Let's talk entryways! An entryway is the first impression of your home. The style and functionality of this space sets the tone for your entire house. It's the last space you see before leaving and the first upon arriving home - the energy and flow of this space can make these important transitions in your day smooth or more difficult than they need to be.
Every aspect of your home should first and foremost be functional - especially your entry. A home or space looking pretty means nothing if it doesn't work for you and your family. There are basic elements to an entryway that can make it both functional AND stylish!
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1. A place to sit
Having a place to sit can make all the difference in this type of space. It allows you to have room to sit to take on and off shoes, to set any bags you are carrying in from the car, or to wait for a family member. A place to sit will also act as a focal point for this space. You can add fun pillows or a throw to make it cozy and welcoming. Depending on how small or big your entryway is you can incorporate a bench, chairs or both!
I don't know about you but having a jacket hanging by the door is extremely underrated. You can use hooks for jackets, hats, keys, or dog leashes. Anything that you use a lot or quick on the go. Opt for hooks on a cute board or a shelf. Watch out for overcrowded your hooks and hanging too much. This should be a place for a quick grab not somewhere you need to dig for your jacket. If things get too ever-crowded that is the feeling you will give off in this space.
3. Catch all
I lose my keys.. a lot. Having a small dish to throw your keys, wallet, phone, etc. will help you not only keep track of these items but also keep them contained. When small items like these are lying everywhere, it can come off as cluttered and messy. This will also make grabbing your keys on the go easy and you are less apt to forget your work badge if it is always in the same place!
A rug is the final piece that will pull a space together. It can add a lot of personalities and help a space feel welcoming. Having a rug can also be helpful to protect your floors again any rain or mud dragged into your home!
A mirror is my absolute must-have for an entryway. In terms of the design, mirrors will make your space seem larger. Often entryways are small and dark. A mirror will help fix both of these issues! I also love having a mirror for a last-minute check before heading out the door for the day. It's a win-win.
If you liked this post check out "3 Easy Styling Ideas for Your Entryway" to help you get started!