1 entryway, 5 budgets:
style your home's first impression!
Entryways don't get all of the design love (or budget) that a kitchen or bathroom might. But for an area that functions as your home’s first impression, a little attention (and perhaps a lot of love) will not go unnoticed. Here, five ways you can remake your current entry situation, with budget in mind. Take a look!
written by Anna Kocharian
the faux entryway
When you have to craft a room out of nothing, a little creativity can go a long way. For those not blessed with an actual entryway, it’s all about carving out a little space by the door to double as one. The key is to work a reserved set of furnishings, only sticking to the absolute essentials. Small-space dwellers, take note.
A clear console that proves to be nearly indiscernible - a must for the square-footage challenge. $340.50
Ambler Console Table
A woven basket in which to store (read: hide) everything from shoes to umbrellas, and more! $35
Belly Basket - Large
M.F.E.O. Troika Mirror
No small space is complete without a little something reflective. $103
If the furnishings aren’t enough, use a splash of paint to further designate the zone for the entryway. This timeless shade of gray will do. $2.94/sample
Dark as Night
the elongated entry
Within the lengthy entryway, finding room for the basics can be tough to come by. A hall closet is key to keep coats, shoes, and random odds and ends out of sight. When it comes to the actual furnishings of the area, keep it simple, sleek, and minimal.
A cozy runner in a subdued pattern or color tone can lend a delicate contrast against a dark wood floor. $86.50
Grace Gray Area Rug - Runner
This chic, copper pendant is all you need to light the way. $158.40
Gil Pendant Copper
Keep the floors free of clutter by opting for a floating storage system. $55 x 2
the entry nook
Erring more on the smaller side of things, this entry is all about making the most of a compact space. Double-duty furnishings are key, while pieces with versatility in mind, a bonus.
Organic Cotton Cut Lumbar Cushion
An overturned organizer doubles as a sleek storage solution, as well as a handy bench when paired with a cozy cushion. $29.99 + $82.50
2-Cube Organizer Shelf 13" - White - Threshold
A wall-mounted mirror with a conveniently-located hook is ideal, especially when paired in a set of three. $20 (each)
Hub Mirror Hook
La Jolla Bin Pink
Serena & Lily
Woven baskets (to fit within the storage unit) set in a mix and match color scheme lend a much-welcomed pop of color.
$58 + $58
$58 + $58
La Jolla Bin Natural
Serena & Lily
the whitewashed minimalist
With simplicity in mind, we’re looking for the sleek and effortlessly chic. Establish an entry filled with all the essentials - coat hangers, catch-alls, and landing pads included - while sticking to a more elegantly minimal look and feel.
This sleek and slender coat hanger hardly takes up any room, yet manages to store all your winter jackets and more. $55
Tower - Coat Hanger
Outfit the base of this minimalist entry table with an assortment of books or magazines. Top the book stack with a sleek basket that can double as a catch-all. $70
Tower - Magazine Holder With Table
A dreamy print to complete the scene and inspire a hint of wanderlust. $35.99
Venice Lifeguard Tower
Pencil box or key holder. You decide. Either way, we’re loving the vibrant pop of color that comes with! $39.50
Sweet Treats Pineapple Pencil Box
the statement entry
You’ve got room to spare and the focus is really on making a statement. Think of it as your chance to show off your collection of art, coffee table titles, and decorative accessories from all your travels. Favoring form over function, this entry will make the ultimate first impression.
A two-toned piece sets the groundwork, establishing a focal point within the entry. $340.50
Switch Hook Black/Natural
An equally complementary set of hooks to install directly above. $50
This textured accent piece, which works either on the ground or on the bench, inspires a dynamic layer to the overall aesthetic. $89
100% New Zealand Sheepskin Single in Gradient Grey
How About Jupiter
A captivating set of prints to neatly stack against the back wall. $20 + $20 + $22