Nothing says “welcome” like an inviting entryway. And while it may be small, it gives guests a glimpse of your style and sets the tone for the rest of your home. You can make friends and family feel at home as soon as they walk through the door by featuring an accent chest or chair, attention-grabbing artwork or even a faux silk floral arrangement. And to prevent your entryway from becoming a cluttered catchall spot for shoes, mail, keys and coats, check out the
following pieces that will help make your foyer as functional as it is fashionable.
Few pieces combat clutter like a well-placed hall tree in your entryway. Perfect for hanging everything from backpacks to jackets, it works wonders at keeping all that dreaded “stuff” from accumulating on your floor and bannister. If your entryway tends to be overtaken by a smattering of shoes, gloves and bags, try one with a combination of bench storage and accessory baskets to keep loose items out of sight and out of mind.
Placing a bench
in the entryway says, “Come in, take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable.” A bench with a shelf is even better because it lets you neatly arrange shoes, winter gear or the dog’s leash. Try hanging artwork
above your bench to create a warm, well-balanced vignette.
with decorative carvings to those with hand-painted accents, whichever you choose is bound to make a beautiful first impression. For added function, top yours with a tray to corral keys, loose change and more.
Deck the Hall
A printed accent chair
is a great way to “deck out” your home’s entryway, hall or even an unused corner. It provides a comfy spot to kick off shoes, while an adjacent accent table
with drawers can keep necessities within reach as you come in or head out the door.