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3 Ways to Style an Entryway

June 10, 2020

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First impressions are important, and a well-staged home is no exception. While there’s a lot to be said about curb appeal—and rightfully so—your home’s entryway is where you set the tone for what the interior spaces have to offer. That said, it’s incredibly easy to make a strong impact with just a few perfectly-styled pieces. Indeed, because your home’s entryway isn’t a full room, the rule of less-is-more certainly applies here. Nevertheless, we’ll talk you through three unique ways to style your entryway. 

 

LET’S TABLE THIS

 

A console table is the perfect anchor piece for your entryway. Traditionally, console tables are about waist-high with a low profile so that they don’t stick out too far from the wall. They provide a great space to leave your keys, umbrella, and bags, especially if there are built-in shelves or drawers to stow away any clutter. 

To add some height to this look, we love the idea of hanging a large mirror over the console table. Opt for something that’s understated yet contemporary so potential home-buyers don’t feel like they need to update the space as soon as they walk in. 

Finally, to accessorize the table, add a lamp with a neutral colored shade. Speaking of lighting! A quick note about light bulbs: switch any cooled toned bulbs with soft or slightly warm light bulbs. There are some great energy-efficient options that give your space a pleasant glow without having to resort to blue-hued LEDs. 

Complete your entryway table with a catch-all tray, a small potted plant, or piece of sculpture art. However you decide to accessorize, just make sure that the tabletop isn’t too cluttered or messy. 

 

ARTFULLY STYLED

 

Our second idea for styling your entryway is by using large abstract art. No need to spend your entire staging budget on a serious painting—a modern print in a sleek frame will do just the trick. Displaying an abstract piece that’s not too bold or colorful will keep your entryway from looking bare and boring without turning off prospective buyers. 

Adding a bench below the framed art will elevate the look further. There are tons of style options to choose from. Whether the bench is upholstered in velvet or made of wood or even lucite, draw your inspiration from the specific art piece hanging above it. Doing so presents a styled vignette that welcomes homebuyers, bringing them closer to making an offer. 

 

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

 

Our final idea for styling your entryway calls for a bit of reflection. While we favor a simple mirror hanging above a console table, we also love the strong statement that a floor length mirror provides. A large mirror will brighten up a small entryway and make it feel more open + airy. 

To style a full length mirror, consider the scale of your accessories. We like the idea of placing a large fiddle-leaf fig tree next to your mirror. It adds texture and a bit of liveliness. Alternatively, a few stems of dried palms fronds or branches set inside an oversized vessel are equally stylish ways to accessorize a full length mirror. Additionally, rolling out a neutral runner—perhaps in a woven jute—is a great way to complete the look. 

 

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