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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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