Creating the Perfect Apartment Entryway

When you step into your apartment from the front door, the first space you see should feel personalized, organized, and welcoming. Your apartment’s entryway sets the stage for the rest of your home in terms of style and atmosphere, while also providing an area to shed jackets, shoes, and other items to keep the rest of your space clutter-free. Creating the perfect apartment entryway will ensure you always feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home from the moment you step in through your apartment’s door.

Personalize This Space

The key to the perfect apartment entryway is personalizing this small space to meet your needs. If you prefer to take off your shoes or set down your mail the moment you walk in the door, make accommodations for these actions with a shoe bench, side table, or mail holder for extra convenience. Organizational solutions such as hooks for your keys, purse, and pet leash will make these items easy to find and convenient to put away when you leave or enter your home. If you’re always looking for your phone or your charger, adding a charging station to your entryway is a great idea that will minimize time and frustration. In addition to making sure you have the tools to keep your entryway organized, it’s also important to add personal decorative touches to this space as well. A fun door mat, mirror, or piece of artwork will make your entryway feel like the first steps into a home that is truly yours. Other popular decorative accessories for entryways include potted plants, coat racks, and lamps. 

Keep Proportions in Mind

When choosing items for your entryway, it’s important to keep the proportions of this space in mind. Placing too many items or using furniture that is too big in this area can make your apartment feel cluttered rather than welcoming, even if the rest of your home features an open and inviting layout. Narrow benches, shelving, and tables are great for entryway spaces, providing the function you need without taking up excessive square footage. Hooks and wall-mounted shelving are also an ideal choice for this area, eliminating the need to sacrifice any space on your floor at all. Keeping both the furnishings and the decorative accessories in your entryway slimmer and more proportional for this smaller space will ensure that your entryway feels like a smooth pathway that guides you and your guests into the rest of your home, rather than a cluttered roadblock you must navigate to get in or out the door.

The Grand Estates at TPC is a pet-friendly luxury apartment community in San Antonio that features upscale amenities, a beautiful location, and spacious floor plans you’ll love. When you rent an apartment with us, you’ll come home to a convenient, modern, and personalized space with everything you need to enjoy an amazing lifestyle. We invite you to check out our studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment floor plans on the web, where you’ll also find our gallery and our downloadable e-brochure.


How to Design a Modern and Minimalist Apartment

Minimalist style focuses on reducing visual clutter through the use of clean lines and clutter-banishing organization to create an apartment space that focuses on the essentials. Regardless of the number of items you own, taking a few pointers from the minimalist style can help you find ways to keep your apartment looking neat, clean, and spacious for an inviting and stress-free living environment. Whether you are truly looking to subscribe to a minimalist lifestyle or you simply want to make your living space look more essentials-focused to keep messes controlled, there are several easy steps you can take to design a modern and minimalist apartment.

Focus on Furniture That Doubles as Storage

Minimalist style revolves around reducing clutter by keeping everyday items hidden or organized. Investing in furniture that can pull double duty as storage makes achieving this look easier by providing additional storage space for books, DVDs, remotes, and other items. When possible, opt for single larger pieces over several smaller furnishings, as this will also help to reduce the number of items in your apartment and keep the space feeling more open.

Organize Your Displays

Creating a minimalist apartment doesn’t mean hiding absolutely all your belongings. It’s perfectly fine to display items in a minimalist apartment—however, you’ll want to keep these vignettes and displays organized so they feel intentional, rather than cluttered. Shelving books by size or color and displaying artwork in a grid layout will allow your personality to shine through without overwhelming your space. Simple displays that use just a few items are often best in minimalist homes, so stick to the rule of three for the best results.

Opt for Clean Lines

Clean lines are a staple of minimalist décor. Rather than ornate furnishings, opt for items with cleaner, slimmer profiles that will keep your apartment feeling open and airy. If you want a softer look, consider tables and shelves with circular shapes or rounded edges, rather than straight-edged squares and rectangles. Materials such as light-colored wood, glass, and metal can help your space feel larger and cleaner by reflecting light and helping each room to appear brighter. Choosing furniture with thinner legs and a higher profile will also give the illusion of more floor space to take advantage of your apartment’s generous square footage.

When you rent an apartment at The Grand Estates at TPC, you’ll love the layout options available in our studio and multi-bedroom apartments in San Antonio. You’ll have all the space you need to create a personalized home with exactly the style you prefer, from minimalist and modern to cozy and eclectic. We invite you to check out our luxury apartment community online, or contact us to schedule a tour or inquire about our current availability.