Your entryway plays a vital role in the impression you and others get the instant you step inside your apartment. Keeping this space clean, free of clutter, and full of personality doesn’t need to be a challenge with the right tools and tips at your disposal. Whether you have a large or small space to work with in your entryway, adding just the right touches will convey a feeling of welcome the moment you walk through the door.
Hang a Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a great way to add the vibrancy of art to your entryway. Choose art that appeals to you and ties your entryway in with the space beyond to make this area feel like a positive transition into your home. If your apartment has an eclectic feel, you can reflect this in the art you choose—select a variety of art styles in different sizes and colors for a collage-like feel. Alternatively, if your apartment is decorated in a more modern style, consider black and white prints or photographs of similar size to give your gallery wall a more uniform look.
Provide a Flat Surface
The entryway typically serves as a “landing area” where you can set down items you are carrying once you enter your apartment. Thus, one of the design “musts” of an entryway is providing a flat surface where you can set down mail, books, purses, or keys. Depending on the size of your entryway, a small, narrow table may work best for this area. A table with drawers provides additional storage for loose items, such as pet leashes, wallets, and phone chargers. Alternatively, a foldout shelf or table can provide the flat surface you need immediately upon entering your apartment, but folds away flush against the wall to save space when it is not in use.
Add a Rug
Rugs are a great way to add color and texture to any space; they work particularly well in entryways because rugs can also provide a good spot to take off shoes or catch dirt and debris that you might otherwise track inside. If you have a longer entryway, consider a rectangular rug, which will help to draw the eye deeper into your apartment as you enter. Alternatively, square, round, or even uniquely-shaped rugs work well in a smaller entryway, adding style without taking up excessive floor space. To keep your entryway rug from slipping on your wood-style flooring, place a no-slip rug pad beneath it for added safety. If you plan to have your rug double as a catch-all for dirt and snow, make sure to purchase a rug that is machine-washable and clean it often to keep your entryway looking its best.
These ideas are just a few of the ways you can personalize your apartment entryway at RockVue Apartments. Our luxury apartment community in Broomfield features spacious floor plans, high-end finishes, and private balconies and garages. Click on over to our website to find out more about our features and amenities, or contact us online for details about lease rates, move-in specials, and more.