Spring is in the air (especially in NC where things are already starting to bloom) and I will take any opportunity to freshen up a space to reflect a warmer and sunnier vibe! Our entryway is a small little nook directly to the left when you walk into the house. And while it is certainly not a grand foyer, I still believe it’s important to set a warm and welcoming tone when you first walk in, even in the smallest of spaces.
Today I’m teaming up with Home Centric to share a few tips for styling an entry space on the smaller side. Let’s dive in!
1 / Add a small console table
First consider (and measure) the space you have to work with and choose your entryway table style based on that. I found that great little traditional table at Home Centric and I knew it would be perfect size for the space. I loved the shape and stye but wanted to break up the white and give it a little bit of pizazz so I painted the drawers that dreamy blue color (De Nimes by Farrow & Ball) and added simple black pulls. I love it! You could also go with a small bench for extra seating too!
2 / Bring in some life
Add a plant or some fresh flowers and pair them with a pretty vase! You could even use faux if that is simpler – just make sure you have a bit of color and organic texture in the mix. I found those amazing Scandi-inspired vases at Home Centric and they are the perfect tulip vessel!
Pro Tip: Tulips are one of my go-to affordable and elegant options for fresh flowers! Check your local grocery store for the tulip bin – you can typically get a bunch for around $4.99.
3 / Incorporate storage
Anytime you can add some extra storage, I say go for it! I can’t tell you how many baskets I have in my home! I love the practical aspect of them but also the texture they can add (especially to white furniture) The little basket tray corrals my keys and sunglasses while the bigger basket houses umbrellas, shoes and extra bags (and the carefully styled blanket peeking out…lol)
4 / Hang a mirror or some art
A mirror is lovely in a smaller space as it bounces and reflects light and makes the room feel a bit bigger. You can also hang your favorite piece of art to add some of your own personality and style to the mix.
5 / Accessorize with simplicity in mind
Layer in things like books, textiles and small decor pieces to add personality and texture. Remember the the rule of three – objects look better in a group of three. And keep balance and space in mind when choosing items for the table top.
And that’s it! I put together a handy little graphic to summarize it all up below.
This post is sponsored by Home Centric. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting content that keeps Sunny Circle Studio going!