Our new house has an entry-way. This is the first time I’ve lived in a house with a real entryway. Our last house opened straight into what I think was supposed to be a sitting room, but what we actually used as our guest bedroom (with the help of portable dividers.) You can see a picture of it here:
This is the real estate picture, which naturally makes it look like a ballroom. It’s actually not all that big. Presently, we have a rather utilitarian green rug in front of the door and nothing else. You can kind of see from the picture that there’s a place next to the stairs for a small table. It’s about 24 x 48 in terms of floor space. I think with our dogs plus kids lifestyle putting anything in the middle of the floor is a no-go. I’d like to put a table and something to sit on. I’m either thinking a very small table – say 24 x 24 plus a chair, or a longer table with a stool / ottoman pushed underneath it. Our primary means of entry is through the garage, so this would mainly be used by guests.
Perhaps something like this:
Perhaps something like this ottoman:
With a really simple table. There are lots of inexpensive options on Amazon, like this one:
On top of the table would go say a plant and a clock. I’d like to have a lamp, but I don’t have easy access to power.
Right now, when you walk into our house, you really don’t see much except our mostly empty front room which we have filled with our double stroller and a couple other messy-looking items. I think perhaps dressing up the entry might help with the currently unkempt feel.
This is my inspiration, from Pinterest, for the ottoman under console table look. I don’t have room for the pictures or the tree, but I still think it could look nice.
I would put a basket there as well for people’s shoes as we generally take our shoes off in the house.
Alternatively, I can see using a nice table with just a chair alongside it, like this table, with a simple wood chair:
The table is pottery barn, but I’m sure there are a million options on Wayfair and Amazon.