As cities nationwide begin the fraught process of reopening, your home is also starting to come out of its season of hibernation. That means putting all the pillow forts back in their places, starting to wear real clothes again, and getting ready to host friends and family for the warm summer months ahead.
If your entryway suffered the brunt of quarantine the way ours did (hint: hand-sanitizing stations and stacks of lysol wipes), then it’s probably in need of a little refurbishment, too.
As we always do, we scoured Instagram for some inspiration—and we found five trending foyer looks that will have your home feeling summer-ready, just in time for when your vacationing guests start to arrive.
1. Retro serving trays
Serving trays aren’t just for small cakes and iced tea—they also look pretty great as wall decor. We mean, just look at this post from @danielle.donohue.
“This universal trend adds a soft texture and shape with a subtle natural approach,” says designer Michelle Harrison-McAllister. “This affordable look is easy to install and can lend style to any size or color wall.”
Get the look: Shop these chunky seagrass woven serving trays from Target.
2. Alluring oversize lamp
The right lamp can do wonders for a stale entryway, but an oversize one will make the whole space come together, just like we see in this post from @stephaniecrusso.
“An oversize lamp at an entry provides some fun and unexpected contrast for a great first impression,” says designer and architect Paul Gleicher. “It’s always nice to have more than one light source in a space, and a table lamp complements overhead fixtures, softening the light and exuding warmth.”
Get the look: Snag your very own oversize statement lamp by shopping this Beekman 1 light standard table lamp from Perigold.
3. Elegant rattan sideboard
If your entryway table is looking a little worse for the wear, consider upgrading to a rattan sideboard like this one featured by @dinashuz.
“What makes this a standout sideboard is the casual elegance of its lines and the warmth of the rattan,” says Gleicher. “The clean lines provide an uncluttered and tranquil feeling, and selecting a sideboard over a console table has the added benefit of providing storage, which is always welcome.”
Get the look: Check out this Wallace cane and oak sideboard from Anthopologie to bring some of that understated elegance into your entryway.
4. Woven fiber runners
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Nothing ties together an entryway quite like the perfect runner, especially one of these trending woven ones featured by @shegaveitago.
“Woven fiber runners are another trend we see very often now,” says designer Natasha Nicolaou. “They add a natural element and texture to any entryway and work well in almost any decor.”
When shopping for a natural fiber runner, consider the amount of traffic your space will be receiving, Nicolaou says. A tighter weave rug will hold up to use better than a chunky weave.
Get the look: Snag one of these tight-weave Serena rugs from Target.
5. DIY minimalist bench
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I’m still not 100% into this entryway space, it still needs something, but I realized that I never shared the finished bench I made! I decided to not stain the wood for now but I love the way it turned out! It was a super quick and easy project, I didn’t go through it great but you can check out my “projects” highlights to get a pretty good idea of how it’s made!
Looking to update your entryway on a budget? Look no further than this simple yet stunning DIY bench featured by @arrowsandapricots.
“Anytime we complete a DIY project, we’re filled with pride and satisfaction,” Harrison-McAllister says. “A DIY minimalist bench is such a perfect addition to any home with its clean lines and style. Pair it with accent pillows, stacked books, that favorite plant, or even a fresh bouquet of flowers.”
Get the look: Check out this DIY tutorial to get started on your new entryway addition.
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