As the saying goes, “the kitchen is the heart of the home”. But the entryway to
your home is the first impression, and often the only impression because very
few people make it past that point in your home or only get a peek through
the door from the front porch! So take the opportunity to make an amazing
Garages have given way to family entries, boot benches, back hallways and
drop zones. So whether it is a front door entry or back door entry, the same
rules and processes apply.
HOW DO I DO THIS?
1.) Determine your needs. What components do you need to make the
space work for your lifestyle and day-to-day needs. Functional, Pretty or
-Furniture with storage
-Furniture with surface only
-Accent light (lamp)
2.) Find your pieces. Don’t skimp! This is a space that every member of
your family might pass by and use multiple times a day! Make it look nice, it’s
also your welcoming home after a long day too! Online makes it easy and convenient to find these special pieces, but if you like to see, touch,
and feel there are some great retail sources that I like to go to…
You can practically one-stop shop at any of these stores!
Pottery Barn: Hooks
World Market: Console
Ruggable: Zebra runner
Hobby Lobby: Mirror
At Home: Bench
3.) Entries with Impact. Your space is now functional but maybe lacking a
little pizzazz? You need a backdrop for contrast! There are 2 ways to do this.
-Paint: an inexpensive, easy to change, low commitment option.
-Wallpaper: a bit more of an investment but you open the options to a
whole other world of multiple colors, patterns, and personality! Plus if it is a
high traffic area you protect your walls and they can be easily maintained!
Totally worth the investment!
Side note: Wallpaper has gotten a bad wrap for years! In the design world, it
never went out of style. Textiles and technologies have developed that makes
it easier to remove and replace. Not to mention the newer to the market
option “Peel and Stick” wallpapers!
So whether a grand entry, family drop zone, or simple coat hook by the door…
take the time to make it a thoughtful, functional and stylish space for you and