Jul 19th 2022 | 3 min read

How to Craft an Inviting Entryway

How to Craft an Inviting Entryway

When welcoming guests into your home, the entryway is the first thing they’ll see.

It serves as the transition space between the outdoors and indoors and allows guests to become acclimated before journeying into the rest of the home. As the first space your guests encounter, crafting an entryway that is both inviting and practical is your chance to make a delightful first impression.

Think of the entryway as the appetizer for the rest of your home. It gives you the opportunity to hint at your unique style while making guests feel at home, relaxed and happy to be there.

Here are our tips for crafting an inviting entryway.

Minimize Clutter

Part of what makes an entryway inviting is that it makes guests feel comfortable and at ease. One way to help guests instantly feel relaxed is to minimize clutter. Decluttering reduces stress and improves mental health by making you and your guests feel calmer and more joyful. To declutter your entryway, start by removing any items that don’t belong, including junk mail and stray knickknacks. Storage ottomans provide an easy, attractive way to stash such items out of sight while adding to the entryway’s unique style. After stashing your excess belongings, give the entryway a thorough sweep to ensure any pesky dust bunnies aren’t peeking out from underneath your furniture.

Incorporate Seating

When guests make their way into the home, one of the first things they’ll do is take off their coats and shoes. Having the right seating is important so your guests aren’t left hunching over awkwardly or tripping while trying to remove a shoe. Storage ottomans, poufs, and benches not only add style to the home, but provide the perfect space for guests to sit when removing shoes. Accent chairs make ideal seating for anyone in need of a moment to catch their breath before venturing on into your home. The style of your entryway seating should complement the interior design of the main rooms in your home, giving guests that sneak peek of what’s to come.

Enhance Lighting

When done right, lighting contributes to the story you wish to tell about your home. Lighting affects our mood, and should be taken into account when crafting your inviting entryway. Choose your lighting based on the mood you wish to evoke: bright lighting energizes us and elevates our mood while softener lighting evokes a more cozy feeling. Lighting that is whiter in color gives your space a crisp, clean feeling while warmer lighting can add to its charm. Depending on the size of your entryway, chandeliers are a gorgeous and sophisticated way to light up the space, while string lights add a bohemian feel.

Set the Scene with Wovenbyrd

Wovenbyrd designs modern furniture with comfort, function and accessibility in mind. As you craft your inviting entryway you’ll find versatile seating and storage solutions that bring gorgeous style and ample accommodation for guests. Our storage ottomans range in size to help you keep clutter out of the way, while our benches and poufs provide convenient seating for removing shoes. Wovenbyrd’s accent chairs can be used to create additional space for guests. We design furniture to bring out the best in your home and empower you to live the home life you’ve always desired. Find your new favorite pieces when you shop at Target, Wayfair, or directly on our website.