Create an impact when they first come through the door…
I love a good entryway. It’s one of my favourite rooms to add to my Pinterest boards. Creating an entryway is a relatively simple process, a formula that can be applied to pretty much any space. However, when you don’t have an entryway, the process can be a little daunting.
In our current rental home, we don’t have an entryway. Our house is a traditional two-up, two-down terrace home in Yorkshire. So when you come through the front door, you’re straight into our living room. With that being said, we needed some form of an entryway. Somewhere to throw our keys and mail, for your eye to be drawn to when someone comes to your home.
Luckily, with a simple formula of an entryway, there are elements that can be taken over to your non-existent space and create something that is stylish and functional. Here’s how to create an entryway when you don’t have one…
A FLAT SPACE.
The key to an entryway is to have a flat space to place things on. A console table is perfect for this type of space, a long and narrow one would be perfect! For me, I had a radiator in the way, so I added a cover to create my surface. If you didn’t want to go full cover, you could add a shelf. Anywhere to place your items…
I love a good trinket tray to place your keys! H&M Home has some create little plates that will hold your valuables. I picked mine up from an event. It’s the perfect pop of colour and size for holding my keys and important items. It also means I can’t lose those important things, so no mad dash around the house looking for things I need before I leave.
With any entryway, you have to have a mirror. However, as my living room already has a large mirror (that I’m obsessed with), I really don’t need another one in my entryway. So, instead, I went for some large pieces of artwork. Desenio of course. With artwork, much like a mirror, go large. It will have such an impact on your space.
FRESH FLORALS/ FOLIAGE.
Nothing is more welcoming than flowers. You can, of course, go faux-floral. But there’s something about fresh flowers that add luxe and inviting feeling into your home. I have my gorgeous fiddle fig leaf plant at the side of our radiator cover and currently, this bunch of wheat that a friend gave me. Dried flowers are so in right now and these add to the neutral tones.
Personal decorative items always help to complete a look when creating an entryway. I love a few decorative vases dotted about the place. I also have a stack of mini magazines from different countries we have been to/ want to go to. Finally, apart from our Alexa, I have this Buddha statue from my trip to Thailand. That item is so precious and brings back such memories every time I see it when I come home.
How are you decorating your entryway?