We Answer Your Questions About How To Decorate Your Front Entryway
If you have ever thought of your front entryway as just a blink as your guests head into the rest of your home, think again. Your entryway makes the first welcoming impression and sets the mood for the rest of your home. Warm it up with these entryway decorating ideas and also look for ways to utilize the space for practical purposes. It’s time to recognize the wonderful opportunity that your entryway presents!
How do I choose the right area rug?
Let the size and shape of your entryway be your guide to choosing the right entryway rug. Is your entryway long and narrow? Then choose a runner-style rug the width of your door to naturally lead guests into your home. A wide rectangular rug looks nice paired up with a double-door entry. A circular open area calls for a circular or octagonal rug. Remember to keep the traffic flow in mind. If your front entryway sees a lot of action, then consider an indoor outdoor area rug that can stand up to the traffic.
What kind of table should I put in an entryway?
That all depends on the size of your space. Long, narrow console tables often provide table space without taking up too much of your entryway’s footprint. A round table in the center of a large, round entryway serves as a hub for mail and car keys. Small cabinets can feature storage space, such as drawers and shelves that can come in handy for those small, miscellaneous household items that need a home.
What should I hang on the walls?
Let your personality shine in your accent choices. Consider framed or canvas wall art that can easily be changed out seasonally. A sunny canvas floral looks inviting in the springtime, while you can change it out for a charming holiday scene in the winter. A wall mirror adds a reflective quality and gives everyone a place to do a last minute lipstick check before they head out the door. Be sure to read our tips on how to hang foyer wall decor.
Where do I put coats when I don’t have a coat closet?
Don’t despair. Thanks to entryway benches, coat racks, and organizers, you can now have a place to wrangle outerwear, shoes, and backpacks even when you don’t have a closet in sight. The best part—their practicality may only be outshined by their stylish quality. Look for pretty iron scrollwork, rich woods, and built-in mirrors. Look for our tips on creating a clutter-free entryway.
What goes on a foyer table?
When it comes to entryway table ideas, the possibilities are endless, but there are three key items worth considering. First, check your entryway’s lighting. If it could use some accent lighting, then add a distinctive table lamp. Next, include a large decorative bowl, basket or tray that can capture those little items that are in your hands when you come in the door, like mail, keys, and gloves. Finally, use this space to add some decorative personality—an ornate table clock, a pair of spring bunnies, a vase of LED-lit willow branches or a trio of candles.