An entryway is like curb appeal for the inside so it’s important to make this space welcoming. It’s easy to create a welcoming entryway.
An entryway is such an important part of your home; it’s where your guests come and go and it’s the first and last place they see when visiting.
We have a two story entryway so the space is tall; therefore, I want to keep guests focused eye level so it feels welcoming and cozy. The goal is to include a few of these key pieces while keeping it simple, but still making it inviting and interesting.
Bench or Accent Table
A bench or accent table is always my starting point when decorating an entryway or foyer. A bench allows a place to sit and also adds visual interest for pillows and throws; a bench not only looks good, but it is functional and makes sense for this spot.
Another great piece to add to an entryway would be an accent table. An accent table will allow a focal point to decorate around and place other decor and lamps. It will also be a place to utilize as storage. Before our bench I used a dresser in this space which housed a lamp, a mirror and drawers for storage.
A rug is normally my next go to decor piece with putting together an entryway. Rugs are great places to add color and texture to an area. I do hate covering up beautiful flooring, but there is just something about a rug. It creates such a homey feel that an entryway needs.
Our rug is by the front door and not necessarily near the bench but it is part of the decor elements of our entryway.
I love having a window in the entryway to allow light in and open things up. But, if you don’t have windows, the next best thing is a mirror. The mirror allows the space to seem more open.
Lighting is also another element you must include in an entryway. Some choose to go with a very decorative overhead light or chandelier. But if you have only recess lighting in the area, you may want to go with a decorative lamp on the accent table. Lighting will add so much warmth and make any entryway welcoming.
Decor and Pillows
After these five components and pieces are put together, you can start adding the other decor items. Pillows, artwork, and even greenery are all acceptable and great options for an entryway. Greenery is essential to any space that needs to be welcoming and bright.
We added some pillows to our bench for some color, texture, and warmth to the space. Some artwork and a real lemon tree added to an antique crock I found in North Carolina. This also made the area feel cozy and more welcoming.