Your entryway welcomes visitors to your home and introduces them to your aesthetic. It is a small space, but one that should not be overlooked. In today’s guest prep, I’m sharing five essential items for entries that give a great first impression.
Add warmth and interest with a vibrantly colored rug. Although a small washable cotton flat-weave is a great option for an entry, I love using vintage wool kilim rugs for durability. Their beautiful colors and patterns are forgiving of dirt in this high-traffic space. I wrote about some favorite Etsy shops sourcing vintage kilims here.
Distinctive Mirror or Pretty Wall Art
Art instantly elevates a space. However, a mirror in an interesting shape or frame can also add beauty while being practical. In my Calle Tamara project, I chose to use a mirror to reflect the front door and the gorgeous pink kilim rug. I also did not want artwork that would compete with the intricate inlay chest. If a mirror is right for your entry, be sure to visit my newly refreshed Mirror Shop for some pretty options.
Unique Console Table
A table in the entryway allows you to create a curated display of flowers and accessories as well as a practical place to set keys or other essentials. Since this is usually the only furniture piece in the entry, I try to make sure that it stands out. A round table is unexpected but fits the space and mimics the circular stairway in my Cotton Point Estates project. Your table should fill the space without blocking the entrance.
Create a welcoming glow with an overhead light that makes a statement. Chose a pendant or chandelier that embraces the ceiling height and your personality. In my Cido Project, I selected a favorite lantern for it’s clean lines and warm brass.
Personalize your entry by styling with favorite books, ceramics, and fresh flowers or a plant. A basket under the table adds decoration and can be used for additional storage or a quick way to clean up discarded shoes and bags.
I am getting excited for the holidays and am making sure that my own home is ready to welcome out-of-town guests. If you missed them, browse my other guest prep posts on styling a bedroom and creating cozy living spaces to make sure your home is ready too. Happy Monday!