The entryway is the first area from the internal part of the home that people see. The way it looks gives the first impressions about the housekeepers and the design concept of the entire home.
Along with its decorative function to connect the entrance with the internal part of the house, the entryway has also a functional responsibility related to final dress-up and preparation.
Therefore it is important that it is furnished and decorated to ensure comfort.
Since entryways usually cover a small part of the total floorage, optimum utilization in an aesthetic way must be considered.
We have gathered the best ideas about how to achieve maximum comfort and raise the decoration value of the small entryway.
They will give you hints and inspiration about suitable furniture, color combinations, designs and practical utilization to make your entryway charming, appealing and cozy.
1. Antique Mirror Hangs Above Suspended Vanity Table
Vanity and a mirror are an exceptionally practical choice for final preparation and looking yourself up and down. The bigger the mirror is, the greater the illusion for wider space it will create.
When choosing their size and position, pay attention to the direction of opening the door, what the mirror will reflect etc.
2. Basket Full of Comfort
If the space limits you about the storage furniture, go for alternatives like baskets and other decorative containers.
Made of rattan, plastic or galvanized metal, they certainly make the hallway more interesting and can easily blend with the rest of the interior.
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3. Black Wire Hooks Above Black Storage Bench
The practical furniture will help with space utilization. Every square inch matters! A bench with drawers for storage will put an order in the shoe mess.
A wall rack will allow usage of the vertical space in the best possible way and neat storage of hats, scarves and coats.
4. Circle Mirror Above Modish Table
As mentioned already, mirrors have decorative and very practical value. Placing them to reflect an empty wall or an open space will create the illusion for the entryway to be wider.
A stylish table with drawers can become a stand for decorations and storage of keys and other items.
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5. Comfortable Armchair on Display
An entryway affected by the rustic style will make the entrance informal and extremely welcoming.
An old armchair embellished with the signs and prints of the usage in the past will ensure comfort and will spread warm vibes. Combine with simple storage accessories like a plain metal or wooden rack and a crate.
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6. Contemporary Mirror in Square Units
When a small room is being decorated, there is one basic design rule- choose an element that will draw attention from the size of the area.
A mirror split in squares will become an eye-catcher and will serve its standard application at the same time.
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7. Corner Nook with Built-in Hall
This example of a small entryway design shows how important vertical plain and corner usage is.
The hanging possibility can be increased by fixing a shelf that traces the entryway walls. For sitting and storage, add a simple bench with a comfortable cushion.
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8. Country Cross Table Holds Lamp and Hydrangeas
A fairly high but narrow table can become a multifunctional piece of furniture in the entryway.
Use its top for decoration. If there are drawers, store your keys in there. The space between the legs can accommodate crates to store shoes and baskets for more volumetric stuff.
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9. Fall Mudroom Entryway
Take advantage of the calming and welcoming nature of the farmhouse to decorate your entryway.
Add wooden stools, baskets, racks for storage and decoration. Add a rug in the same style to anchor the area.
10. Family Name Sign Greets All Who Enter
The atmosphere of the entryway can easily become more welcoming with a simple decorative feature like the sign.
Signs with a rustic touch are very universal as they match any interior style. They can greet with a phrase, an inspiring word or the family tree.
11. Florals, Feather, and a Big Hello
A cute laser cut sign “hello” placed somewhere in the entryway won’t leave your guests indifferent.
Because of the plain design and the material it is made of, it matches very well farmhouse or rustic interior style.
12. Green Wreath Among the Wall Hooks
Wreaths successfully beautify not only the exterior but also the interior.
Since they are accepted as a greeting feature, their best place in the interior is the entryway.
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13. Hall Tree in Black Metal and Wood
A hall tree becomes a practical and multifunctional piece of furniture in the small entryway.
Placed against an empty wall, it provides three levels for storage. To make the entrance be part of the home, hang plants, add cushions and a rug beneath or before it.
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14. Hello Home, Hang Your Hat
If there is not much light in the entryway, use light colors for the walls and for the furniture.
You can add some texture through natural materials and earthy colors but they should only be an accent.
15. Hooks to Hang Out and Stay a While
A wooden board with hooks will be a practical hanger for a small entryway as it won’t take up any of the floor and will provide satisfactory organization.
The surface above the hanger can be used for a sign that enhances the welcoming atmosphere.
16. Lamps Stand Sentry to Fresh Flowers
This vintage entryway inspires with its style, aged lines and textures and multifunctionality. Rattan ottomans provide seats and a storage area. When unused, they go under the high table.
The light is ensured by two tall lamp stands placed symmetrically on both sides of the table. To increase the decorative level of the nook, a wooden distressed element adds vintage texture to the wall.
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17. Mounted Wreath and Plaid Pillows in Pastels
When the entryway is painted in light colors due to its small size, decoration in contrasting colors and rougher texture will give character to the space.
Decorate the bench with pillows covered in interesting fabric, some non-traditional storage containers. Mark the place as welcoming with a wreath or a sign.
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18. Ornate Message Board Above Cushioned Shelf Bench
The entryway can literally be only a corner as long as you cleverly utilize the space. A small bench will allow the simple activities related to that place.
Suspend it on brackets to let space beneath free for storage of larger items. You can add a shelf, a rack or a hanger on the wall for coats, hats or umbrellas. Don’t forget what the suitable decoration for that place is- a sign or a wreath.
19. Planters on Three Drawers and a Bench
You can always go for upcycling. By repurposing old furniture you can turn a useless dresser into a practical entryway shoe storage.
Each drawer can be marked with the name of the owner. Use the top as a display of plants, candles etc.
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20. Rustic Hello in Barn Door Style
Use an old barn door as an attraction and as a background of your entryway arrangement. To enhance the countryside style, use plaid covers for the pillows.
Add a small framed hello sign, embraced by a gentle wreath. Galvanized boxes, distressed wooden furniture, baskets and similar decorative items will increase the rustic influence of the entryway.
21. Stacked Crates Create Shelf Space in Tight Corner
If you are looking for an affordable storage solution for your small entryway, use the upcycling trend and turn the old crates into functional shoe storage furniture with a step effect.
A few wooden boards with hooks nailed to the wall will provide a vertical surface for hanging coats.
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22. Sun Mirror Rises Above Narrow Line Table
Even the smallest apartment can have a defined entryway. A stylish and compact table with a hanger attached to its frame will accommodate bags, scarves and umbrellas.
Place a rug to differentiate the nook from the rest of the interior and add an attractive accent like a sunburst mirror to show attention to every part of your home.
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23. The Arrow Points the Way Home
Another way to add sentimental and meaningful decor to your entryway is to use the symbolism of the arrow.
Together with a “welcome” sign, you can mark the direction to the internal part of your home.
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24. Wall Hooks on White and Gray-Striped Bench
The light shades of grey are also suitable for small spaces décor.
They do not close up space, on the contrary- they add depth and interest, especially in combination with white.
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25. Wall Shelf and Mirror Grouping
That part of the entryway which is behind the opened door also needs attention. Most of the time it doesn’t allow fitting of any seating furniture so its usage comes down to decoration.
Place a shelf to hold a welcome sign and other interior elements like candles, vases, plants. Hang a large mirror to reflect the natural light coming in and to create the illusion for a wider space.
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26. White Décor Accents on Distressed Blue Entry
The coastal decorations make the space warmer and more welcoming.
Use the white and blue color combo to recreate the relaxing experience related to the ocean. A few accents with shells will enhance beach influence.