Design by: Amber Interiors
This one is a no-brainer but don’t treat your entryway as the “junk drawer” of your home. Clean up and find a new home for the clutter, decide which items must remain by the door, and invest in semi-hidden furniture to store these items.
Pull your home’s color scheme into the entryway and paint the walls a color that flows nicely with your primary décor colors. Create a dramatic look by using one of my favorites, Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray.
If you don’t have natural light in your entryway, definitely do consider adding a beautiful light fixture. Add a chandelier for a more dramatic effect or keep it simple with a pendant or sconces.
No empty walls
Add a statement mirror, a bold large painting with a pinspot lighting over the artwork, or a gallery wall showcasing your family or photos you love but you don’t necessarily want to style in the main rooms of your home.
Add a rug in a shape that matches the shape of your entry. Because this is a high traffic area, be sure to choose durable and easy to clean materials such as wool. Synthetic fiber rugs are also a good choice as they are stain resistant and affordable, making them easier to replace.
Take a seat
Define your space with furniture. If you don’t have enough room for a centered table, add a chic chair against a wall instead. Stylish and functional!
Even if you have a small entryway, adding even just one or two of the elements above can enhance your home’s first and last impression.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us. –Arthur Schopenhauer
What are some of your favorite entryway styling elements?
“Let’s create magic.”