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10 Entryway Essentials

Dress up the welcoming entry to your home with these must-haves
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THE ENTRYWAY IS THE FIRST SPACE IN WHICH YOU WELCOME GUESTS INTO YOUR HOME, SO WHY NOT MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL? TOO OFTEN, THE ENTRYWAY IS OVERLOOKED, IF NOT FORGOTTEN ALL TOGETHER IN DESIGN, BUT ACHIEVING A WARM WELCOME IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK.  WE ROUNDED UP TEN ENTRYWAY IDEAS CHALKED FULL OF INSPIRATION TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE THE LOOK – SIMPLY CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE AND SCROLL THROUGH THE SLIDES IN OUR SLIDESHOW. CHEERS, KAT

DRAMATIC DECOR

DRAMATIC DECOR

CREATE A WARM WELCOME WITH A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF DRAMATIC DECOR. GINGER JARS ARE OBVIOUS FRONTRUNNERS IN OUR BOOKS.

PHOTO BY VICTORIA PEARSON FOR HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
A CONSOLE TABLE

A CONSOLE TABLE

STRUCTURE THE SPACE WITH A GREAT CONSOLE TABLE. WE HEART ANYTHING FAUX BAMBOO, IT'LL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.

PHOTO BY JEREMY ALLEN FOR VOGUE
GARDEN STOOLS

GARDEN STOOLS

GARDEN STOOLS NOT ONLY ADD A BEAUTIFUL LAYER, THEY ARE ALSO FUNCTIONAL. TRY STORING YOUR PURSE ON THEM OR ANYTHING YOU NEED TO GRAB ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR.

DESIGN BY SUSAN GREENLEAF, PHOTO BY BESS FRIDAY FOR LONNY MAG
AN OVERSIZE MIRROR

AN OVERSIZE MIRROR

CENTER THE CONSOLE TABLE WITH AN OVERSIZE MIRROR. A MIRROR EASILY ADDS LIGHT AND DEPTH TO THE SPACE.

DESIGN BY NATE BERKUS, PHOTO BY JASON SCHMIDT FOR VOGUE
A PIECE OF ART

A PIECE OF ART

INSTEAD OF A MIRROR, CONSIDER ADDING AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART OR A COLLECTION OF SMALLER PIECES OF ART AS THE FOCAL POINT. AND A BOLD WALL NEVER HURTS.

DESIGN BY EDDIE ROSS AND JAITHAN KOCHAR FOR LONNY MAG.
A GRAND RUG

A GRAND RUG

FOR A STRONG STATEMENT, GROUND THE DESIGN WITH A GRAND RUG. IF YOUR ENTRYWAY ISN'T A HIGH-TRAFFIC AREA, WE SUGGEST A BOLD OVER-DYED RUG. OTHERWISE, TRY AN INDOOR/OUTDOOR SISAL RUG THAT CAN HANDLE WEAR AND TEAR.

DESIGN BY CYNTHIA COLLINS AND CAROLINE EASTMAN VIA BLUEPRINT
A STATEMENT LAMP

A STATEMENT LAMP

INCORPORATE A STATEMENT LAMP (OR LAMPS). IT WON'T JUST BE FOR SHOW; THE INDIRECT LIGHTING CREATES A TRULY WELCOMING AMBIANCE.

PHOTO BY RUSTIC WHITE FOR WAITING ON MARTHA
A TABLE SKIRT

A TABLE SKIRT

A TABLE SKIRT (ESPECIALLY ONE WITH A PATTERN) INSTANTLY ADDS INTEREST TO YOUR ENTRYWAY, WHILE OFFERING A PLACE TO STASH YOUR SHOES AND ANY UNSIGHTLY DETAILS.

PHOTO BY PATRICK CLINE FOR LONNY MAG
SOMETHING LIVING

SOMETHING LIVING

ADDING SOME GREENERY OR FRESH FLOWERS IS NEVER A BAD IDEA. CONSIDER A POTTED ORCHID OR SUCCULENTS, THOUGH FRESHLY-PICKED BLOOMS LIKE HYDRANGEAS AND PEONIES ARE ALWAYS GOOD IF YOU'RE STILL DEVELOPING YOUR GREEN THUMB.

PHOTO VIA CARLA ASTON
AN UMBRELLA STAND

AN UMBRELLA STAND

FINALIZE YOUR ENTRYWAY WITH AN UMBRELLA STAND. THINK OF IT AS AN UPSIDE TO YOUR RAINDY DAY.

PHOTO BY THOMAS LOOF FOR HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

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  • Love the slide show and your new site layout! Congrats! I’m moving into a new home next month and will incorporate a few of these entryway essentials: something to sit on, a mirror, table with greenery…some interesting accessories…all will add beautiful, welcoming detail. Thanks for the inspo!

  • Mandy Kellogg Rye / 03.10.2015

    Thank you so much, the slide show is one of the things we are most excited about! And yes, let me know how your entryway comes together! xo MKR

  • Dawn / 03.10.2015

    Bummed… can’t get the slideshow to work! Must be user error since Chris was able to view. I’m excited about the changes, Mandy, as I love visiting your site & being inspired! Hope I figure out the slideshow soon – I don’t want to miss a thing!

  • I love entryways! They’re one of my favorite rooms in the house next to the powder room because you can make such a big design statement in them! Love that statement lamp! The site redesign looks amazing too!

    –Cait
    http://www.theladiesmccann.com

  • Great slideshow and picks…I have most of these pinned!
    Love the new site design too.

  • Karli / 05.16.2015

    Love this! On the Grand Rug slide, there is a stunning painting. Do you happen to know who it is by? Thanks!

  • Andrea Dobbis / 01.25.2016

    Can someone explain why all the very pale grey writing on make-up and other description . I’m going blind. Just a thought.

  • Mary Yammine / 11.12.2016

    I just stumbled upon your site and loving EVERYTHIng about it. Your style is bang on.
    I would really appreciate it if you can let me know where i can find the green art that you have the entry way above

    Thank you kindly in advance

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