When you’re first starting to decorate a home, there are inevitably spaces that fall to the bottom of the priority list. Guest rooms, perhaps? The laundry room? For me, it’s been our entryway. Our entryway, in fact, is empty and has been for seven years. As the holiday season approaches and I am thinking about my entertaining plans, I’ve realized just how important the entryway can be. It sets the tone of your home for your guests. If it’s cluttered with piles of unread mail, dirty shoes and haphazardly thrown jackets you’ll make quite a different impression than if it’s a well-defined, calm and purposeful space, like these gorgeous photos. I don’t know what the rest of these homes look like, but I bet they’re extremely cozy and peaceful.
A must-have for any entryway is a good mirror. It’s the perfect place to apply your lipstick and one final hair check before heading out the door.
Shannon Fricke on The Joye
A chic place to sit, to take on and off your boots or wait for the carpool, is a smart design addition.
Sarah Sherman Samuel of Smitten Studio
I love the inclusion of a little greenery. A houseplant makes any space more welcoming and inviting.
Art is another item to bring into the entryway. Whether it’s a large statement piece or a curated collection of frames, it’s a great way to introduce your personality at the very starting point of your home.
Have your prioritized your entryway. I’m looking for a great mirror, a bench, a plant and some art for my entryway. What other items should I be looking to add?