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3 Steps to an Inviting Entryway


Your home’s indoor entryway can set the tone of your entire house — so make it a space you love. With just a few key elements, you can create an entryway that makes an impression on all who open your door.

Don’t worry — this is an easy project. We’ve narrowed down three key steps that will get you and your guests raving over your home’s entrance.

Decorative mirrors add light and create interest in the space.

Accent mirrors serve both practical and decorative purposes. Mirrors bounce light, so they can help to brighten the entrance of your home naturally. We’ve also found that it is quite handy to have a mirror right by the front door for last minute hair and makeup checks before leaving your house!

From an aesthetic standpoint, mirrors are a fantastic way of accessorizing and adding your personal style to the space. If your entryway is not particularly spacious, accessorizing with mirrors or other wall art helps to add some flare without taking up floor space. If you are having trouble finding a mirror that matches your style, our Roanoke showroom carries a variety of mirrors in many shapes and sizes.

An area rug makes the entry welcoming and inviting.

A beautiful rug is essential for an inviting entrance. Rugs help to eliminate echoes and they create a warm, soft feeling underfoot (which is especially appreciated during colder months). In the same way mirrors create interest on your walls, a rug further accessorizes your space. Rugs truly act as art on your floors.

Keep in mind that your entryway rug MUST be woven from quality materials and tough enough to withstand high foot traffic. We recommend hand-knotted wool rugs, as these are both exquisitely beautiful and they can withstand over 100 years of use. Our store carries a wide variety of rugs in all sizes and price points – we would love to help you find the perfect piece for your doorway.

Don’t forget stylish storage.

From a practical standpoint, this last tip might be the most important. Having a couple pieces for storage purposes helps to keep your entryway neat and tidy. An umbrella stand is one example of a practical and stylish addition to your space. We also recommend a console table or cabinet, which adds a nice touch for additional storage and accessories — such as a vase or a lamp. If you are unsure of where to look for these types of pieces, our store carries a large assortment of pieces that would be perfect for your entryway.

We hope these tips are helpful as you spruce up your home’s entrance. It is our mission to not simply be a furniture store, but also a resource of information and design advice for our customers. Quality furnishings and personalized design services are our passion. We look forward to seeing you in our Roanoke showroom soon!