Sometimes an entryway can seem tricky to decorate. You want it to be welcoming, but not overly done. And it doesn’t matter how big or small it is, you want it to feel inviting, as an entryway should. Whether it is small or spacious, with a stairway or just a small nook, here are 10 ways to elevate your entryway.
1.You can create the feel of a foyer where there isn’t really one by setting apart a focal wall in the space. Paint the wall in a different color, or hang some special wallpaper. Furnish it separately than the rest of the living room area by including a small table and a mirror or a favorite piece of art.
2. Use mirrors to both elevate and open up the space and make it feel bigger than it is. A piece of furniture in a reflective finish accomplishes the same task.
3. This entryway is reflective of the farmhouse style of the home it’s in. Don’t be afraid to mix textures and layer prints. The large green bottle underneath the table is an unexpected surprise!
4. If your front door opens into an entry hallway, it’s the perfect set up for a gallery wall of favorite family photos and art. It’s like an instant introduction to the people who live in the home.
5. This cottage with a small space for an entry is perfectly set with an antique trunk, which also doubles as storage. A hall tree gives guests a spot to hang their hats, jackets and bags.
6. Don’t be afraid to go bold with bright geometric patterns. The rug and pillows, and the bright yellow wall are a cheerful way to elevate this entryway.
7. Another way to elevate your entryway could be to include a shelving unit. This one is rustic and charming, and all the plants it plays home to are cheery and inviting.
8. A entryway classic is checkerboard flooring. It certainly sets the space apart, yet also stands up to heavy traffic!
9. This space uses a round table and accompanying chandelier to elevate the space and designate an entryway where there isn’t really one. It can be done!
10. If all you’ve got is some extra wall space to designate an entryway, make the most of it! This use of cast iron hooks in a Texas ranch house is genius.