How to avoid the biggest entryway decorating mistakes

When designing a warm welcome into your home, the entryway is your first impression, but it’s also a key space that often gets overlooked during the design process. First and foremost, this is because it is a high traffic area, yet consider it’s also used and seen everyday, and by any guests who come to the house. It is therefore crucial that it is a space that is functional, practical and aesthetically beautiful.

‘Often entryways are tasked with doing too much – they become the repository of shoes and coats and umbrellas and scarfs,’ say say Tal Schori and Rustam Mehta, partners at Brooklyn-based architect and interiors firm, GRT Architects. ‘They can quickly become a dumping ground instead of a peaceful transition from the outside world to your home within.’