There’s nothing like a well thought out front entryway to give you a sense of arriving home. But you may be experiencing this common issue in the apartment you rent: the front door opens directly into the living room. Without a formal foyer, your apartment home might lack a defined space to land.
Here’s a list of clever ideas to create the feeling of an entryway even when there isn’t one.
Take a seat. Add a small bench with storage cubes underneath for your shoes.
Light it up. Add a lighting element to the area, either by stringing some lights around the doorframe or by adding a small lamp on an entryway table.
Create a division. Put a beautiful room divider or shelving unit between the front entryway space you’re creating and the main room the door opens into.
Get artsy fartsy. Add some art on the wall next to your front door. You can splurge on a colorful painting or add something as simple as framed photographs from your Instagram feed.
Roll out the red carpet. Add a low lying doormat or rug by the door. The softness on your feet will be a physical cue that you’re home sweet home.