Most of us want to make good first impressions on others and we also love to be welcomed with the best when we come home, so entryways are a chance to get both right.
Here is your list of things for creating entryway magic.
- A place to sit (bench)
- Hooks, cubbies, baskets and trays for your everyday items like purses, coats, shoes, hats, keys, sunglasses, spare change, etc.
- Beautiful pieces of art or decor that brighten your day each time you see it and show others a bit of your story.
- A beautiful entry rug
- Mirror for a quick check of the face before leaving
- Space to “come in” or “stop in”
Consider the overall feeling or design of your home and have your entryway be a reflection of the rest of the home. Colors, design styles and other design elements and principles are great ways to create cohesion between what you first see and the rest of the house.
Here are examples of entryways that are truly magic.
I love the simple beauty and function of the bench that fits smartly below the entry table. The flowers are welcoming and there is a lovely bird theme in the decor. Spring and nature are surely a part of the rest of the home.
I love the organic, worn feeling of this entry. This home is lived in, but intentional and functional. The large art makes a big statement and adds to the vintage heirloom feeling of this home.
This design is modern, functional and looks cool. It also saves space as part of the wall.
Next, this entry has great hidden storage and pretty tray to place keys and other small belongings that do not want to get lost. The art and decor are eclectic and vintage inspired.
This is one of my favorite entryway DIYs because it utilizes the space well, houses all the ordinary daily items and looks stylish and like it was always meant to be there.
Lastly, this entryway is simple and sleek. Basic items like keys and sunglasses and a purse have a place, but the art, rug and vase/stems are outshining everything else. It is beautiful, but I do wonder where the coats, hats and other everyday items would go. Maybe there is a closet we don’t see.
Check out these beautiful entryway items.
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I hope you find the information, inspiration and sources that will help you create entryway magic in your home. Check out my ideas on entries and exits in a home at this post.