What On Earth Do You Put in an Entryway?

entryway n. 

The junk drawer of your home. A dump of miscellaneous shoes, loose change, soaked umbrellas. If we’re going to be honest, whatever else we don’t want to deal with at the end of a long day (yes, we know that’s where all of your empty coffee cups go).

Instead of running through your door to get to the safe haven that is your couch, why not enjoy your entryway while you’re at it? You might as well provide some joy for yourself.

Let the entryway set the tone of your home, whether you want to include fun pops of color to cultivate a creative atmosphere or neutral tones to create a tranquil setting. If all else fails, those empty cups will look sooo much better on a well-decorated table.

Here are a few entryway decor staples:

A bench or small table

Well, we do need to put our shoes and change on something, right? Having a stylish, storage-friendly bench or table in your entryway will instantly make everything feel more put together (including you). 

Tabletop decor

If nothing else, having some decorative pieces on top of your table will help hide everything else you’ve piled on top of it. Adding a tray to hold your keys or a vessel can make your entryway feel less empty while making organization easy. No excuses.

 

Mirrors

Entryway feeling cramped? Mirrors are perfect for makeup and hair retouches, self-directed pep talks, and making any small space feel bigger. Hang one large mirror above your table or mix-and-match with multiple mirrors of different shapes and sizes.

 

Art

You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to love a great picture. Choose a couple of prints that compliment your house’s design and your own personality. Frame a few small pieces, hang them up directly on your wall, or ditch the mirror and go all in on a large print.

 

Whatever you decide to do, just do something. It's honestly sad seeing a blank entryway. Make an impression. Be pretentious. Get something you don't understand but make sure to tell your guests that you do. Make a statement.