If you want to create a stylish entryway in your rental home, there are a number of smart, design-savvy ways to use furniture to achieve the look you love. Here are a few tips from the pros that will help you to style an entryway like you see in the design magazines.
- Begin with a surface. To create a separated entryway, you’ll need to use some type of table as a focal point. Measure your space and invest in a side table, credenza, sofa table, or even a bench in a size that fits the area.
- Add storage. A good entryway has a place for everything: your keys, shoes, coat, and all of the things you find when you empty your pockets. Add a low bench or bin for shoes, a few simple hooks, and a tray to corral any loose items.
- Place a mirror. A mirror is especially helpful for those last-minute checks before you dash out the door. Place one directly above your table, or stagger it next to a matching frame.
- Finish with a small rug. To tie everything together, add a long runner-style rug or a small doormat, depending on your space. Don’t be afraid to use color here, especially if the rest of your color scheme is fairly simple.