Formula for a Dreamy Entryway

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Here’s the truth: I had something entirely different in mind for our entryway, but I cheaped out. I was going to DIY a coat rack situation, but I found this Ikea coat hook tree and knew it was cheaper than anything I could build, and it looked totally fine. I figured I’d balance it with a high-end bench to class up the joint. 

And then last week I clicked on the new Studio McGee for Target line and everything changed—back to my original idea.

I saw this sweet little tiny bench that would be perfect for transforming a blank wall into an entryway and, well, I went back to my original plan. I immediately sat down and sketched it out so Dustin could see what I was thinking. Given that I’m not an artist, a sketch is a pretty serious step for me to take, and a good sign that I’m in for real.

In the meantime, here’s how the new bench looks with our Ikea coat hook:

Creating an entryway from a blank wall space? Tap to see the three elements you need and a ton of entryway inspiration on The Cozy Clarks.

I’m not going to say too much, but rest assured, I’ll share a tutorial once I figure out exactly what I’m doing with the coat rack. 

Formula for a Dreamy Entry

But, today, in honor of my 360 (back to my original location, get it?) I thought I would share a formula for a perfect entry.

Whether you have a super clear entryway space or, like us, you’re trying to make a sliver of wall *feel* like a welcoming entryway, these 3 elements are the foundation for a good entryway:

A Mirror

Most people think they’ll want to check their own look on the way out the door, but in Minnesota, I’m thinking of my guests, who will often be removing a beanie on the way in the door. Help them avoid hat hair for the entire evening. 

A Bench or Stool

Because it’s really awkward to sort of squat and hover to get your shoes off. If you don’t fall over, it’s a miracle. 

A Coat Hook

You need a place to put coats, scarves, and hats. Unless you have a coat closet, hooks are it!

Below, I’ll showcase how to mix these 3 simple elements to divine perfection. Let me know your favorite combo in the comments! 

Dreaming of a farmhouse entry? Tap to see how to create the perfect vibe with hooks, a mirror, and a bench.

Sources: Farmhouse 5-Hook Shelf |Arch Mirror with Shelf | Rustic Bench | Wood and Metal Wall Clock | Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover | Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

Combining hooks, a mirror, and a seat make for the perfect entryway formula—like this small space tonal example, with pretty shades of green! Tap to see more entryway inspiration.

Sources: Natural Wood Wall Hooks | Fabric Wrapped Mirror | Upholstered Storage Ottoman | Hat | Zanzibar Gem | Rain Boots

The perfect formula for a chic entryway? Hooks, a mirror, and a bench. Combine them for a gold and glamorous entryway. Tap to see more entryway inspiration on The Cozy Clarks.

Sources: Rose Quartz and Brass Wall Hooks | Scallop Corner Mirror | Upholstered Bench with Gold Legs | Foil City Print | Wall Mounted Flower Vases | Golden White Palm Pillow

Combining hooks, a mirror, and a bench is the perfect way to define an entryway—even if your entry is more of a wall. Combine these elements for a midcentury modern entryway or tap to see more entryway inspiration on The Cozy Clarks.

Sources: Wood Dot Wall Hooks | Asymmetrical Mirror | Midcentury Loveseat | Geometric Wall Shelf | Mini Faux Succulents (set of 4)

So, let me know: which one is your favorite? Or would you combine elements to create your own style?

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