5. Bookcases for Storage+ DécorLine one wall of your entryway with large, open bookcases, and mix and match differently sized storage baskets to add extra storage space. These open shelves flank a storage table, and the dark stain of the natural wood creates the impression of negative space, which opens up a smaller entryway. Using these bookshelves exclusively for books will make the space feel more cramped. Instead, you can store items in baskets and use the shelves to put extra tote bags, shoes, or other items. Place a small lamp on the table and add a bowl for keys and mail. You can place different decorative mementos on the shelves for conversation starters when visitors arrive.
8. A Take on Modern FarmhouseRustic wood and off-white furnishings perfectly complement the modern farmhouse décor. We like this round side table and bench paired together because the color scheme is complementary, but the details of the table's legs are interesting. The bench itself, with clean lines and sturdy wood, ground the entire look. Add small storage baskets underneath, or place your shoes on the bottom shelf of the bench. Decorate the bench with a small throw or pillows, or add a hand-woven basket on top. The table has plenty of space for keys or even to place your bag on so that you don't forget it in the morning.
11. Don't Forget To Add Life By Including PlantsPlants, either live plants or artificial ones, add life to any type of entry décor. Large leafed plants add height and contrast to the entryway, while smaller plants can sit on a side table. You may also opt for hanging plants, too, drawing the eye up and making the space feel larger. When choosing live plants for your entryway, opt for varieties that thrive in low light if your entryway doesn't have windows or a lot of natural light.
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