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Easy DIY Entryway Designs to Warm Up Your Home

Easy DIY Entryway Designs to Warm Up Your Home

Imagine entering a person’s home and it’s completely bare. What would you think? Would you feel welcomed with open arms or a little bit reluctant to walk inside?

Entryways are the gateways to your home. They’re the place where people form the first impression of your décor, the ambiance, and (if you’ve just met) you. With easy DIY entryway designs you can warm up your space and make your house a little bit more appealing to your future guests.

Here are seven simple projects to get you started.

1. Create An Entryway

What if you don’t have an entryway? What if your guests enter into a large room? This is especially common in studio apartments and lofts. If you’re missing an entryway, create one!

There are a few ways you can do this. You can add a partition to distinguish your entryway, like Apartment Therapy did. Or, you can outline your entryway space with unique flooring. Luxury vinyl is ideal for this because it is so durable.

Entryway on Houzz

Entryway on Houzz

2. Add A Bench

Give your guests a place to sit while they take off their shoes and unwind for awhile in your home by adding a bench to your entryway. If you get a tall bench, you can also use it to store your shoes so you’re not cluttering your hallway and sending the wrong signal from the get go.

Transitional Dining Room by Tacoma Interior Designers & Decorators Scott Neste | Minor Details Interior Design

Transitional Dining Room by Tacoma Interior Designers & Decorators Scott Neste | Minor Details Interior Design

3. Add Built-Ins

Is your space too small for a bench? Attach wooden storage crates to the wall. By getting old wooden boxes and screwing them into the wall you’ll instantly have storage containers for shoes and purses. You can also use baskets for this.

Contemporary Entry by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Shane D. Inman

Contemporary Entry by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Shane D. Inman

4. Add A Simple Table

If benches and shelving units feel too bulky, try a simple table. You can add as much or as little as you’d like to the table while still defining your space. This is especially good in homes where there is enough room to put a long, thin table against the wall.

Beach Style Entry by Marblehead Interior Designers & Decorators Molly Frey Design

Beach Style Entry by Marblehead Interior Designers & Decorators Molly Frey Design

5. Include A Fun Doormat

Doormats are essential in most climates where rain, dirt, and mud are a factor. Add a fun doormat to show off your personality. If you’re artsy or eclectic, add a colorful doormat. If you’re a holiday lover, change your doormat with the season. Or, if you’re more traditional, keep it your doormat simple with a monogram for your household.

Traditional Entry by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O'Hara Interiors

Traditional Entry by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O’Hara Interiors

6. Hang Up With Hooks

Give your guests a place to hang their coat or hat while they’re in your house. With simple hooks, you can free up space near your door and make it easier for guests to instantly relax when they walk inside.

Contemporary Entry by Edina General Contractors REFINED LLC

Contemporary Entry by Edina General Contractors REFINED LLC

7. Add An Umbrella Stand

The final thing your guests will want to set down when they come in is their umbrella. With a large metal vase or bucket, you can offer the perfect spot at the doorway for umbrellas where your flooring won’t get wet and your guests can leave the clumsy accessory.

Eclectic Entry by Brooklyn Interior Designers & Decorators deakins design group

Eclectic Entry by Brooklyn Interior Designers & Decorators deakins design group

No matter how you design your entryway, it’s essential that you have one! By designing a welcoming entrance, you’ll set the tone for your guests and make them feel more comfortable in your house.

How have you spruced up your entryway? Tell us your tips in the comments below!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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