Your entryway is like the face of your home. It’s either a friendly smile to help guests feel welcome, or a scary sight that may deters even your best friends from coming back. Creating a beautiful entryway doesn’t require a lot of time, space, or money. They key is to make your entry an intentional space rather than an absentminded gathering area for clutter and junk from your day.
Here are several spaces that combine beauty and function in the best way possible to ensure your home will rise up to meet you as soon as you come home.
This home doesn’t have much of a formal entry, but a few simple hooks and a mirror makes this space intentional. It gives you a place to you’re your bag, hang your hat and grab a quick glance before you face the world.
Lighting can make a big difference in an entry. Don’t settle for the standard bowl lighting in the entry. Make a statement with a beautiful lighting fixture like this wooden lantern.
Rounded elements work well in the entry because they are more relaxing and comforting than sharp edges. They also are a little more practical for busy moms or clumsy kids who may be stumbling their way out the door. This beautiful arch table creates a functional space without taking up a lot of room.
If you have a narrow entry, consider a long rug to accent the space, and small pieces that don’t draw a lot of attention. This clear floating shelf makes a seamless landing spot for keys and wallets while the simple wicker basket is perfect for shoes and umbrellas.
Don’t underestimate the power of color! This entry takes up no room at all, but makes a big statement and adds functional hooks to the space.
If you’d rather cover up your hanging coats and bags, add a curtain to the entryway. This is a great way to keep unsightly items covered, add style to your space, and maintain easy access.
I love the idea of framing in an organization space in the entryway. This is so beautiful it would work for either a front door or a backdoor area and has plenty of space for the entire family to stay organized.
A short bench is a great way to add function and beauty to an entry way. This bench and hook combination define the space and add intention to an otherwise empty white wall.
Beautiful storage solutions don’t have to be expensive. These crate shelves are easy to put together yourself and gives everyone in the family their own organized space.
If you have a lot of little people to keep track of, give everyone a basket, a hook, and a bucket. I love the simplicity of this system.
11.If you have a hall closet that’s not getting much use, transform it into a functional entry. This closet transformation provides plenty of storage and a soft place to sit.
If your front door leads straight to the stairs, this is a great way to create space out of nothing by using the otherwise empty space above the stairs. This is pure genius.
Consider using the entry to add an accent wall to your space. It’s a great way to define the space and add a beautiful style to your home.