The entryway to a home is so important, but is the most overlooked and underutilized space. We're going to show you how to create a clean, small space full of personality and functionality so that you and your family members can enjoy a good, better and best entryway!
Above: console, chairs, Elte; ottomans, throw, lamps, boxes, pendant, Boo Boo and Lefty; frames, books, Indigo; art, Etsy; tray, cushions, Homesense; rainboots, Town Shoes; rug, W Studio; milk glass containers, Designer's own; mirror, Bouclair; P5008-24 Tack Left, Para Paints
1. Good: The Basics
We chose a console with classic colors and finishes. The chrome adds a bit of glamour while clean lines bring in sophistication. Though narrow in depth, this solid piece brings presence to your space and acts as a great foundation for building with other accessories.
Next, a mirror is a must-have in an entryway because it's that last chance to make sure everything is in place before you head out the door and serves to open up the space by reflecting the light.
For underfoot: entryways are small so you can afford to choose a rug with bold patterns without overwhelming the space and they also help to camouflage the dirt. All of these basic components make a good entryway.
2. Better: The Functional
For function, the addition of lamps that are large in scale really work to brighten up this space and add some balance. The acorn-inspired base adds a bit of whimsy while the monochromatic color keeps them from being distracting.
The design of this console allows space beneath to add two casual ottomans. Because they are slip-covered the covers can be easily removed for cleaning and are great for the little ones to put their shoes on.
The addition of flowers and a pretty milk glass container add a place to store your keys and dress up the space. With the addition of these functional items you now have a better entryway.
3. Best: The Layers
The applied molding on the wall give it a 3D appearance and really elevate the design.The addition of art within the molding again adds another dimension making this entryway feel more like a living space.
Layering light is one of our favorite things to do. The addition of this lantern is not only functional but the grey patina is a great way to pull the outdoors in. The scale is over-sized and makes a great statement in this small space.
Now this is the best entryway!