Entryway ideas


entryway bench, hold mirror, hall table

One of the trickiest places of the home to decorate is the entryway. When guests come into your home it is the first thing they are exposed to so you want to make a good impression, however, you also need it to be practical and functional because this is where you are rushing to get out of the door when you are running late for work, or where you drop everything after an exhausting day. Therefore it is essential to find a balance between décor and efficiency, which is not always easy. Fortunately we’ve put together a guide of helpful tips for decorating and furnishing your entryway and foyer.


While each entryway and foyer differs when it comes to the shape, it is important to keep these spaces open and not cluttered. This is why a long entryway bench is the best option to provide temporary seating either before you move into the rest of the home or on your way out. Keeping your home clean is also important, which is why most opt to take their shoes off, which carry excess dirt, before walking around the home. In this case you might want to consider a bench with storage underneath the seats. This way you can store shoes and they won’t be scattered all over the floor.

Oversized mirror

Mirrors make every room appear bigger, which is especially helpful if you have a narrow hallway type of entryway. However, it is also practical so you can have one last quick look before you head out the door, giving you more confidence in your appearance. You can also find plenty of decorative mirrors to add some style, or gold mirrors provide an understated and elegant look.

Hall table and key stand

There is nothing more frustrating than getting to the front door and realizing that you can’t find your keys and you have to turn your house upside down to find them. However, if you hook your keys onto a key holder or place them in a table drawer then you can eliminate that frustration knowing that they will always be in the same place. Hall tables are typically long, like the entryway bench, therefore they are the perfect complementary furniture piece for your entryway.

Written by Lizzy Jude

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