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7 ESSENTIALS FOR A FUNCTIONING ENTRYWAY

Posted on 27 February 2017



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7 ESSENTIALS FOR A FUNCTIONING ENTRYWAY

Your entry way is the first space you and your guests see upon entering your home and it’s the last space seen before walking out the door; therefore, it should be not only a highly functional and efficient space but also an incredibly beautiful and inspiring space that sets the tone for the rest of your home. We’ve rounded up 7 essentials to help you create and enhance your entryway.

 

A CONSOLE TABLE

 

A table is an entryway essential! It’s a place to put the mail down, dump all those parcels and the bits and bobs acquired throughout your day. It also provides a defining profile within the entry space and offers a surface to accessorise. If you don’t have room for a console, then install a narrow shelf instead and perhaps add hanging hooks to its underside for a compact all in one look.


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STORAGE

 

This is a pretty crucial essential and one that can be broken down into two sections; on top of the console storage for keys, phones, loose change (the list goes on and on…) and under the console storage for shoes, umbrellas and other assorted items.

 

For on top of the console think big and round for all those easily lost everyday important items. You could introduce ceramic, glass or even something woven…. the possibilities are endless.

 

For under the console you will require something a little sturdier with more volume such as a seagrass, rope or felt basket. You could even source vintage wooden or metal crates for added charm.

 

 

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RUG

Not only is a rug essential to help stem the tracking of debris through the rest of the home it also does a great job of delineating the space as well as adding colour and pattern should you choose. Be mindful when choosing a rug that it will be instrumental in setting the aesthetic and cohesiveness of the rest of your home and style. Take colour hues from the rest of your interior.

 



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COAT RACK

A coat rack is a fabulous addition to any entryway because it doubles as chic wall décor and can be styled accordingly! It’s function as a place to hang your many bags, hats, cameras and scarves is priceless. It is your special place to keep the things essential to marking the beginning and ending of your day.

 

 

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MIRROR

 

Having a mirror in the entryway is incredibly useful, you will find it to be one of the most used parts of your home in no time. Whether it’s for last minute hair and make-up checks, food in the teeth scouting or is my tie straight assurance. Placing a mirror in your entryway is also a brilliant way to reflect light into your space every time that door is open making a smaller space feel much larger. This item carries a pretty fantastic double purpose!!

 



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SEATING

 

If you have the space for it, adding seating to your entryway is life changing! It offers a place to sit and put on/take off shoes and wait for those “just five more minutes” partners, kids, parents. Adding seating also provides the entry way with some purpose. The seating can be anything from a beautiful bench seat or a side chair through to an ottoman or two that can be slotted under the console table to save space if needed.

 



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ARTWORK, LIGHTING AND ACCENTS

 

There is nothing that sets the mood more than an inspiring piece of artwork and the entry way is just the place for it. Because artwork is such a personal reflection of your style it helps to pave the way for the rest of the house and creates a welcoming embrace that is uniquely yours. Decorative accents such as vases, floral’s, sculpture’s and vintage pieces help to do this also, don’t go overboard though.

 

Lighting is important as entryways when the doors are closed do tend to be a little darker in tone. Lighting in your entry way is a simple way to make a style statement so choose one that echoes your aesthetic and always remember that soft glow bulbs are best in this environment to help ease the indoor outdoor transition.

 

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