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Ideas for turning your home’s entryway into a statement-making decor moment

Nena Farrell  – December 7, 2018


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Design your entryway with convenience in mind—a slim console table for catch-alls, a basket for shoes or loose items, and a stool for a quick seat or a bag.

Mirror Trick

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No matter the size of your entryway, add a mirror to give it a larger feel.

Total Texture

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Give your entryway a modern boho feel with a strand of fringe. It adds visual interest in a neutral space.

Grab a Rug

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Skip the entry mat, and go for the full rug. A rich palette instantly infuses the space with warmth.

Luxe Seating

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A velvet ottoman as an entryway table? Yes, please. Don’t forget the metallic tray holding a floral arrangement.

Wall-Sized Art

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Make a statement with a life-sized piece of art. Add a low bench for seating that also anchors the wall art.

Upwards Design

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No space for a bench or storage? Move everything upward with a floating shelf that leaves space below for a slim floor basket.

Double Duty

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Add a few sculptural hooks to the wall to both store your favorite bags and hats and treat them as decor. The hooks also create an easy grab-and-go placement for everyday items.

Add a Bench

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Seating’s a necessity. Get the farmhouse look with a rustic bench.

Sculptural Plants

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A large houseplant is living art, if you will. Add a solo seat next to it to balance out the entryway.

Statement Seating 

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The angular design of this floating bench doubles as wall art.

Wall Print 

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Want the entryway to feel like its own space? Add a little backdrop to separate it from the rest of the room.

Shoe Tray

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Have a house full of boots? Use a simple tray to cleanly line them up.

Storage Seating 

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Get seating that does double duty with drawers and a shoe rack underneath. This type of piece makes it easy for the kids to sit and put on their shoes, while giving the entryway a polished look.

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