Many accommodations do not benefit from entry. You arrive directly in the living room by entering the privacy of an interior. But coming to create a partition is not always the best solution. In addition, we forget some little tips that change life and delimit an entrance to a living room. To implement these ideas I invite you to discover the multiple solutions through its DIY and decorative products.
1. Delimit an entrance to a living room with colored walls
What if separating the entrance to your living room was a simple color scheme. What could be better than opting for cans of paint to create two very distinct spaces. This most effective solution will not only bring color but will surely save you from endless work.
For the choice of colors, prefer a color that contrasts well with the walls of the living room. Indeed, the option of a bright or at least imposing color for the entrance makes it possible to emphasize the identity of this space. This will ensure that each room in your interior stands out.
2. A removable partition to delimit an entrance to a living room
Opt for a glass roof or trellises to let the light circulate in your interior. Indeed nothing better than a bright living room. However, coming to create a partition or have a screen can sometimes obstruct the light and create an even smaller entrance. This is why a glass roof will delimit the spaces without breaking the light chain. If you lack space, the option of sliding doors will be the most suitable.
Just like the windows, the trellises will let the light invade your interior. In addition it is another style which brings a more natural and graphic touch.
3. A wardrobe for a small cloakroom area
Obligatory, who says entry says storage. So take advantage of this need to come and realize your separation. With a wardrobe you can easily store your belongings in addition to distinguishing your entrance from your living room. A two in one, ideal for your interior.
4. A console for storage
When I spoke of storage, it was mainly for our little storage area (keys, letters). But I must admit all the same that it is essential. At least we don’t lose anything! In addition to that, the console is an all-purpose piece of furniture that comes in many styles.
5. A screen to preserve your privacy
This design element will also bring a sublime decorative touch. The screen is a piece of furniture that I love. Outdoors or indoors, it delimits the spaces and subtly protects us from view. For an entrance you can opt for screens which also combine storage. I mean hanging up your things and putting your shoes on your feet. In addition you will not have the view of your little one disembarking from your living room. Each space will be well defined.
6. A practical bench
Always useful, we opt for a bench to separate the entrance. A piece of furniture that is not necessarily the most voluminous. In addition we can find storage below and have above shelves or coat racks to take advantage of different storage areas around.
7. A wall of coat hooks to delimit an entrance to a living room
For an artistic and practical note, I definitely choose the hook option. A decorative touch that instantly dresses a wall, but which does not neglect the useful side of the thing. At this level, you will have the opportunity to hang all your belongings.
Now is the time to opt for hooks with extravagant and colorful patterns to make them stand out. As a result, you will have your little entrance hall quite apart thanks to this very practical little decorative touch.
8. Create a small entrance with double-sided furniture
To create a small hallway in your home, you can install two hanging pieces of furniture back to back. This makes it possible to multiply the number of storage spaces and to create a separation between the front door and the living space. Smart, right?
9. Fit out a small hall with a wooden fencing
Another idea for creating a separate entrance from the living room: the wooden fencing. The wood cuts the cold side of the front door. Also, the interior claustra is openwork and keeps the space bright.
10. Dress an entrance door with storage
When your front door opens directly into the living room, you can make it more discreet by making a custom-made storage space. To obtain maximum storage, do not hesitate to integrate them over the entire height of the wall and even above the door. Very practical for small spaces.
11. Integrate a small tailor-made reception area
An entrance can be designed as a real decompression airlock between the outside and the inside. You can store your shoes, hang your coats on the entrance side and integrate a bookcase or cupboards on the living room side. To mark the break between the two spaces, you can also lay a different floor covering.
12. Arrange armchairs for a welcoming entrance
No need for a huge entrance to install one or even two armchairs. This immediately gives an entrance a beautiful look and makes it unmistakably warm.
13. Take care of the lighting of your entrance hall
As with all rooms in the house, lighting is very important in the design of an entryway. For it to make a good impression, its lighting must therefore be chosen with care and ideally placed to create a warm atmosphere and make the room functional.
14. Consider a multifunction entrance
Another way to make the entrance useful for the whole family is to set up a small office with why not a family computer. Handy if you don’t have a dedicated room to work in, right?
15. Add hanging storage
To store scarves, gloves and small accessories that are often a source of mess in your entryway, consider baskets with a handle to hang on the wall. You can choose them in fabric, wicker or felt for example.
16. Favor tailor-made storage
A tailor-made layout is an adequate solution to create the entrance that best suits your space and your needs. You can integrate open or closed storage, lockers for shoes, hooks for coats and even a small seat.
17. Choose shallow furniture
In a hallway entrance, use narrow furniture to avoid blocking traffic. For example, a shallow shoe cabinet arranged along the entire length of the entrance is a real asset for storing as many shoes as possible.
18. Integrate storage boxes
If your entrance is narrow, opt for stackable furniture as you wish. You can then create offsets to energize and ventilate the space. You can even install a bench on the first level of the cabinet with a few cushions. Clever!
19. Store in wicker baskets
Small or large, a home always needs additional storage. Whether it is to store your shoes, scarves or hats, the idea is to create as much storage space as possible and not to leave anything lying around in the hallway. You can then build in boxes or baskets to store all your belongings.
20. A coat rack to hang your things
Whether it is on foot or you prefer it on the wall, a coat rack is essential in an entryway. Find a small place for it in your home to hang your coats and small bags.
21. A large mirror for a last look before leaving
The mirror ! Very useful for a final hairstyle fitting, it also has the ability to enlarge the room and reflect light. Depending on the configuration of your entrance, choose a free-standing model to put on the ground, or opt for a wall of mirrors fixed at different heights in several sizes and shapes.
22. A DIY wall keychain for DIY enthusiasts
To organize your entrance well and avoid spending your time looking for your keys before going out, you can also make a wall keychain. It is a great alternative to storage pockets and tote key boxes.
23. A little greenery
Once you have properly designed your practical and functional entryway according to your needs and with the right furniture, the last aspect not to be overlooked is the decor. It’s up to you to play, in line with your decorative style by integrating a color or a pattern with wallpaper, a frame wall or even a pretty vase.
24. A 2-in-1 mirror / storage compartment
In a small hallway, installing a 2-in-1 furniture is very clever. This handy little piece of furniture acts as both a mirror and a small console for storing small items such as keys or mail.
25. A designer umbrella stand
Not essential but very useful! Accessorize your entryway with a designer umbrella stand. It will serve as both storage and decorative element.