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Enviable, Exciting, Welcoming Entryways

Sometimes you have to live in a house for awhile to figure out the perfect entryway décor. We know  home buyers who live with blank walls for months, even years, waiting to be profoundly inspired. You’re not alone if it takes the exactly right console table, piece of artwork, or coat hook before you feel comfortable designing the very first thing guests see when they walk into your home. Welcome to the club of delayed motivation!

Great First Impressions

You may not have the ideal space for a console table, but like this efficient entryway at Better Homes & Gardens, a skinny bench and coatrack are both practical and presentable. The bench can be the drop-off zone for backpacks and packages, and the rack makes it easy to deposit guest coats and hats. BHG offers suggestions for decorating entryways – or foyers – and you’re sure to find ideas and inspiration here.

Real Simple advocates for faux built-ins and mixing utilitarian storage with decorative artwork and other accents. You can keep clutter corralled and still create a pleasing aesthetic!

Like vintage accents? A mini milk can and refurbished upholstered bench (with antiqued legs) sporting a serving tray, is the welcoming visage guests see with a combination of expressive art, exhibited on and above the console table.

Speaking of vintage and console tables, Wayfair – that go-to online retailer with hundreds of products for your home – has plenty of rustic pine tables designed for entryways that can be dressed up with photos, accent pieces and real or silk plants and floral arrangements. 

ZGallerie is always good for a little inspiration with its endless variety of styles and statements. From gold-trimmed tables and art, to neutrals and luxe tables you won’t find ANYWHERE else, ZGallerie has a way of combining pieces in clever ways that we can all appreciate and better yet, imitate.

Walls, Rugs and Chandeliers for Entryways

At My Domaine, the contemporary glam look that Alexander Design created in this entryway takes advantage of horizontal and vertical lines (doorway, staircase, tile lines) and accentuates them with a geometric rug and a giant disco ball-looking chandelier. The entryway is larger-than-life, with a console table against one wall and bench seating against the other. 

Gallery walls are always engaging pitstops for guests — it’s a place they’ll stand and study for several minutes. This works especially well if you have an amateur photographer in the family. Decoraid suggests keeping it minimal with black and white photos and white frames, or opt for different styles and colors in a mix and match grid. 

Concealed storage offers a two-fer – if it looks anything like this design, also from Decoraid. An attractive built-in unit combines a highly functional set of stylish armoires, bookending a console with drawers and baskets for storage. Check out the handsome pair of chandeliers for entryway lighting, and a rug that grabs the bronze of the light fixtures and the tonal hues from both the door and baskets.

A fun way to mix function and form are coat hooks that double as artwork – like these from Etsy. You’ll need someplace to hang the coats of visiting guests anyway, right? So look for coat hooks that both match the rest of the room, and liven up your entryway.

Walking through the front door of your home should broadcast the tone and décor – even your personality. It’s the place to showcase your color preferences, your style, and things like predilections in art and other accoutrement — like a pair of stunning lamps, or strategic greenery that warms and welcomes.

Blogger Brit at House Updated describes herself as a house enthusiast (aren’t we all?) and left her entryway blank until she found an oversized piece of artwork she loved and knew she could live with indefinitely. That was one wall. On the other, she DIY’d a console table by wrapping bare wood – two legs and a top — with fabric. The entire project took five easy steps and cost her $25. Find the tutorial here.

Entrez s’il Vous Plait!

Enter, please, into the master-planned community of Colliers Hill – you’ll be glad you did! Drive around our development, stop in the model homes, and take in the amenities. Built by three of Colorado’s top builders — Meritage Homes, Richmond American Homes, and Century Communities — the floor plans here include ranch-style or two-story designs, priced from the high $300s.