How to Create a Perfect Entryway

Design an inviting and functional entry way with a few tips and tricks! Watch the video to see how we came up with the catalogue entryway look and scroll down to get our steps for creating the perfect entryway.

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Step 1: Drop Zone

We’re a little weary of “formulas” around here because we tend to break them more often then we think, but having a drop zone is too important of a function to skip! Anything from a console to a side table works as the anchoring furniture piece for your entry.

Step 2: Lighting

Again, another step that’s a function you can’t skip! If you don’t have a statement chandelier, opt for table and task lamps to create that inviting layered light into the space.

Step 3: Catchall Accessories

This is boxes, bowls, trays, baskets etc. — you name it! It’s where you can throw your keys into, store mittens and hats, and corral your other accessories like a nice inviting candle.

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Step 4: Seating

When possible, we love to layer in a form of seating. It’s nice to have a place to quickly sit whenyou’re lacing up running shoes or snow boots.

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Step 5: Mirror and Artwork

We look a good mirror to check yourself on the way out the door, but sometimes we’ll also opt for using artwork to set the tone and color of the space.

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Step 6: Rug

We love the warmth and coziness that a good rug provides! Patterned rugs are especially great for bringing out various tones in other objects in the space.

For high-traffic entryways we love to use an indoor/outdoor rug or runner. They’re very durable and come in a variety of super versatile patterns. They’re just easy! Rinse them off by just spraying with the hose.

For ultimate comfort, use a cozy wool rug. They’re the softest landing spot for your feet, especially over cold hardwood floors in the winter. Very welcoming!

Step 7: Greenery

Oh, how we love adding in greenery whenever we can. This is the perfect place for a tree, forged branches, an arrangement, etc. If you’re a notorious plant killer or if you’re looking for something easy for a vacation home — try faux. But we always recommend that if you can go fresh, then do it!!


Entryway Inspiration

from past projects

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