The entryway to your home is often the first impression your guests have. Your entryway is the perfect place to establish welcoming feel in your home. Whether it’s a big foyer or a barely-there space inside the front door, your entryway is the first room you see when you walk into the house. A good entryway are the perfect place to establish welcoming look and feel in your home. A good entryway design makes helps keep you organized on your way in and out of your home and makes an excellent first impression on guests.
Setting up an entryway you love coming home to is a great thing to prioritise —even if you’re just leaving the house for groceries or to go on a walk! The great news is because home entryways are often spaces which are usually on the smaller side, redesigning your entryway won’t require nearly as much work (or as big of a budget) as other rooms in your home.
PICK A COLOUR PALETTE
Not sure where to start with your entryway décor? Pick a colour scheme to unify the space! This can be established by playing on the colour of your wall - you can make a bold statement by selecting a bright colour for the entire space or incorporate the colour through décor items. Once you have selected a colour palette, work in your hue of choice in a few shades in different pieces throughout the space, we suggest using items such as a rug, baskets, art, lamps, and other decorative accents.
CREATE A FUNCTIONAL ENTRYWAY CHECKPOINT
Your entryway is the first place you set foot into when you come home and the last place you see before you leave home. Adding a few thoughtful touches can have a big impact on your entire day. Small additions such as drawers for mail, a tray for essentials like your keys and wallet, and hooks to hang your bag or jacket will help organise the space, your home and in our opinion - your life!
Are you always leavening home without that one item? Think about the things you grab on your way out the door and create an entryway design that helps remind you to take them with you. This will help ensure you’ll always be prepared to face the day.
CONSIDER YOUR LAYOUT
The layout of your entryway is just as important as the contents of it. Make sure there is a clear path to and from the door so you have ample space to walk through. You don’t want to feel cramped the moment you walk through the door or as you start your day. When creating the layout of your entryway, consider which way your door opens, and leave enough clearance around it. Then, work around other architectural elements, such as windows and other hallways. With all that in mind, make sure the elements you end up including in your entryway work with your lifestyle and are highly functional.
STAY ORGANISED WITH STORAGE
Storage is the ultimate key to a functional entryway design. Because entryways are usually the first and last room you pass through in your home clutter has a way of piling up very quickly. From kids’ school bags and toys to packages and handbags, your entryway sees a lot of action. To keep clutter at bay, we recommend using easy storage solutions.
One of our favourite entryway storage idea? Using woven baskets, baskets create an easy place to stash mail, keys, and so much more. Basketsin your entryway is perfect for on-the-go lifestyles.
ADD PERSONAL TOUCHES
After a long day, it is so nice to come home and be greeted by a space you love. Take a little extra care to curate décor and art in your entryway design so you are welcomed home by things you love from the moment you step through the door.
Consider adding in a few photos of your family, sculptures from a trip, or fun décor that showcases your personal style. A few of these personal touches in an entryway can instantly make your home feel like your perfect oasis.
KEEP YOUR ENTRYWAY DESIGN SIMPLE AND STYLISH
Sometimes the best entryway designs are the simplest ones. All you really need is a piece of art or a stylish mirror, a console table and a few décor elements.
A mirror is key for last-minute outfit checks and can help make smaller entryway designs feel more spacious! Finally, some faux potted plants are great to add colour and life to your home entryway.
CREATE A JAW-DROPPING FOCAL POINT
Entryways might be small, but they don’t have to be an afterthought. With the right interior design attention, your entryway can rival any other room in your home. Considering this room gets so much traffic, it probably should. It doesn’t take much to create a gorgeous look here either—pick a console table you love, hang a show-stopping work of art, and cover the floors with a gorgeous rug (just make sure it has a durable weave and can stand up to extra foot traffic). Bonus points if you have space for a statement chandelier! Then, tuck in a few baskets for a stylish pop of storage. These are especially great for kid-friendly entryways where all the clutter can be hard to contain.