Projects & Improvements

If You Only Do One Thing to Upgrade Your Entryway, Make It This

published Dec 7, 2019
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Entryways should be utilitarian, of course, but that doesn’t mean they need to be bland. Mirrors are the perfect accessory for this space. For one, they’re fully functional (who doesn’t want to check their hair or teeth—or recite a pep talk—before heading out the door?). They also do wonders in terms of opening up a hallway and adding some personality, all without taking up an inch of floor space. Below are a few of our favorite entryway setups and lookalike mirrors so you can bring the style home.

Credit: Pottery Barn

Try a ’70s-chic rattan setup

Mackenzie Horan’s family home in Nantucket is a charming getaway outfitted with classic, preppy pieces. The rattan mirror and tray combo complement the jute runner and woven dog bed while adding some texture and contrast to the white table and walls.

Buy: Sarah Bartholomew Octogonal Rattan Mirror, $449 from Pottery Barn

Go rustic with a wood-framed mirror

A round wooden mirror adds cozy farmhouse vibes to Jackie Greaney’s gorgeous Maine entryway. The green console table makes the warm wood tones sing. Final touch: shiplap, of course.

Buy: Anuradha Round Wall Mirror, $249 from Crate and Barrel

Snag a goes-with-anything piece

Don’t be afraid to pair traditional burlwood with a mod black mirror as Lindsey Walker did in the entryway shown here. It’s the perfect finishing touch in a space comprised of mainly beige and white tones. The sleek black metal frame complements a range of house styles—we could see it in a farmhouse-y entry or a Scandi-inspired space, too.

Buy: Vintage Round Mirror, Extra Large, Antique Bronze, $379

… And make it go with anything

If you prefer more of a rustic look, you can also use the same black mirror to recreate a setup like Jessica Nicole’s. The black metal legs on the table help tie the space together for a warm industrial setup.

Add a little gold for a mid-century pop

Glitzy gold looks sophisticated, not gaudy, when it’s paired with a simple shape. Lindsay of Leaf + Lolo kept her entryway scheme minimal with just a mirror and bench and then let some of her beloved plants bring some added oomph.

Buy: Round Decorative Wall Mirror Brass – Project 62™, $59.99