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5 Steps for Designing an Entryway

The entryway of your home doesn’t just make a first impression; it also sets the tone for the style that carries throughout the rest of your home.

Whether you have a small entryway, an open-concept entryway, or a traditional entryway, designing an inviting entryway space is all about creating a space that merges form with function.


Step 1: Start with an anchor piece

We like to start with an anchor piece to give an entryway look some substance and increase function. An anchor piece can be anything from a console table to a side table for smaller entryways.

Step 2: Ground the space with a rug

Adding a rug to your entryway look brings warmth and texture, defining the space and creating a visual boundary. Whether it’s a long vintage runner, a rustic cowhide, or a small piece to center your console table in an open-concept home, rugs are a great way to add dimension to your entryway.

Step 3: Add lighting

Illuminating your space is key in creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere. We love adding a statement light to draw the eye up in an entryway, but layering in a lamp is a great place to start.


Step 4: Balance the look with a focal point

Hanging or leaning a large piece of wall decor above your anchor table draws the eye in to create a balanced focal point. In smaller entryway spaces, mirrors are a great way to make a space feel larger, but we love using them in large entryways, too.


Step 5: Layer in decor and artwork

Now it’s time for the fun part! Bring your entryway look to life with functional storage pieces like textural baskets for shoes or small bowls for keys, and decorative details like candles, books, greenery, and layered art to fill it in.




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