7 Tips to Liven Up The Entryway

7 Tips to Liven Up The Entryway

Grace Shu
Feb 13, 2009

If your entryway has been looking a bit blah to you lately, why not make it a February Jumpstart project? We've compiled seven tips that can liven up your entryway woes. Take a look after the jump!


Instead a coat rack, put up an assortment of coat hooks. We love this whimsical mix of vintage coat hooks with the run-of-the-mill kind to make this entryway unique even when its not covered in coats and jackets.

If your entryway is so small that it's practically nonexistent, you could still hang a piece of art and a small table directly under it to create a focal point.

A dim, narrow hallway gets even more light and space with a large mirror added to the wall.

We've been trying to convince a friend of ours to ditch his silver entryway and opt for a moodier yet soothing blue. A few coats of paint can set the tone of a space easily.

Instead of splurging on one huge mirror, go for a collection. This wall has a nice jumbled mix of vintage mirrors in different sizes which goes beautifully with a classic black and white hallway.

A repurposed garden trellis gets a paint job and some eyehooks added to become a multi-functional hallway organizer for everything from coats to keys.

If you're artsy, tap into your inner Mark Rothko: Buy or stretch a large canvas big enough to fit the hallway space. The painting, like painting the entire entryway, can set the tone for anyone entering your home.
[ Photos from Living Etc ]
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