Though most entryways are small, they can pack a big punch as a first impression to your home. Make the most of this space with necessary items that are not only functional, but show off your personal style and set the tone for the rest of your home.
Coat Rack or Hooks
After a rainy day or when guests come to visit, its nice to have a place to hang your coat right when you enter the home. No more dripping through the living room or piling coats on the end of the couch. Hooks can also be useful for holding scarves, bags and leashes.
Rain and mud, snow and salt, no matter what the weather brings, your shoes will get dirty. Avoid tracking dirt through your home by providing a place to wipe your feet. And just because its a practical and functional piece, doesnt mean it cant be a stylish one.
Gloves, scarves, bags, hats, umbrellas, leashes, keys, wallet”these are just some of the items that you may find in the entryway of any home. Revamp an old dresser, utilize a storage bench or bring in plastic cubbies to keep this area clear and organized.
Speaking of a storage bench, having a place to sit down and take off or put on your shoes is a convenient and smart addition to your entryway. Benches, chairs or stools are all appropriate choices. Show off your style with accent pillows and textured cushions to liven up this space.
For a last look before you head off to work in the morning, an accent mirror is a great focal piece for this area. Place it above your storage space, as it can act as a reminder for one final check of items you need for your day. Find a mirror with a bold or decorative frame to instantly reflect your style.
Possibly the first thing you do when you enter your home is turn on the light. Your entryway should be a bright and welcoming space where you can easily spot all the items you may need and where to put them. Choose a light that best fits the look youre striving for and be sure to install the light switch near the front door.
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