Umbrella Stand

How to Design a Stylish and Functional Entryway

As the first thing your guests see when they visit your home, your entryway should reflect an inviting ambiance and leave a lasting first impression. It’s the first piece of the design puzzle and therefore sets the look and feel of the rest of the house. To welcome your guests in style and make your living space inviting and comfortable right from the start you need to pay attention to the layout of the entryway. Smaller spaces such as entryways call for smart arrangement of furniture and the right use of colours.

Large furniture and dark colours can make any small space look crowded and unappealing and this is especially true for such areas as the entryway. You would want the space to feel bright and airy, be functional and compliment the style of your home. Organization and practical storage are the key features of a well-designed entryway, so you would need to step up your storage game with some practical furniture pieces that provide ample storage yet don’t up a lot of space. When chosen right elements such as furnishings and décor can create an elegant and functional entryway.

As mentioned before, entryways don’t need a lot of furnishing, one or two well-designed furniture pieces are more then enough to make the space look functional and stylish. Position the furniture in a way that creates a nice focal point and creates a place for organizing your essentials like keys, coats and boots. Bright colours give an airy feel and are not at all overwhelming as dark shades, so a white umbrella stand or a chest can serve as centrepiece of the space and provide space for displaying some chic décor pieces such as a tray with candles, photo frames or a colourful vase of flowers.

Designed to deliver both function and elegance a white umbrella stand in a French country style is a popular choice among many homeowners looking to infuse their entryway with a dose of unique charm and style. Another entryway staple is the console table, which has a narrow, space-saving design yet provide extra space for placing things like car keys, make-up, perfumes and other essentials you need when you head out the door.

You might not have a grand entryway, most of us don’t to be honest, unless you live in big castle like the one in the Beauty and the Beast, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t create the illusion of one. You can use the trick with mirrors to visually expand the space. Pick a large mirror in a chic frame and hang it opposite the window so it can reflect lots of natural light and the final result is an entryway that looks bright, open and airy and reflects a pleasant and inviting ambience.


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