October 1, 2010

Entryways: Does Size Matter?

Entryways are by far my favorite space in the home. Not only are they often cute, sweet and tiny, but they're the first chance to show your guests that you mean serious decorating business. Even better? They don't have to be crazy large to make a massive bang.

Below, I've rounded up a few examples of fantastic entryways — with not a lot of square footage. Regardless of how much space you have to work with, there are many foolproof methods to maximizing your entryway's impact.

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Believe it or not, wallpaper works wonders in a small space. Stick to a small pattern that will repeat plenty of times and keep accessories clean and organized.

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Don't have space for wall storage or a console? Try a patterned tile or rug and statement front door to ensure your style is well translated.

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On the other hand, accessorize a few cubbies with pillows, florals and a sweet coat rack to showcase your style without displaying your family's clutter.

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Lastly, a simple shelf can do wonders for an entryway. The perfect place to hold your keys and stash your mail, dress up a glamorous shelf with a vase of your favorite flowers and a sweet print.

Remember — first impressions are lasting impressions. Keep your entryway as stylish as you are!

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