10 ways to create a welcoming entryway
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.