Modern Entryway

Image from Nordic Design

The entryway is your home's first impression, and it's nice to give it a little update every once in awhile.

Depending on the size or layout of the space and your particular style, there are endless ways to jazz up a modern entryway!

Mixed Metals

Gold Leaf Bamboo Rectangular 32-Inch-H Tray Table / Edison Seeded Glass with Bronze 13-Inch-H Accent Lamp / Corbett Bangle Gold Tone 12-Inch-W Pendant

I'm going to share three ideas for a stylish entryway with you today, the first is focused on Mixed Metals in a small area.

This Gold Leaf Bamboo Tray Table is a great size and shape to accommodate the essentials – mail, keys, maybe a pretty vase of flowers. Throw in a small lamp like the Edison Seeded Glass with Bronze Accent Lamp and you've created the sweetest little vestibule.

Hang something graphic like this Corbett Bangle Gone Tone Pendant overhead for a little something extra and you're set!

Glass

Brunswick Espresso and White 30 1/4-Inch-H Console Table / Odelia Clear Glass Robert Abbey Table Lamp / Europa 8 Light Adjustable Bronze Swag Chandelier

I really like the idea of using the entryway as a catch all for what comes in and out the from door. This Brunswick Espresso and White Console Table is just the thing. Push a few bins underneath for storage, put bills and coupons in the drawers, then and add an Odelia Clear Glass Robert Abbey Table Lamp on top.

Throw in an extra light source with the Europa 8 Light Adjustable Bronze Swag Chandelier and take your style to an entirely new level of interesting.

Black and Wood

Heywood Triple Natural Wood 14-Inch-H Zuo Bench / Onscreen Black with Matte Silver Adjustable Floor Lamp / Black Parallel Square Possini Euro Ceiling Chandelier

In my own entry I went with a Heywood Triple Natural Wood Zuo Bench that can easily be pulled into my living room for extra seating when I have company over.

Adding a designer floor lamp with a modern style, like the Onscreen Black with Matte Silver Adjustable Floor Lamp, can really make the space feel extra welcoming. I always like to have multiple light sources for option layers of warmth, and I love the way this Black Parallel Square Possini Euro Ceilig Chandelier vaguely mimics the lines of the Heywood Bench.

The takeaway: Don't be afraid to make a few small changes that will have a big impact. Mix it up and make it interesting!

Image: Nordic Design