Make It Happen: An Entryway with Something to Say

March 18, 2014

Our visual communication manager Kayte is a whiz when it comes to sprucing up spaces, so we knew she was just the gal to fill us in on some easy and unexpected ways to freshen up the face of your home. Take it away, Kayte!

Ah, the home entryway the oft-forgotten zone where we drop our coats and kick off our shoes after a long day. But why treat your foyer so shabbily? Instead, think of your threshold as a way to set the tone of your home. Here are five quick fixes to make your entryway sing this spring.


Closet Cues: Take a page from your wardrobe to style your space. Are your spring clothes all about budding botanicals, bright hues and texture galore? They work in your home, too! An entryway, with its petite stature, is the perfect room to try something new.

Get Organized: Instead of tossing your belongings here and there, turn to creative catch-alls to organize them, a key hook pulls double-duty as a necklace rack while a chair rail holds (and displays!) a few favorite heels.

Think 3D: Simple shelving on brackets adds dimension and storage to walls with ease. We picked a warm wood shelf set atop the Tour Eiffel bracket, an all-time favorite for its classic, graceful lines. Pile your shelves with a stack of favorite novels, or, like us, a collection of vases filled with happy spring blooms.

Be Bold: A small space is a brilliant way to experiment with bold wallpaper, high on impact, low on commitment!

Mix, Don’t Match: A dash of feminine (the floral wallpaper), a bit of industrial (the basket and shelf) and a dose of vintage rustic (the bench) make for one great room. Too much or too little of one of these elements, like a too-matchy outfit, would simply fall flat.