The entryway is the first part of the home that owners and guests are able to experience and it can make a great first impression. It immediately sets the tone for a home and should feel inviting and put together. Every entrance can exhibit an equal balance of style and functionality with the incorporation of five décor essentials. Read further to discover our entryway must-haves and check out some of our favorite looks from designers across the country.
Beautiful lighting is an easy way to brighten the mood of any entryway. Depending on the size of your space, there are several lighting options to create a warm and inviting feel. For softer lighting and a more classic look, try flanking a pair of lamps atop your favorite console. When working with a smaller entry try pairing a set of wall sconces together or install a chandelier to add light to the room without compromising on valuable space. Shop Lamps and Lighting →
A beautiful console table or cabinet creates the foundation for any great entryway. In addition to showcasing your style, your tabletop should provide maximum functionality as well. A metal console with glass shelving creates an elegant look without taking up too much room or seeming bulky. For larger foyers, or homes that could use the extra storage, a cabinet or a drawer chest are other great alternatives. Shop Tables →
In addition to creating a beautiful space for you and your guests to admire, comfort is also key. For a grand entryway, a set of chairs and an accent table create an inviting feel from the moment you come through the door. If you’re tight on space, try adding a bench with your favorite accent pillows or keep a pair of ottomans or garden stools tucked under your console for quick access to extra seating. Shop Ottomans and Benches →
Accent mirrors instantly make a space feel bigger and lighter, not to mention they are great to have when you need to take a final look before heading out the door. Placing one over a console table or cabinet creates a balanced look that is stylish as well as functional. Choosing a mirror that is smaller than the furniture placed beneath it creates more space for you to style your own unique vignette around it with items like personal mementos, lamps, or floral arrangements. Shop Mirrors →
Accessories are the easiest and most fun way to personalize your entry. A collection of your favorite books, sculptures, or ginger jars creates a sophisticated feel while a grouping of family photos and coastal-inspired accessories invoke a relaxed casual look. Trays and bowls are the perfect landing spots for keys or sunglasses while a preserved botanical can instantly liven up the room. For the floral aficionado, we recommend checking out our collection of vases and cachepots to use as a base for your own stylish arrangement. Shop Accessories →