Small Front Entryway Ideas
Just like last week, I’ve got another design inspiration for you. I’m hoping to tackle the foyer soon. I thought it was going to be really easy, which is just plain silly. I should know better than that by now! Honestly, the more I think about it the less I know what I want to do with it. The foyer itself is pretty small and I want to figure out how to make the most of it. I’ve already been playing around with a bunch of different ideas, putting different pieces of furniture there to test things out, pinning every foyer I like and overall trying to think outside of the box. And so far nothing has really resonated with me.
I want a few things out of the area. First of all I want it to be really put together, to
the point that it almost feels like its own space. We use the front door pretty exclusively and so it’s the first thing everyone sees when they walk in and I want it to represent what our house looks and feels like (or, rather, what our house WILL look and feel like when we’ve worked on it some more). I also want a place to put shoes so they’re not lying around all over the house. I’ve found we put stuff by the door that needs to go with us when we leave or things like keys and sunglasses when we come back so there needs to be a shelf or some other surface to put those things. I also want somewhere to keep light jackets and outer layers. Maybe it’s hooks? Maybe it’s a coat rack? I’m not sure yet. And I’d like either a mirror a big piece of art. I’d love to have both, but I just don’t think there’s enough space for that. And lastly, I want a light fixture of some sort. Ideally it would be a statement piece hanging from the ceiling, but right now that light is operated by a pull string and I’m not sure what goes into converting it to a switch, so I don’t know if that’s possible. Lastly, I’d love a place to sit while putting shoes on. I just don’t know that I’ll be able to get all of this in the space without overwhelming it. Can you tell I’m at the very beginning of the design process? So, I’ve decided to throw a few design together and see if that helps me figure out what direction I want to go in.