How to Create an Entryway

January 13, 2016


There's nothing like being greeted by a cute, well thought out entryway as soon as you enter your home. An entryway is a hall that is located at the entrance of a house. 

But many houses and apartment, probably rented, directly opens into the living room. Without a formal entrance, your home might lack that defined space to land. For my Mama, it's straight to a chair to dump all her stuff.



Here’s a list of clever ideas to create the feeling of an entryway even when there isn’t one.

  • Define a space with a colorful or patterned rug. The softness on your feet says home sweet home.
  • Engage visitors by displaying wall art next to your front door. Great conversation starters.
  • Add a small bench or table as a catch all. Relieves shoulder stress for the travel weary.
  • Make sure the entryway is well lit. Add interest by using a table lamp or pendant lighting.
  • Remove the big items that block the doorway. Makes it easy for people to enter, of course.
What's your home entryway or foyer staple? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you!
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