Why is it important to decorate your entryway?

As the saying goes, first impressions are everything. That’s why your entryway is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s the first thing your guests see when they walk in, and it’s the place where you drop your keys, shoes, and other belongings as you come home.

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Entryway Decor With Bench and Washable Rug

Entryway Decor Ideas

This blog post came to be when a client asked me if I could help come up with some entryway decorating ideas for her home that would coordinate with her Chalk Couture decorations. She picked the Chalk Couture butterfly stencil DIY craft kit as her starting point. She also requested an entryway bench instead of a console table so she could tie her kid’s shoes before she walked out the door. Here are what we created and affiliate links to all the products we used! I hope you enjoy the home decor ideas!

Here are the items included for her entryway makeover ideas.

…. But how do you make your entryway both functional and stylish?

I’ll share 10 entryway ideas that will impress your guests, keep your home organized, and specific home decor ideas for your entryway. I followed the following ideas to create just the right look for my client.

  1. Create a Statement Wall

Creating a statement wall is one way to make a big impact in your entryway. This can be achieved through paint, wallpaper, or even a gallery of art. A statement wall adds personality and character to your entryway and sets the tone for the rest of your home.

Wallpaper has certainly made its way back to being a popular home trend. The peel-and-stick option is perfect if you are unsure you’ll like it or if you’re living in an apartment or rented space. It gives your environment a sense of your personality as a temporary solution. 

  1. Add a Console Table

A console table is a practical and stylish addition to any entryway. It provides a surface to drop your keys, mail, and other essentials, and it can be used to display decorative items like plants and candles. Look for a console table with storage options like drawers or shelves to keep your entryway organized.

  1. Incorporate a Bench

A bench is another functional item that can elevate your entryway. Not only does it provide a place to sit while you put on your shoes, but it can also be used for extra storage. Look for a bench with built-in storage compartments or add baskets underneath for shoes and other items. I like to add furniture pieces that are not only stylish but functional. A bench is a great functional piece to add so you can put on the kids’ shoes right before you walk out the door. 

  1. Hang Hooks and Shelves

Hooks and shelves are essential for keeping your entryway organized. Hang hooks for coats, bags, and hats, and add shelves for baskets, decorative items, and more storage space. This will keep your entryway clutter-free and functional.

  1. Use a Rug

A rug is a great way to define your entryway and add texture and color. Look for a rug that’s durable and easy to clean, and choose a size that fits your space. A rug can also be used to add pattern and interest to your entryway. I like to find a washable rug with a rubber backing to make it doesn’t slip.  

  1. Install Lighting

Good lighting is important in any space, and your entryway is no exception. Install a statement light fixture or a row of pendant lights to brighten up your space and add visual interest. You can also add table lamps or wall sconces for a cozy touch. The entryway lighting set the tone for the rest of the home. 

  1. Add a Mirror

A mirror is both practical and decorative in an entryway. It provides a place to check your appearance before you leave the house, and it also reflects light and adds visual interest. Look for a mirror with a unique shape or frame to add personality to your space.

  1. Create a Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a great way to add art and interest to your entryway. Mix and match frames and artwork for a curated look, and choose pieces that reflect your personal style. A gallery wall is also a great way to fill a large wall space in your entryway.

  1. Incorporate Plants

Plants are a great way to add life and color to your entryway. Choose plants that thrive in low light and don’t require a lot of maintenance, like snake plants or pothos. You can also add a statement plant like a fiddle leaf fig for a dramatic touch.

  1. Personalize Your Space

Finally, don’t forget to personalize your entryway. Add items like family photos, a favorite piece of artwork like the Butterfly Stencil wall art, DIY Home Decor project, or a unique object that reflects your personality. This will make your entryway feel like a welcoming and inviting space.

There are many ways to make your entryway functional and stylish. By incorporating these 10 entryway ideas, you can impress your guests and keep your home organized.

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