Welcoming Design Ideas For Small Entryways

Small entryways are tricky. There’s not a lot of room for furniture there so you need to be creative. Also, you can’t simply ignore the accessories and the little things that give a space character. You need to find the right balance. We’ve prepared a few design ideas which you’ll hopefully find inspiring.

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Instead of using up your floorspace for storage, focus on the walls. For example, a wall-mounted rack can provide plenty of storage for coats, hats, scarves and other things for both you and your guests.

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A bench or some sort of seating solution creates a welcoming atmosphere so include such an element in your entryway even if the space is small. Perhaps you can use the space under the bench as storage for shoes and add some hooks for bags and hats.

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Another option is to hide everything in a closet and to make it seem like the entryway is just a simple, fresh space. Sure, you can accessorize the space with a beautiful lighting fixture or some wall art.

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But when space is limited more casual storage solutions are often preferred. This small entryway includes a boot tray, a small wall-mounted rack for coats and jackets and an umbrella stand. Two framed images complete the look.

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Keep the entryway fresh and airy. Simplify everything. Instead of a cabinet. Put up a simple shelf. Instead of a shoe rack, just use the floor and so on. Hang a mirror on a wall and decorate the space with a vase or, even better, a wreath on the door.

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You can combine looks and function by creating a gallery wall for the entryway. You can mix and match useful and decorative features such as shelves, hooks, framed pictures, mirrors, a wall clock, etc.

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A space, even though small, looks better when it’s well-organized. This is a lovely example. This small entryway is simple but everything seems to have its own place there and the décor is balanced and harmonious without being overwhelming.

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You can make any entryway feel welcoming, regardless of how big or how small it is, by adding a fluffy, textured area rug. Also, it would be to also have wooden flooring in this area.