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5 easy entryway accents

By emily.bailey

Thursday, September 1, 2016

5 Easy Entryway Accents

Here are 5 easy ways to add style to your home’s entryway and ensure your home always makes the best first impression.
 

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It's easy to see a home's entryway as simply functional. It's the space you pass through on your way in and out, and usually serves as a catch-all for coats, boots and the like. But the entryway is much more than that -- it's the first impression visitors get of your entire home. Here are five easy ways to add style to a space so easily forgotten.
5 Easy Entryway Accents | Schlage

1. Door hardware.

A door hardware update can freshen the look of your entire front door -- the very first thing a visitor sees. Choose a finish that complements the color of your door, and a style that reflects your home's personality. Electronic locks are a great option for exterior doors. They offer the convenience of keyless access, and our latest, the Schlage SenseTM Smart Deadbolt, can be set up and controlled with an app on your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch®.

2. Metal trays.

A metal tray kept on or near the floor adds flash to the entry, and keeps mud contained. Choose a finish that coordinates well with other metals in the room like coat hooks, door hardware, and light fixtures.

3. Stylish shelving.

Shelves for loose change are a must -- especially in a small foyer with no room for storage furniture. Shelves are easy to make -- just be sure they are properly mounted so they last. For a traditional look, try constructing a shelf out of crown moulding with plain boards and quarter round. Modern industrial spaces featuring light and glass often incorporate organic textures to ground the design and add warmth. Look for reclaimed or rough-hewn wooden boards with a flat enough surface to display your knick-knacks.

Shelves for loose change are a must -- especially in a small foyer with no room for storage furniture. Shelves are easy to make -- just be sure they are properly mounted so they last. For a traditional look, try constructing a shelf out of crown moulding with plain boards and quarter round. Modern industrial spaces featuring light and glass often incorporate organic textures to ground the design and add warmth. Look for reclaimed or rough-hewn wooden boards with a flat enough surface to display your knick-knacks.

 

Shelves for loose change are a must -- especially in a small foyer with no room for storage furniture. Shelves are easy to make -- just be sure they are properly mounted so they last. For a traditional look, try constructing a shelf out of crown moulding with plain boards and quarter round. Modern industrial spaces featuring light and glass often incorporate organic textures to ground the design and add warmth. Look for reclaimed or rough-hewn wooden boards with a flat enough surface to display your knick-knacks.

 

4. Coat hooks.

Hooks for coats, scarves and umbrellas are perfect for keeping track of those everyday items that always seem to go missing. You can find standard hooks at any home improvement store. For a unique twist, stop by the cabinet hardware section and take a look at the decorative knobs and handles -- you may find a fun alternative. Install hooks high enough for coats and scarves to hang all the way down, without hitting the floor and bunching.

5. Glamorous mirrors.

Mirrors also add glamour and make a petite foyer feel larger. Mixing and matching various shapes and sizes adds personality to larger entry areas.

 

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