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An entryway is really the gateway to the home — where you drop your bag, set down your keys and invite yourself back to the serenity of your space. All too often, it turns into a place of clutter and forgotten junk mail. With a little purpose, the first spot you see when you open the door can become a beautiful, welcoming area. If your foyer needs an update, consider a rustic, English look or a simple shabby chic decor for any budget.
$200 Shabby Chic Entryway
Chipped paint, a bundle of zinnias in a mason jar vase and barn wood accessories can transform your entryway into an inviting, planned-out space. Utilize wicker baskets to organize incoming and outgoing mail. Hang keys and umbrellas along metal hooks. A small framed chalkboard is a darling place to leave messages and scribble shopping lists. If you have room, a small table can be a landing spot for magazines and packages to-go. Top it with a bud vase, table lamp and your favorite framed art and photographs.
$3,000 English Rustic Entryway
If you’re down to splurge, consider a rustic entryway inspired by English hunting lodges. Base the space around a functional focal point like a carved wooden bench or sturdy oak table. Hang a mirror in an ornate frame and include storage elements like a hat tree and artsy umbrella stand. Make sure the space is well-lit and don’t miss the opportunity for a brass lamp or something taxidermy-inspired like this incredible antler chandelier. Decorate with a few botanic drawings or paintings of idyllic countrysides.