Entryway
Mar 23, 2010

10 ways to create a welcoming entryway

By: Marissa Liu

10 ways to create a welcoming entryway Author: Style At Home

Entryway
Mar 23, 2010

10 ways to create a welcoming entryway

By: Marissa Liu

A happy home starts with an elegant and welcoming entryway. These 10 items will help you to create a harmonious and hospitable front entryway in which to greet guests.

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This ultra-absorbent mat traps water and dirt so that your floors stay clean and dry. Made from recycled polyester and durable rubber to create an eco-friendly, no-slip grip indoor/outdoor mat that will protect your entryway. $39 US, Williams Sonoma. entry-slim-cocktail.jpg
This slim, hand-welded steel table fits perfectly into narrow spaces, such as the foyers often found in condos or apartments. A delicate design camouflages a durable contruction that can support a surprising amount of weight. $179 US, roomandboard.com. entry-rack.jpg
A delightful cottage-style, wall-mounted coat rack will add whimsy and rustic charm to your front hall. Handmade from off-white, distressed-and-painted salvage board and antique cast iron hooks, this rack will ensure an orderly entryway. $49.99 US, etsy.com. entry-umbrella-stand.jpg
When it's wet outside, the best footwear is a pair of rubber wellies. These white, hard-baked terracotta boots aren't for your feet but they'll help keep your floors dry and your umbrellas organized and easy to find. $49.95 US, zgallerie.com. entry-decal.jpg
If you have designated your home as a 'shoes off' zone, then this helpful wall decal can act as a polite reminder. Available in a variety of colours and made from superior quality vinyl, this decal features removable adhesive for easy application and removal. $16 US, etsy.com. entry-bins.jpg
Chic canvas bins provide convenient entryway storage. Whether they're tucked into cubbies, underneath seating or into a closet, these sturdy mat-laminated, chipboard boxes will help you keep your front foyer fuss-free. $36 US, West Elm. red-mirror.jpg
Inject some vibrancy into your front hall. A gloss-finished, red framed mirror will make a dramatic entryway statement and will also help ensure that you look just right when heading out the door. $299 US, Crate & Barrel. entry-samantha.jpg
A solid, handsome, hardwood system with built-in coat rack, cubbies, shelves and bench is just the sort of storage and seating solution needed to create an organized entryway. $229-$549 US, Pottery Barn. entry-horn.jpg
Polished water buffalo horn is molded into the shape of an elongated tray. This stunning artisanal piece offers the perfect touch to any entryway and is a convenient spot to keep keys and other important items. $36 US, velocityartanddesign.com. entry-art.jpg
Framed prints are a wonderful addition to a welcoming entryway. You can either hang your artwork or lean it up against the wall for a more casual, shabby chic look. $25 US, supermarkethq.com.
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