Your front entrance is the first thing people see when they visit your home. It’s a place to greet family and friends, to put on your coat as you leave for a night out, and to welcome you home after a long day at work. Your entryway not only sets the tone for the rest of your home’s design, it also has a lot of responsibility for a (usually) small space. How can you make your front entrance better?
Read on to see 7 things every entryway needs.
One big problem of a typical entryway? Clutter! With shoes, keys, bags, jackets, and other accessories that you need to leave the house, it’s no wonder that there’s a lot of strain on what’s often a small space. Therefore it’s important to think storage when coming up with your entrance design plans. Units that combine seating and additional space - like storage benches and ottomans - are wonderful options. Baskets, hooks, and cubbies are also practical ideas that can be made to complement the look of your home.
A place to sit while you put your shoes on (or take them off) is a necessity. However, the style of seating that you choose can set the tone for your whole front entrance, as you welcome visitors into your space. Whether you decide on a rustic wooden bench, or an upholstered settee, it’s important to have fun with this must-have entryway feature.