Welcome home! Nothing is sweeter than returning home after a long day, especially if the entryway of your home envelopes you with warmth and coziness. Anyone who visits your home should feel it’s inviting, and the entryway can help do this.
A home’s entryway should be three things to feel welcoming: beautiful, organized, and comfortable. Beautiful decor is a visual treat. An organized and clutter-free area reduces stress and feels peaceful. A comfortable seat offers anyone who steps through your doorway a place to settle down for a moment and stay.
Walking into a home and being greeted by beautiful furniture and decor leaves a great impression, and if it’s your own home you’re walking into, you feel a deep sense of pride as well. Everyone’s style is different, but your home should be filled with pieces that are “you”, make you happy when you see them, and share a sense of who you are with visitors to your home. The furniture at Raymour & Flanigan is extremely beautiful, and most pieces also serve to be comfortable and useful as well.
The Tuba Glass Table Lamp featured here helps create a well lit entryway while beautifully accenting the area.
Between the warmth of a cozy fire and seating for anyone who steps in and needs a place to sit to remove their rainboots, the Montgomery corner fireplace and Sudley Hall Tree are two good pieces for an entryway. The fireplace offers the cozy warmth and beauty of a fire toasting for you when you walk in the door on a cold day (it does a great job of warming up a large area) with the security and ease of never needing to be supervised, stoked, or cleaned out of ashes. For warmer times of year, just turn off the heat and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere created by the realistic looking fire of the Montgomery fireplace:
It’s a corner piece, which is space saving, offers a shelf and a mantle for photos or a lamp, and doubles as a TV console. It’s designed to hide electrical wires for an overall streamlined and beautiful appearance, and we keep it opposite our front door, so it’s the first thing to greet us when we walk through the entryway.
One of the most stressful aspects of any home is clutter. The Sudley Hall Tree is probably one of the most fantastic pieces anyone can have in their home- it’s perfect for your entryway. When it’s time to head out for the day, coats, gloves, hats are all ready. When you return home, you have a place to store it all so it’s never lost. It offers a place for guests to hang their hats and coats, and for anyone to sit and take off boots and shoes. You can read more about the Sudley Hall Tree and how to organize it to help your family here.
Don’t forget to take a quick peek before you head out the door!
Tie straight? Check. Shirt tucked in? Check. The Larissa Cheval Mirror with Jewelry Storage is perfect for last minute appearance checks before heading out to face the world, so it’s situated by our front door on the opposite side of the Sudley 2 piece hall tree. It’s 5 feet high and tilts, so even my six foot tall husband can give himself a full head to toe once-over before leaving. It opens up to reveal a jewelry organizer/tie and accessories holder/hair clips storage area with slots and hooks, so can multi-task in multiple rooms of the house as well.
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