Learn how to decorate an entryway with these simple tips and tricks. This space sets the tone of your home, so lets make it beautiful!
Entry, foyer, entryway, front room- whatever you call the entrance of your home! Let’s decorate it! The entryway sets the tone or vibe of your home and is usually the first space you and your guests see. However, this space doesn’t have to be purely decorative either, I share a few sneaky ways to add some function to your entry too! So let’s make sure we are using your home’s entryway to it’s fullest potential!
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Make sure your Entryway Rug is Big Enough
A quick and easy way to warm up your entryway is to add a rug by the front door. I highly suggest going bigger than your average welcome mat size and choose a rug that takes up the majority of your entry. A larger rug, in any space, helps create the illusion of a bigger room. Small rugs will do the opposite. You can always layer your rugs too! I like the way mine fits snuggly in the nook of our front door.
Add a Beautiful Wreath to your Front Door
What better way to brighten up your front door than to add a fun wreath? You can add something festive for an upcoming holiday or the current season with coordinating florals. You can even keep it more neutral and choose more of a greenery wreath to keep up all year long. What about a DIY wreath? I have lots of wreath tutorials to help you make your very own wreath for the fraction of the cost. I promise these are some of the EASIEST wreath tutorials you will have find! Click here to check out my Wreath Corner page for some amazing ways to make your own wreath!
Add some Function to your Entry with a Entryway Table
One of the most common ways to decorate your entryway is to add an entryway table. Entryway tables are typically narrow, tall and on the longer side. My entry table came from the last living room set owned by my grandparents and Alex and I refinished them when we bought our first home. I love having a little piece of them in our home. My entry table is purely decorative, but you can always use a table in the entry for extra storage by adding baskets and filling them with things such as shoes, toys, blankets, remotes or whatever else you can think of.
Create a the Illusion of Space with a Mirror
Mirrors are magical! They create the illusion of more space and add depth to any room. Plus, it’s super handy to have a mirror to look at before you head out the door! I fell in love with a mirror from Pottery Barn until I saw the price tag and quickly tried to forget about it, but then I found this dupe at the At Home store near me for a fraction of the price! I was stoked. However the mirror was a brighter white than my entry table and I felt that they clashed, so I brushed on a little bit of Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral paint. I used the color “drop cloth” which is the perfect off-white in my opinion. I like adding this to decor that is too bright to dull it down a bit and give the piece more texture.
You will Love the function of a Board and Batten Wall like This
I love having our board and batten wall right in our entry! It keeps our shoe, coat and bag clutter at bay. There is nothing more frustrating than walking into your house after a long day at work to find coats, shoes, and bags draped everywhere they do not belong. I desperately needed a drop zone! The clutter is inevitable, so we created a cute space to put them! Check out the full tutorial here.
Make your Entry way Cozy by adding a Blanket Ladder
If you have the room, adding a blanket ladder to your entryway is a great way to cozy up the space. If you ask me, you can never have enough blankets! Having a blanket ladder in your entry is especially handy if your entry is near your living room because it gives you a cute way to store your blankets. Bonus!
Add a Place to Sit in your Entryway
If you have the room, extra seating is a great addition to your entryway space. We built this $20 hairpin bench to add to our board and batten wall and we use it constantly. It’s great to be able to sit down to put your shoes on as well as a place to drop bags or other items. We also have my beloved lounger in this space which is a great place to curl up and read a book (no, I don’t do that, but it sounds nice).
Add a Smaller End Table to your Entryway Space
If you don’t have a ton of space in your entryway for large pieces of furniture, perhaps you can squeeze in a small end table. A end table like the one we have could be a great place to drop your keys or bag. Ours is mostly decorative, but we like to keep a few handy items in the drawer like my measuring tape and a small speaker.
Share How you Decorate your Entryway
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