Creating An Entryway

111309entry-01.jpgFor us, decorating and arranging furniture in a small space can be challenging but also very rewarding. Take for instance, the entryway. It's the one spot where guests are welcomed and get a "first impression" of your home. That's why we love Dawn's solution for her home with no formal entryway--broken down after the jump!

Here are Dawn's great solutions for creating an entryway to her home;

  • Adding a bookcase. It helps with sectioning off and defining the new entryway space. Add a tray to drop keys, cell phone and sunglasses and you've got yourself a landing strip.
  • Hooks utilize vertical space while giving your coats and purses a place to land--especially if there's no entryway closet to speak of.
  • Hanging a shelf in the area allows you the luxury of adding your home decor to make the space feel cozy and warm. An extra shelf could also double as a landing strip instead of using a spot on the bookcase.
  • The yellow watering can is a charming sight in the entryway and makes tending to plants outdoors that much easier. And because the outdoor chairs are a nice, striped pattern they don't look out of place being stored in the entryway.
  • An umbrella looks fine laying in a corner nook but we like the additional pop of color from the silver umbrella stand.

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