First impressions are the most important, right? Your entryway is not only the entrance to your home but it's the first representation of you and your style. You will notice that some homeowners coordinate this often small space to something more functional. Although practically this makes sense, it's also key to add statement pieces that conquer both stylish and functional.
Running out of the door and need a quick lipstick check? Trying to transform your foyer space to look more open? Mirrors are functional in more ways than one. It can help open your space and act as a focal point. This is why I love mirrors in an entryway.
Pierre Mirror - Zgallerie.com
Arellano Wall Mirror by Brayden Studio - Wayfair.com
2. Bench or Club Chair
Another element that plays both roles of style and function is to have seating in your entry way. Whether it's to sit to put on shoes or to use as a resting place for a purse, it all works. It's also important to do one or the other. So if you fancy a modern chic bench, don't over crowd with a winged club chair. Note that you want to make the most of your space with set pieces to make a clean and collected statement.
Upholstered Entryway Bench by Inspire - Allmodern.com
Christina Wingback Club Chair by Instant Home - Allmodern.com
Rafe Leather Entryway Bench by Mercer 41 - Allmodern.com
3. Console Table
Having an entry way table is so essential. A place to rest your keys, a vase with flowers or even family photos... the list can go on. Depending on the size of the space you are working with you can add a petite console table or a large round table. Knowing what you need and measuring your area before hand can guide you to finding the right fit. Here are a few of tables that I just love.
Round Side Table - Horchow.com
Anderson Console Table - Zgallerie.com
Gabby Ebony Metal Console by Bernhardt - Horchow.com
Home accessories, the most fun items to shop for and also the most confusing. What are good accessories? How much is too much? Going back to our functionality element first think - what do you need? An umbrella stand, additional lighting, a discrete key holding box? Next is tying in accessories with your main furniture pieces and filling in the "holes". Maybe you have a long console with a top and bottom shelf? Use the top shelf for a unique candle holder and mix match a pair of vases. For the bottom shelf store books with cheeky book ends. Of course keep in mind less is more and make the accessories another layer of your style personality.
Cirque Pillar Holders - Zgallerie.com
Ming Boxes - Zgallerie.com
Grace Bookends - Horchow.com
Golden Mosaic Vases - Pier 1
Spencer Umbrella Stand - Zgallerie.com