Carve Out an Entryway
If a home’s architecture doesn’t include an obvious area for an entry, establish one with a substantial piece of furniture, like a chest, to anchor the space. Add a single side chair and you’ve got an instant entryway with storage and a place to sit to take off your shoes.
Pick a Palette
Paint is a great way to set the entry hall apart from the adjoining rooms, and can also act as the jumping-off point for the furniture and accessories in that space. Match your table to the wall color for an especially pulled-together look.
Build a Working Way Station
Your entry is the first line of defense when it comes to keeping muddy shoes out of the living room. Supplying ample storage for shoes, gloves, and other essentials will keep the rest of your home looking pristine, no matter the season.