Your home’s entryway is the first thing people see when they come to visit you. Make it a reflection of your warm welcome for them by adding both functional and decorative items to convey your home’s personality. 

Function

Here is where you’ll put a coat rack, umbrella stand or wall hooks. Add a bench to make it easier for both you and your guests to dress to come and go. Choose a piece of furniture that makes it easy to hide your family’s boots, mittens and other outdoor accessories all year long without visual clutter.

Warmth

Adding coziness is easy with throws, pillows and other soft items. Wrap your visitors in your warm welcome by making your entryway feel like a relaxing escape with a big comfy chair.

Color

Express yourself with a pop of bold color. Nothing says “Hello!” like a sunshine yellow wall, or “Ahhhh” like a toasty mocha-colored wall. Then, pick up and carry that color through your home in the upholstery, curtains and other room accessories.

Artwork

A large statement painting is a show-stopper. How about a very meta painting of your home? Or an oversize portrait of your furbaby? Your entryway can invite guests to the seaside, the country or even Paris with a beautiful painting.

From warm and cozy to show-stopping, make the impression you’ve always wanted with these simple tips for an inviting and appealing entryway.