Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you're looking for some inspiration in that department -- or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces -- you've come to the right spot! We've rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.
Putting together that roundup of clean and bright entryways recently left me feeling inspired and eager to create my own interpretation. There were a few elements that really stuck out as adaptable to any style or space. Read on for tips for creating your own artful entryway!
For most of us the entryway or mudroom is the first insight that guests have into our homes. While many choose function over form, there is no reason you can't have both.
Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!
Although coat season is going to be winding down soon (or is it?), purse and accessory season has no end! Ideas for clever coat/purse hangers are in season, and this one is no exception.
House & Home's senior design editor, Cameron Macneil shares his entry makeover in this week's H&H Online TV. However, the episode is loaded with other inspirational tips and images too, as H&H editors take us through their favorites. To watch
This might come as a surprise to those of you with entryways, but some people don't have them. Oh, sure, there's a door, but it might swing open right into a living area. Or worse yet, it might swing open right into a living area that's carpeted. As someone who used to own a house with just this kind of arrangement (carpet and all), let me tell you, they're irritating. No space for people to congregate as they enter and exit. No place for...
What was once an extravagance for newly built homes of the 1980s and 90s has now become essential to the way contemporary families live: the mud room. A place to keep coats, shoes, pet paraphernalia, backpacks, sort through junk mail, and perhaps even do laundry. A transitional room, a liminal space, if you will, to help translate your home to the rest of your life.
But the high traffic can create a bit of chaos, and the mud room can often become a "junk drawer" for your entire house, creating piles of items that don't have another place.
BHG has a list of 20 great ways to boost your curb appeal. They’ve even catagorized them into projects that can be accomplished in a day, week or even month.
In a day:
- Create a symmetrical entryway by adding sidelights and containers filled with flowers.
- Replace old hardware like house numbers and lockset.
- Punch up your front door with a fresh coat of colorful paint and polish the door fixtures.
- Replace your mailbox...