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Create A Welcoming Entryway @RaymourFlanigan

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.

creating a beautiful entryway


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.

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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.

family launch pad area

Don’t forget to take a quick peek before you head out the door!

last peek in mirror

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.

Win a $500 Raymour & Flanigan Gift Card

Raymour & Flanigan would like to give a reader a gift card to help make the entryway of their home more beautiful and welcoming as well. Use the rafflecopter below to enter.

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Please read: If you reside outside of the Raymour & Flanigan footprint of showrooms and decide to enter, please be aware that only a small portion of their merchandise ships outside of their footprint (you can check locations here – http://www.raymourflanigan.com/StoreLocator.aspx). Most items under the Home Décor tab ship for free. The gift card is not redeemable for cash, but it is transferable.

I am working with Raymour & Flanigan to review pieces that enhance our homes and lives, as well as share helpful tips with readers.

  • I would love the Cambria Outdoor Loveseat. We have a HUGE deck in our back yard but only have one table set on it right now. We could easily fit 2 or 3 more seating areas on it (yes, it’s that big!)

  • Sandy Klocinski

    Trent Leather Sofa

  • Jamie Feldman

    I would like the Cambria outdoor furniture. The chairs and table are really nice.

  • Melanie Tucker

    I would get the Kona Dining Table with Leaf! Beautiful

  • Joe K

    I’d like to buy a black leather sofa for my living room

  • tim hendrix

    The tiffany lamps and the green colored 5X8 rugs would fit so well in my home. Those are the items i would choose. Thank you.

  • Sylvia White

    I like the Simplicity Curio w/ Lighting

  • Linda Kish

    I would like the Savi Chenille Swivel Glider Chair.

  • Heather B

    I would love the Charlie bedroom dresser for my daughters room. She has outgrown her dresser!

  • adina

    Tommi II Twin-Over-Twin Step-Storage Bunk Bed

  • Heather!

    I love the Ramos Armless Microfiber Double Chaise Lounge!

  • The Marisol Accent chest looks lovely. I would love to own that one or one similar.

  • I’d love to buy the Cindy Crawford Home Brynn Sofa. 🙂

  • They have a wonderful selection for every room of the house… and even outdoors.

  • Lisa R

    I like the Abigail Wine Cabinet

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    I like the Ashbury Media Chest.

  • I’d love to buy the Empire State Building II Framed Wall Art, it’s too cute.

  • Natalie

    I would love to have the parker microfiber sofa in my living room!

  • frank m

    I-comfort mattresses

  • Michele Finkelman

    sudley hall tree

  • Lisa David Carr

    We have been looking for a sectional sofa. We are a family of 5, and have a hard time with comfortable seating for everyone when we want to watch a movie or TV show together. I love the Bryant II 5-pc. Leather Reclining Sectional Sofa.

  • Debra S

    i need to get rid of a 40 year old sofa. I really do. I like this one: http://www.raymourflanigan.com/vegas-2pc-sectional-sofa-298227123.aspx

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    I like the Northern Lights Microfiber Dining Chair–i’d love to have a set.

  • Pamela Wilson

    Love the Cambria 5-pc. Outdoor Fire Pit Chat Set.

  • Teresa

    The Parker Sofa and Loveseat.

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Love The Westwood Leather Storage Bench Perfect For My Family Room!

  • Michele P

    I really need a new lamp for my desk, and their slate desk lamp is very nice! I also love some of their bronze floor lamps since I am definitely in need of some new lighting in my living room.

  • Bryan Lyle

    So many choices! I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to one particular item. Instead I would choose several of the wall art pieces and possibly a few smaller accent pieces for the entry way.

  • patricia c.

    I would love to purchase a new king bed. We only have a full sized bed now and it gets crowded on Saturday morning when my son wants to cuddle and watch curious George!

  • Serena D

    need a couch!

  • ken smith

    I would love to have the Langdon Leather Sofa it looks really nice.


    I like the Cherry Del Mar Media Tower.

  • Dericka Buckels

    I would like to buy the West End 4-pc. Wall Unit w/ 54″ TV Console and Lighting.

  • I am in desperate need of a new dinning room table, we are planning a revamp of our kitchen and our current table and chairs have to go. Royce 5-pc. Counter-Height Dining Set.

  • I’d love to own the Cambria Loveseat for my front porch. Very stylish and looks comfortable.

  • Penelope

    We want a new king bed too! I have two boys who climb into bed with us 🙂

  • Kevin K

    I’d put it towards a Vegas sectional couch.

  • erin dear (@mummadear)

    I would love to have the Cindy Crawford Home Bailey Microfiber Chaise Sofa for my home!

