Maximize your space in a small entryway with a cubby bench that offers convenient storage below and a place to sit or stack belongings on top. These types of benches don’t take up a lot of space, plus, they allow for the entry to be stylish and functional.
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For a breezy entryway that looks put together but not cluttered, focus more on items that keep a room grounded and the rest will fall into place. Take a look below for inspiration, and to see how you can get the look with home accents from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.
The console table above makes a beautiful, welcoming statement in this entryway, and its dark finish contrasts nicely with the airy, light colors of the room. The distressed surface coordinates with the hardwood floors, which gives a softer look to the bulky piece. Our Rustic Country Huntboard offers the same effect, as well as storage options for linens, knick knacks and other items. For a pop of color, an area rug is the perfect solution. Our USA made Portico Cablelock Braided Rug creates the same brightness and color scheme as the rug above, and will last under the feet of numerous guests and family members.
As you can see, the space above is decorated quite minimally, but it still emits a warm, welcoming feeling to give a great first impression. A vase or large container filled with greens and tall plants (White Muscari, real or Artificial Grass) placed on the table adds a natural look that can be easily switched out season by season. Flanked by two lanterns with pillar candles inside, the tabletop is styled simply yet beautifully.
A mirror enhances the open feel of the room, and gives you a chance for a last-look on the way out the door. A mirror works best here (as opposed to wall art or a print) because of its glass lantern complements, natural wood elements throughout the space, and the ability of this home accent to spread natural light – of which you can never have enough.
Consider incorporating these pieces into your entryway, or use the tips and suggestions to enhance the design of an existing space in your home.
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This week’s Thursday’s Theme is all about creating a warm and inviting space for your guests to look upon when they first enter your home. Whether you have a small alcove or a grand hallway, you can create a charming and traditional design by keeping these following tips in mind.
- Focus on one furniture piece. A hallway table, a bench with hidden storage, a coat rack, a chair with an accent table (okay, that’s two), or any other piece you can think of. This will stand as the room’s point of interest, around which the rest of the space will develop. For a traditional look, stick with a neutral or muted color for the chosen furniture piece: black, brown, white; because it can always have color added to it with other decor accents.
- A ceiling pendant has a classic look in an entryway, and a lantern-style or Mason jar pendant will amp up the traditional look and give the space just enough light for greeting visitors and increasing the warm and friendly atmosphere. Just one pendant will do; more than one can start making the room feel too crowded rather than light and airy. If you are unable to incorporate a ceiling fixture, find a tabletop light or even a nightlight that evokes a traditional lantern look.
- If you do choose the table as the furniture piece, it is fine to leave it bare, especially if the table is a reproduction of a beautifully decorated and constructed antique. However, if you do want to add a little traditional flair and protection to the tabletop, a runner is the best choice. For a fresh look, display a seasonal runner or alternate your favorite runners throughout the year. A traditional runner may have details like hand stitched French knots, or maybe a long layer of appealing lace. To further decorate the table, choose functional accents like a tabletop calendar that has rustic qualities, or a writing utensil holder that is the same color as the table.
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