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Both style and function play a huge part in creating an inviting entryway
to your home. Here are some design ideas to try in yours!
Let the Floor Do the Talking
Image Courtesy of MF Paint | White Shoulders 1265 WALL PAINT, peinturesmf.com.
If you’ve got a hallway in your foyer, add interest with a long runner. This neutral corridor gets a jolt of colour from a boldly patterned rug that helps fill in the minimalist space.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Lachilan 19" TOSS CUSHION, $30, bouclair.com. Vedbäk RUG, 2'7" x 5'11", $50, ikea.ca.
Sit and Store
Image Courtesy of Simons | Rustic Cubby BENCH, $295, simons.ca.
Even if you don’t have much space in your entryway, a simple bench is a no-brainer (bonus if it has storage space, too). This version is a perfect place to perch while you take off your shoes, before housing them underneath.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Rattan Square Mural WALL SHELF, $170, bouclair.com. Bubble Glass TABLE LAMP with Rattan Shade, $80, bouclair.com.
Make Way for Multifunction
Image Courtesy of IKEA | Pinnig COAT RACK, $129, ikea.ca.
Pieces that do double- (or even triple!) duty are the best way to make efficient use of space. A hook/bench/shelf combo like this one provides room for every family member, even little ones, to have a space to call their own, while keeping outdoor accessories stylishly corralled.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Metal and Wood HANGER RACK in Black, $13, hm.com/ca. Black Metal Entry Hall BENCH UNIT in Dark Taupe, $249, m2go.ca.
Let Nature Call
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Ema Ceramic Black VASE, $60, Sain Short White Marble Pillar CANDLE HOLDER, $60, Sain Tall Black Marble Pillar CANDLE HOLDER, $75, Faux Pampas GRASS in Rust, $20, Artificial Pampas GRASS in White, $30, Arllon Narrow Black Wood VASE, $100, crateandbarrel.ca.
The foyer is the perfect spot to offer up some seasonal splash, so a few decorating details never go amiss. Go for organic, natural elements that effortlessly give a sense of bringing the outdoors in.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Seagrass BASKET, $48, zarahome.com. Ema Ceramic White Floor VASE, $120, Golden Yellow Leaf FAUX BRANCH, $55, crateandbarrel.ca. Bonito MIRROR in Copper, $69, structube.com.
Holster the Handheld
A designated spot for keys and letters is essential. A small multipurpose shelf like this one takes up virtually zero space, but offers hooks for keys and umbrellas, a shelf for your phone and slots for the mail.
3-Hook WALL STORAGE in White, $57, m2go.ca. Bästis HOOKS in Black, $3 each, ikea.ca.
See and Be Seen
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Persian Fable 0259 WALL PAINT, peinturesmf.com.
A large-scale mirror can reflect light and help open up a space—and one this size is sure to grab some attention! A simple bench with storage baskets below completes this stylish look.
Cash Black and White Bone Inlay MIRROR, $549, crateandbarrel.ca.