  • jose benavides

    I would like to get the Expressions 5’3″ x 7’5″ Brown Geometric Area Rug

  • Roblyn Honeysucker

    My kids would love their American Spirit bunk beds.

  • robyn paris

    Vegas 2-pc. Microfiber Sectional Sofa

  • Karen Jackson Porter

    I love the 5 piece sectional sofa.

  • Denise Montgomery

    I love the Parker sofa and loveseat

  • susan smoaks

    if i won, i would get the Canyon Ridge Microfiber Sofa

  • sandra williams

    Sudley hall tree

  • Sonya Morris

    I would love to buy the Kona 6-pc. Dining Set!

  • betty crawford

    Cambria 9-pc. Square Outdoor Dining Set w/ 8 Armchairs We would love to have guests dine on our back porch.

  • Stephanie Adkins

    Burton Chenille Twin Sleeper Sofa

  • Roger Bowers

    the 5 piece sectional sofa

  • David Allen McKinney

    Thank you

  • pamela love

    I could really use the Prominence Office Chair.

  • Erin Walsh
  • Margaret Smith

    I’d love to get two of the Bradley Microfiber Loveseats.
    Thanks so much.

  • I’d like the Richmond Queen Sleigh Bed

  • Sharon Kaminski

    I would like the Posturepedic® Hybrid Ability Firm Low-Profile Split Queen Mattress Set.

  • Ronda Patrick

    I just purchased a new size mattress and have been looking for a platform bed with storage, I would buy this one!!!
    Everitt 4-pc. King Platform Bedroom Set w/ Storage Bed

  • kari warren

    I would buy a bed for one child and 2 dressers for other children. If anything left over something for me

  • Valerie

    The Briarwood Microfiber Sofa is on my wishlist 🙂

  • Natalie S

    Would love to get a couple of the Spiral Topiary in Parisian Pots and also perhaps a new mattress!

  • amy pugmire

    I love the Richmond 4-pc. Queen Bedroom Set

  • Danielle Johnson

    I love the Denv er 5 piece dining set and wow could I use this.

  • sandra

    i like their Essence Bedroom Dresser

  • Laura

    I love the sunburt round wall mirror!

  • Rust

    I have the perfect spot for the Beacon 2-pc. Writing Desk and Hutch.

  • Sabrina

    I would really love a whole new family room set! Our couches are worn and tired!

  • Steve Stone

    I would like to have the Bartell King Bed.

  • Sara

    I would love to buy the Tree I Framed Wall Art

  • cylina williams

    One of the 8X11 area rugs is what I need

  • kelly nicholson

    i really,really need a …

    Whisper Plush Full Mattress thanks

  • Taylor Closet

    I would LOVE to buy Hamilton 2-pc. Entertainment Center w/ 55″ TV Console

  • Denise Welch

    I sure could use a new sofa thanks for the chance

  • Jen

    I would love to get a new mattress so I could actually sleep a full night. The Beautyrest® Recharge™ World Class® Royal Palms Pillowtop Mattress would do the trick!

  • Janet Ferro

    I would love to replace the ugly pink monstrosity of a chair that is a true eyesore in my living room with your Emery Leather Recliner.

  • courtney b

    i love the charlie bedroom dresser

  • Michael W Perkins

    I would Buy this with my GC if I won,

  • Carrie Conrad

    Shadow 4-pc. Twin Bedroom Set for my 5 year old daughter. So cute!

  • Annalisa

    I would Like the Posturepedic Blue Meadow PlushQueen mattress

  • Kobi Hensley

    I’d love to have the Vegas 2-pc. Microfiber Sectional Sofa for our living room

  • Celia Nickel

    I would spend it on a new mattress set.

  • ron frampton

    lakefield writing desk and hutch

  • heather c

    They have something I’ve been drooling over for years: Dinah Chenille Chaise-and-a-Half

  • The Canterbury Credenza is absolutely beautiful and would look great in my dining room!

  • I just discovered my favorite furniture store. I have wanted a breakfast nook and small dining set for my bedroom. I want to add a section of the room to enjoy a morning coffee or a late night glass of wine. They have everything I have imagined for this and more. I found the Belfast 3 piece bar height dining set which is perfect for the bedroom. Then I found this beautiful Vantana 2 piece server with wine storage and buffets. You really have to open this page up and look at all it has to offer in order to appreciate this piece to the fullest. It’s just perfect for what I wanted. Once I found the two items that I really want for my next purchase for furniture I decided to check out a few more items of interest. I love antique looking furniture with all it’s curves and designs so when I saw the Savona 2-pc. Entertainment Center w/ 80″ TV Console I fell in love~! I would love to own this piece for my living/setting room. I now have 3 pieces of furniture on my next shopping spree wish list.

  • lana

    Essence Queen Panel Bed