“Benches are great decor elements because they work, and a credenza is nice, too, so long as it doesn’t just become a place to drop stuff when you come home. Also, clutter is never a good first impression, so be sure that you’re including functional storage when planning your entryway ideas to keep the clutter to a minimum.”

Arise Interiors was featured in an article published on Redfin.com’s Blog:

If you’re looking to take on a budget-friendly home makeover project, the entryway is the perfect place to start. For one, the entryway is the first area in your home that guests – and you – will encounter and a few simple entryway ideas can pack a serious design punch. Every home has a spot that sets the stage, and having a good entryway design is key to establishing welcoming vibes in your home, especially if you’re looking to make a stylish first impression.

Before you place an old side table or hall tree in the space and call it a day, we reached out to design experts from Spokane, WA, all the way to Houston, TX, for their best entryway ideas to help you make a big and beautiful impression.

1) When styling your entryway, keep three things in mind; art, accents, and lighting
2) Showcase your personality with fun decor pieces
3) Create a focal point as one of your entryway ideas
4) Make a statement with mirrors and light fixtures
5) Don’t forget to keep it functional
6) If you’re looking for unique entryway ideas, try layering your decor pieces
7) Design rules should guide your decisions, not control them
8) Bring natural elements into your decor
9) Accessorize with a mix of high and low decor and incorporate greenery

10) Use the layout of your home to plan out your entryway design
If your home is large enough to have a dedicated entry, lots of options become available. For smaller SoCal homes, such as homes in San Diego, CA, with doors that open to a living space, furniture placement is key. Benches are great decor elements because they work, and a credenza is nice, too, so long as it doesn’t just become a place to drop stuff when you come home. Also, clutter is never a good first impression, so be sure that you’re including functional storage when planning your entryway ideas to keep the clutter to a minimum. –Arise Interiors

11) Don’t be afraid to go bold
12) Tuck away the junk
13) Create a functional storage system
14) Use seating to create a stylish (and comfortable) landing zone
15) Don’t forget to use the vertical space

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