I love a pretty entranceway because it’s a lovely way to welcome yourself, and guests, into your home! It’s been something we’ve put off doing, and couldn’t seem to ever find the perfect unit that was both functional and chic. Sometimes in Canada, the decor pickings can be pretty slim! This unit is from Wayfair who has a Canadian site and yes, they ship to your door. If you’re in Canada, you know what a saviour this can be!
There are a million ways you can style an entryway, but certain fundamentals are important to stick to. Getting the right piece of furniture, and then styling it with art, mirrors, lighting, trays, and décor pieces are all key to something that looks pretty, but also works for your space. Blending design and function is key to this busy area in the home, so here are some tips to master how to style your entryway!
Be mindful of how much space you have to use, and then keep your measurements in check when choosing the credenza or occasional table. We have a very tight entryway, and this Wayfair one I chose is the correct height and depth (we did the smaller 53″ one), which helps keep the space feel open, while still giving us plenty of table top and storage space for our shoes, and clutter! We don’t have a closet at our entryway, so this is really important since we keep our dog leash, and other personal effects organized inside.
Layering up your art, or art and a mirror like I did here, your lighting, trays, and any other decorative items, especially fresh flowers, really is the perfect formula for styling your entryway. I like leaning pieces so you can easily swap things out as you please, which I tend to do quite often! The layers are the trick to creating that cozy and designed look. Start with the larger pieces, for instance the mirror, the art, and the lamp, as the anchors, filling in the rest of the space with your remaining functional and decorative items.
Function and Fashion
The entranceway is where a lot of clutter can easily collect since it’s the first place we all drop everything we’re carrying into the house (those piles of mail, spare change, your water bottle!). Certain things can stay put, so table top organization is key. A little key dish, plus a tray or two to hold your sunglasses, mail, and cell phone, will go a long way. Choosing pretty trays and dishes you enjoy using, will make it feel that much more special.
Candle: Vancouver Candle Co.
Key dish: Chapters Indigo
Mirror (similar): Wayfair
Lamp: West Elm