Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspiration Thursday: A Welcoming Entry

The entry way into a home can make a very important design statement and sadly this area is often overlooked. It is the first thing your guests will see when they visit your home and whether you realize it or not it can make them feel welcome or it can even make them feel a little uneasy (depending on how messy and unorganized the space is :)

Adding a few extra accessories and colors to an entry doesn't have to be expensive, but it should give your visitors an idea of your design style and may even make them curious and excited to view the rest of your house.

I love the entry shown above because it combines function with aesthetics. It provides a space to store the needed daily accessories (like jackets and shoes) and yet the design and colors make the space pleasing and fun to look at.

My entry way could definitely use some help, but then again I'm not sure there is much I can do since the front door opens straight into the living room and gives a clear shot into the open dining area and part of the kitchen!

and now, I'm curious to know...What does your entry way look like?


  1. I love when homes have a welcoming and gorgeous entryway! Right now ours is pretty non-existent because it opens right up into the house, but once we buy a house I would love to have a statement foyer!

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  3. we have nice entry way...but we always come in the house through the the hooks of coats and the shoe bench is :)

  4. Well... It's FULL! Too full! Though very small. More of a storage area really, no, not good, not good... all due to lack of space in the house though, so there's nothing we can do about it for now.

  5. Right after my comment I stumbled upon this saying:
    We prefer the beauty of chaos over ugly perfection.
    Just fits our house(and entry way) so perfectly/beautifully ;-)

  6. Our entry is small. Right off to the right is the kitchen and the living room is about 2 or 3 (if you are little!) steps ahead. Narrow, too, so it doesn't give room for anything useful. There is a half-wall right after the kitchen entry that I try to decorate but it's narrow and I get worried that something nice there would get knocked off. A bit depressing aren't I??? lol!! I do keep a vase of roses there when in there's that!! :)

  7. I love the shelf bench. Such a great use of storage! Great find, as always :)

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