No matter how you slice it, the entryway is typically the first space guests see upon entering your home, so you want to make sure you establish a great first impression. The look and feel of your foyer set up the overall decorating style and dynamic theme of your entire home, so that first bit of “WOW” factor is extremely important.
Take your foyer to the next level with these mix and match entryway decorating ideas.
A Welcome Bench Provides a “Home” Feeling
For most homes, the entryway provides a small microcosm of interior decorating that allows your home to pop. Since the entryway is the first interaction you and guests have with your house, we recommend a stylish bench that is both welcoming and utilitarian in nature. Whether it’s wrought iron, solid wood, built into the wall, or even a couple of chairs, this simple entryway idea allows residents and guests alike to sit down comfortably, take off or put on their shoes, and really take in the rest of the home.
Benches and chairs can be accented with other “unpacking” accoutrement like matching wall hooks for coats and hats, a coat rack for all manner of jackets and coats, and accent tables or console tables for extra entryway storage.
The Importance of Accent Rugs
Let’s be honest, the last thing you want is dirt and other outside debris mucking up your nice floors or carpet. Accent rugs are crucial as they have the ability to tie the entryway more completely with the rest of the house. With this in mind, we recommend finding an accent rug texture, pattern, or design that best complements your bench or chair, but also visually speaks to the rest of your home’s interior design. Rugs are wildly different from one another so selecting multiple rug designs to see what works best is a suggestion and depending on the season, rugs are easily changeable and adaptable to your decor.
A Mirror for Every Occasion
Oftentimes, the entryway is the last place we stop before leaving our house. Knowing that, adding a wall mirror to your entryway is a smart tactic that is both eye-catching as well as practical. Like the accent rug, we recommend matching your mirror’s shape and style with the trends you’ve outlined with the rest of your entryway’s design. Find the best mirror that fits your space, whether that’s a big square wall mirror, a long and full-size standing mirror, or even a collection of small mirrors for that disjointed but orderly look. Alongside making sure you look good before leaving the house, a mirror’s reflective nature will open up the entryway with an illusion of expansiveness. Big or small, mirrors are one of our favorite entryway furniture ideas.
Find What Fits
Finding the right pieces of furniture as well as how to arrange them in your space is an important step when creating a first impression. Need help finding the right accent furniture for your space? Let us help! You can also shop Star Furniture to discover other design ideas for your dining room, home office, and living room. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from the hottest home décor trends for 2020 to what to do with a dining room you don’t use.