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5 Tips for a Friendly, Functional Entryway

Lay down a runner in an eye-catching stripe. Run the stripes lengthwise from the door to create the feeling of more space and depth. 
A built-in bench, hall tree, or free-standing storage bench helps define your entryway and gives your family and guests somewhere to rest and take their shoes off.
A sideboard or built-in shelving gives you space to organize essentials such as mail and keys. Use pretty baskets to keep them on hand but out of sight.
A wall mirror enhances natural light and gives you somewhere to check your hair and make-up when you're headed out the door.
A pair of lamps atop a sideboard or console table make your space feel styled and put together.

Make the entryway of your home warm and inviting
with somewhere to hang bags and coats, a landing pad for keys and other clutter, and if space permits, an area to sit. Your entryway or foyer should express your personal decorating style and serve as a functional space since it's often one of the busiest areas in the home. When combining function and design look for stylish organizing solutions. Get started with these five quick tips to help make your entryway work for you.

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