Vintage Foyer / February 25, 2018 / Justice Burleson.
As we move inside, you’ll want to pay special attention to the furniture you have to work with. Entryways and foyers are generally small spaces, so tables and benches are the most you’ll have here. The good news is that tables make a great stage for your spring entryway décor. To keep it simple, Wild recommends using fresh flowers. Place a beautiful spring bouquet in a glass vase to keep the look bright and bold, focusing the attention on the flowers. If your garden has already started blooming, you may want to pick some tulips and daffodils yourself. It will make for a great talking point as you greet visitors.
Chic Subway - Subway tiles are probably the most popular and most versatile choice around. Bathrooms, backsplashes, kitchen floors and in the foyer, it will always do its job. AM Dolce Vita showed off how sleek and chic a foyer’s foundation can be when going with a glossy white. Wooden Chevron - Maybe you’re envisioning a more farmhouse-inspired entrance. Wooden, chevron styles may be what fits that bill and here’s a beautiful example from Studio M of how you can make it happen in a tasteful way. We love this idea especially for when foyers or entryways flow into mudrooms.
Hang a shelf above your coat rack for extra storage - This entryway storage tip sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating: A single shelf (above a coat rack or on its own) does wonders for an entryway. Use the self to store mail, sunglasses, purses, or baskets full of winter gear. Turn a closet into a storage nook - The House of Smiths breaks down this minor renovation process in full. The basic idea is this: With some resourcefulness and patience, you can transform a small, dingy closet that doesn’t meet your needs into a cool, functional storage nook. Did we mention this little nook has coat hooks, mail organizers, wooden shoe crates, and a comfy seat? What more could you want?
Here are tips from a stylist for creating a compelling entryway: Think of your entry as a gallery space. Use the walls for art and important personal elements that reflect you and your history. This is the perfect spot for showcasing that special piece of art since you will see it whenever you come and go—as will your guests. A chest of drawers is a great piece of furniture to put to use in an entry. Drawers can hide essentials like keys, gloves, or a dog leash while providing a horizontal surface to display a cherished collection, or create a vignette that reflects your passions and personality.