Have you heard the saying, "you never get a second chance to make a good first impression?" We bet you have. Perhaps that is why entryways are so critical to a home's style statement. It is in the entryway that you greet your guests with warm embraces and wipe your pet's paws after playing outside. A home's entrance sets a tone for both those who live there and their guests.
There are a million ways you can style an entryway, but certain fundamentals are important to stick to. Getting the right piece of furniture, and then styling it with art, mirrors, lighting, trays, and decor pieces are all key to something that looks pretty, but also works for your space. Blending design and function is key to this busy area in the home, so here are some tips to master how to style your entryway!
TIP #1: TAKE A SEAT
Entry consoles are the perfect place to tuck away extra seating. Vanity stools, garden stools, or an upholstered bench are options that not only dress up your entryway but serve as additional seating for . This tip is especially handy in a small place when you might need extra seating for entertaining that you don’t want out all the time.
TIP #2: START WITH THE STAPLES
If you are lost as to where to start with your entry console, look first for a table lamp and mirror, the main staples of a welcoming entryway. This is the first and last space you see as you come and go from your place – make it beautiful! Sconces and candles are great lighting alternatives if table lamps feel a bit too heavy.
TIP #3: MAKE IT WORK
Your entry console should be just as functional as it is beautiful. Don’t be afraid to make it look as though you actually live in your home. Storage baskets for shoes or extra blankets fit perfectly under a console. Trays, bowls, or plates can serve as unique accents while allowing your console to be a landing strip for keys, mail, and sunglasses.
Inspired to up your entryway game yet? If not, check the graphic below for all the details on how to set up your entryway on a budget.
Ikea Console Table, 799Kc / KARE Mirror, 3250Kc / XXXLutz Lamp, 1999Kc / H&M Home Basket, 799Kc / Ikea Runner, 699Kc / H&M Home Grey Vase, 199Kc / H&M Home Black Vase, 149kc / Rizzoli "Irriverent" Book / Ikea Orchids (x3), 799Kc / Ikea Vessel, 399Kc
TOTAL 9092Kc / €336.50
Go slowly. Find the pieces that complement your tastes and echo the aesthetic of your home. Once you’re there, you can say hello to elevated style, tidiness, and the peace of mind that you’ll never lose your keys again.