actually functions for your everyday life. Start with some simple hooks to hang a hat, purse, keys, Bruno’s leash, etc. Creating designated spaces for belongings prevents clutter.
2. Shoe Basket or Boot Tray
Let’s be honest with ourselves. We don’t always put our shoes back in the closet when we get home. So, let’s run with that. Give your shoes a tidy place to hang out right where you want to leave them anyways. A basket is great because they completely conceal your shoes.
3. Console Table
If your space allows, a console table serves as a beautiful greeting to you and your guests. A place to set your coffee on while you tie your shoes. I recommend a console table with drawers. This will allow you to tuck things away and out of sight. Drawers are perfect for hiding keys, wallets, sunglasses, and chapstick.
A mirror will not only bounce light and make a space look larger, but it will allow you to fix your hair or your hat as you head out the door.
Now for the fun part! Styling. Start with some books. I like to choose books that have a similar color palette. Place them in a neat stack. This allows for some of your favorite books to be displayed.
There is nothing quite like greenery to beautify a room! Whether faux or freshly clipped from a field, greenery breathes life into your entryway.
7. Candle or Wall Plug-In
A sweet smelling home is a cozy home! Greet all who enter with either a candle or a scented wall plug-in.
8. Bowl or Tray
If your entryway table doesn’t have drawers, opt for a wood bowl or tray to house keys and sunglasses.
9. Wood Bead Garland
This is definitely not a necessity for an entryway, but it is a really playful styling tool! You can place it in a bowl, drape it over books, wrap it around the neck of a vase, etc. A wood bead garland just adds something unique that elevates the style of a space.
A rug always ties a space together. I find a rug to be particularly helpful in an entryway. It will prevent you from tracking in dirt. Jute rugs are durable, yet earthy and inviting. Choose a rug that isn’t too light in color, otherwise it’ll show dirt fairly quickly.
If your entryway doesn’t have an overhead light, or you simply want more lighting, place a small table lamp on your console table. This gives off a warm, inviting glow.
I hope these styling tips are useful and inspiring! What part of your entryway do you love most? Take what you love and run with it! ♥️