I'm really craving my own space now. A place I could call my home. I don't think corporate housing, dorms and apartments are cutting it really. To satisfy my dreams, temporarily, I've compiled a round up of inspiring entryways and thoughts I'd put together a five essentials post.
The raised table or a sofa table is the key element to establishing the style and mood for not only the entryway, but for the rest of the house. You can find more rustic pieces at vintage shops or garage sales. One that I'm loving recently is this piece from Ikea!
Lighting is necessary for the foyer. Especially when you have guests arriving and leaving the home in the evening. I like to stick with a small hanging lamp or some mood lighting with a table lamp. Try to select a metal based lamp or a bright color because it will play as the accent piece.
mirror or artwork
For a narrow entryway, either lay or hang a mirror. It will make the room look bigger. When you're not too concerned about size, a great way of adding color [and an ideal way for making a room look inviting] is hanging some artwork.
I like to keep a small tray or plate on the table top for my keys, sunglasses and any other daily necessities. If you have a two tier shelving table like the Ikea one I linked, then you can add some baskets to store any wellies or slippers [for when you go to pick up the mail]!
This is when you can get creative. Framed pictures, candle votives, little trinkets from your travel can add personality and bring your style together. Instead of purchasing pieces, try to pick up pieces from little hole-in-the-wall shops or when you're traveling.