Vintage Foyer / June 25, 2018 / Reyna Stockton.
Entryway Decorating Ideas - Once you’ve sorted out your entryway furniture, you’ll want to focus on decorating. As I’ve already mentioned, an entryway table allows for a nice place to display flowers or a decorative lamp. But, your décor should also help enhance the space, large or small. If you have many pieces of art you’d like to include in your entryway, consider making a small gallery wall. This is a great way to show off multiple works while still creating a statement that guests will certainly admire!
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.
Turn a bookcase into entryway storage lockers. - This option is ideal if you live with multiple people (and especially if some of those people are children). You can check out the full tutorial at Polka Dot Chair, but the concept is simple: Purchase a few slim IKEA bookcases, stand them alongside one another, adjust the height of the shelves according to your needs, and voilà! You have DIY lockers with room for coats, backpacks, shoes, sports equipment, and everything in between.