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Greet Guests with Warm, Inviting Farmhouse Style

Your entryway is the bridge between the inside of your home and the outdoors. It's the first place your guests see as they enter the house. Why not make a lasting impression and welcome them into your home with the warm and cozy appeal of farmhouse style?

If your foyer or entryway has enough room, add a distressed wood or painted console table to add a feel-good vibe and give you a great place to drop keys and mail as you walk in the door. A vintage ceramic tray or dish from the flea market or antique shop can hold the keys, loose change, your sunglasses, or other small essentials. Well-placed rustic baskets under the console or next to it can hold hats, gloves, scarfs, or umbrellas while providing a warm coziness to the space.

Place some flowers, dried branches, or stems in a floor vase or a smaller vessel on the table. Mismatched pieces can enhance a shabby chic style. A sisal or woven jute rug or door mat infuses an earthy feel while keeping dirt from getting tracked into other areas of your home.

Add a bench or chair to make the space more inviting and give you a place to sit when putting on or taking off shoes. Put a mirror nearby so you and guests can check your appearance on the way in or out. A wood and iron coat rack, hall tree, or wall-shelf with hooks is a great way to add vintage charm while providing storage for outer wear to keep it in easy access.

Light the way with a great pendant light, foyer chandelier, or semi-flush ceiling fixture along with a table lamp on the console to ensure your guests receive a warm welcome into your comfy and relaxed space.