First impressions matter. And as a buyer, they definitely matter when you first walk into a brand new space. And hey, guess what? it’s also the last thing they see when they walk out. The entryway is often a space that gets overlooked, but at Staged, we are here to help give you some tips and tricks to make that first and last impression the best.
Start from scratch.
Clear out everything. Take away all those shoes, coats, nicknacks or anything else that might be hanging on the walls. You will want to start from scratch and have a blank space to create your vision.
After you’ve decluttered and moved aside everything blocking your new entryway vision in this brand new space, think about your expectations. The two most important objectives in creating a new space is that it is:
The entryway is your chance to set the expectations in your home. Is your entryway small or large? is there a closet right when you open the door or is it big enough to invite somebody in without being cramped. Find the space where you want to welcome your guests. Do you want your guests to take off their shoes? Allow space for them to do just that. Set aside an area for your guests to store their shoes and if you have room, put a bench or armchair in the entryway so they can sit and untie their shoes if they need to.
Too many Coats? Purchase vacuum bags for coats and store it in a storage closet. They are airtight and reusable to keep your items protected, while saving up tons of valuable space!
These vacuum bags are a lifesaver, especially if you’re a in a urban jungle like NYC and don’t have the
space to keep all your fashionable winter and summer clothes out all year round.
Other options for clothing storage could be as simple as breathable storage cases or plastic bins.
Theres a ton of different design options you can choose from. Here are some entryway designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
A simple bench is the perfect piece to create a functional entryway. It gives your guests the opportunity to take their shoes off. And it’s easy to make an entry like this beautiful by adding some greenery, wall decor, and throw pillows.
These types of coat racks are a great way to create a functional entryway. It gives you plenty of hooks, seating, and storage all in one. And by adding the baskets, you can throw anything in there and your entryway will still looks beautiful.
Console tables are often under utilized in the entryway. The key to making a table like this functional is to take advantage of the storage by adding baskets and hanging a good size mirror over it. You can even put a decorative tray on it to give you guests a place to put their keys.
We hope you got some good ideas and inspiration for your entryway transformation. Remember, Functionality is all about how you want your space to be used. And, keep in mind how you use the space and how you want your guests to use it as well.