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The feeling you get the moment you step through your front door at the end of a long day should be warm, welcoming, and grounding. Despite the stress and chaos of everyday life, your home can and should be an oasis away from it all, but it takes a little bit of work and intention to make that a reality. One of the most important aspects of cultivating a serene feeling inside your home is your entryway. Your front hall space is the first thing you and your guests see upon entering, and for that reason it’s vulnerable to collecting clutter in the form of mail, coats, shoes, bags, and more. Follow our simple tips for creating an entryway you can’t wait to come home to at the end of each day.
We can’t stress enough the importance of eliminating front hallway clutter. Because it’s such a difficult issue to avoid, you may need some assistance. Take a look at your entryway and make a note of where clutter from everyday belongings tends to pile up. If you have a large chair that quickly becomes buried in coats, hats, and bags, maybe it’s time to remove the chair and install aesthetically pleasing hooks. We’re loving these modern Pebble Wall Hooks in walnut from West Elm. Pro tip: when installing your hooks, be sure to spread them out and hang them at varying heights to create a cleaner look.
If you’re a no-shoes-in-the-house type of home, you’ll need to figure out an organizational system for shoes by the front door. A clutter-free entryway doesn’t necessarily have to be a minimalist entryway; you just want to find the tools that work for you. This bamboo shoe rack from Wayfair allows plenty of space for multiple pairs of shoes as well umbrellas, and a top rack for a decorative plant to brighten up the space.
A small rug or runner is an excellent way to bring warm, welcoming vibes to your entryway. Depending on the layout of your home, you may want to match your broader interior theme or mix it up with a totally different look. Think about the way you want to feel when you step through the front door, and seek out a rug that evokes those emotions. This Chunky Wool and Jute Rug in Ivory from Pottery Barn has a calm, soothing vibe while this Bohemian pattern from Overstock gives off a bright, positive feel.
For more interior design tips, or to find a home near you, contact Olympus today.