It feels so good to be typing on my blog again I took quite the hiatus but between moving this past summer and life I am finally back into the swing of things and it’s time to get back on here and chat with you all;)
I think the entryway of your home is so important to prioritize when you are decorating this part of your home. It is the first space guests see when they enter your home and it leaves quite an impression. I noticed recently every time Sofia has her friends over we all greet and chat by our front entry way so you want that space to feel warm, welcoming, inviting and comfortable to guests.
A few simple additions you can create to an entryway space no matter the size are these ideas:
- Add greenery
- Small floating shelves
- Hook’s for coat storage
- Add a mirror for additional depth and dimension
In our last home our entryway was quite simple. You walked in and the coat rack was to the left with a closet on the right. That is the case for many homes and even apartments. The different additions I mentioned above can still be incorporated in small spaces. You can add greenery (succulents, larger potted plants if you have the space) very easily. Any pop of color especially natural real live plant color is gorgeous to see when you walk in the front door. Who doesn’t love the smell of a good candle the second they walk into someone’s home? A small table to place a mini candle on is a great cozy addition the entrance as well. If you don’t have the space for a table to place anything on I would recommend investing in some floating shelves. They come in so many different sizes now that you can easily find one small enough for your front entry way that suits your space. Target has some great options. Here is the link to the ones I have in our front entryway!
I recently purchased this mirror at our local HomeGoods and I love the way it looks. The best part was that it was ONLY $40.00! I was shocked when I saw the price and the quality of it!! These french bistro inspired mirrors make me so happy and I didn’t even install this one into our wall I think it looks great just leaning against the wall on our console table below. Mirrors are AWESOME to have in an entry way because they make a space look larger and add so much depth. The mirror you place in your entryway doesn’t have to be huge even a circular mirror would work great.
If you have a larger entry way I recommend having a console table with pull put drawers for additional storage and some sort of bench/seating area so that you can allow space to gather your belongings before you head out the door. I added some pillows which are also from HomeGoods. The great thing about the pillows on the bench is that you can interchange them depending on the season. Our bench is from Pottery Barn but I noticed that so many of the benches you find online now have storage underneath. All of the bins I have under our bench are from Target. Here are the ones we have. The other added element that you will see I incorporated into our entryway that works nice if you have the space for it is to place artwork on the wall. It is a great way to add an inviting touch to this space. You could even frame a nice family photo as well!
Here are some photos of our entryway that I hope you gain some inspiration from: