You only get one chance to make a first impression and your entryway is the first impression of your home. Have a small space to work with? Here are 7 fun, great-looking and very affordable ideas to style your entryway.
1. Incorporate Seating
Adding a bench to your entryway is a great option for extra seating and storage space. A bench gives you and your family a place to take off your shoes as well as three convenient bins to store your blankets, scarves & mittens. If you have children, assign each of them their own bin.
2. Hang a Mirror
A mirror opens up space and reflects light. It’s perfect for taking a final peek at yourself before heading out the door!
3. Pick a Statement Piece
Wow your guests during that first impression with a show-stopping statement piece like an accent cabinet or server. Not only will these pieces immediately catch your guests’ eyes, but they also serve the function of additional storage space. Need a place to keep your keys? Place a bowl on the top of the server or cabinet.
4. Pendant Lighting
A hanging pendant adds height to your room, making it feel bigger while also adding a pop of style. Pendant lights are great for small rooms because they don’t take up a lot of space and the soft light helps to create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests!
5. Add Hooks or a Wall Shelf
Wall hooks are super convenient for hanging your everyday items by your front door so you can grab them quickly on the go. Another option is to add a wall shelf. This is a great option because it provides storage space and hooks for coats.
6. Bring in a Shoe Mat
A shoe mat helps to designate a spot for where your guests should put their shoes. No one wants to walk into a cluttered entryway or trip over a pair of heels!
7. Choose the Perfect Runner
Add character to your entryway with a stylish runner. Area rugs and runners help define your space, as well as soften it up. Be sure to pick a rug that can handle some wear and tear since your entryway is a high traffic area.
I’d love to see how you styled your entryway! Snap a pic and share it on social and don’t forget to tag us @mybobs for a chance to be featured on our feed!
Small Spaces, Smart Solutions
Looking for more fun and affordable ideas for small spaces? Check out my other posts:
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7 Space-Saving Tips to Maximize Your Small Dining Room
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