Hide the Clutter
When people walk into your home, they shouldn’t be overwhelmed by visual noise. That means no shoes shoved under benches and no jackets or purses lying around. Instead, bring in hooks or a hall tree and accent with a piece of decor, such as a plant, to elevate the space.
Find a Focal Point
Find one stand-out item and decorate around it—like oversized mirrors, vintage rugs, natural wood console tables. You can also use a large piece of artwork or a bold light fixture. If you prefer a more subdued look in your entryway, try to make a statement with something as small as a fun pillow or a plant in a cute vase or even a decorative basket.
Make it Functional
Even if you need your entryway to act more as a mudroom, you can still make it look fashionable. Benches are a great addition because they’re a focal point that’s also functional. Your family can sit and put on shoes as they’re heading out the door, and it’s a place for your guests to leave their bag when they first walk in. You could also add a cute rug to wipe your shoes on. Cotton rugs are easily washable, and wool rugs will provide insulation during the winter months. On a console table, add a bowl to drop your keys in or a basket for your mail and accent the piece with some fresh flowers and a scented candle.