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Liven Up Your Entryway with These Tips

kila-cappuccino-console-tableWe all know that first impressions are important, and an entryway is a great place to set the tone for your home. Because it also sees a lot of traffic, it is important the space be functional as well. Here are some foyer ideas that will liven up your space:

Use an entryway table and style it to match the overall feel of the home. For traditional homes, a black or espresso console table with fresh flowers and a table lamp creates an elegant, tailored impression. If your home has more of a country cottage feel, add a basket of dried lavender or hydrangea and a few small antiques to a gray entryway cabinet. For a more contemporary feel, use a white console table in a unique shape, and top it with metallic accents.

If you need small entrance way ideas, think outside the box. A ladder-style bookcase won’t take up too much space but offers plenty of vertical storage. Use baskets to hide shoes, hats, purses, or keys, and add a few decorative touches like plants, books, or artwork. Or, pair a skinny bookcase with a plant stand.

If you have small kids or spend a lot of time doing yard work, you may like the idea of sitting down to remove your shoes. An entryway bench is the perfect solution. Choose one with storage underneath to hide shoes, purses, or dog leashes. Better yet, try this entryway storage bench that comes with hooks for jackets, hats, and scarves.

For wider entryways, set up a pedestal table on a small area rug. Place a bouquet in the center, and guests are treated to a fragrant welcome. You can also use a large, decorative entryway cabinet where you can stash your household’s backpacks, mail, shoes, hats, and gloves.

If your entryway still feels blah, create a gallery wall with art, photos, or decorative mirrors. Pair it with a bold paint color, and you create instant impact.

Lighting is another simple way to brighten up an entryway. Placing a small lamp on a console table provides a warm, welcoming glow in the evening.

At The RoomPlace, we can help you make a powerful first impression with a stylish and functional foyer. We have a wide variety of console tables, storage benches, and lighting options that can fit your entryway space and your overall style. You don’t have to spend a fortune on durable furniture, either. Shop our entire collection online at or visit your nearest showroom today for even more foyer ideas. Get It All at The RoomPlace!


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