ENTRY WAY OR lack there of?!?! What to do?

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Not pictured toward the left of this picture is a wall and arched entry to living room space.
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 25, 2017
    You can use your furniture to define the space into sections for the effect you'd like, its all about bookshelf an couches and tables positioned to give you the entreyway feel

    • Joh7772173 Joh7772173 on Feb 26, 2017
      I like the idea of a small chest, cabinet or table, a small definition and a place to drop your keys, scarf and purse. If you remove your shoes, can also place them under the furniture item. Do not need much to define the area.

  • Pki7852671 Pki7852671 on Feb 25, 2017
    I would think lattice would look nice next the dining table side of the door
    The other side could have large urns, vases etc. with plants to define the other side of the door.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 25, 2017
    Honestly it looks just fine the way it is. Adding extra items or rearranging will take away from the room.

  • Lbu8207634 Lbu8207634 on Feb 26, 2017
    You could scavenge old shutter doors for the dining or living room side. Paint them whatever color suits you. Get little hooks to hang mini planters or other decorative items from the slats.

  • Kcama Kcama on Feb 27, 2017
    A wide hall tree would add definition and utility without totally blocking the view. For an economical version, there are a lot of hall tree ideas on Hometalk.

    • Lindsay Dillon Lindsay Dillon on Feb 28, 2017
      Ty I will look into that....ï also thought about a round table but it is probably more detrimental to the overall look...

      Honestly since NONE OF THIS DECOR or furniture is mine, I was thinking of a bookcase kick out from the wall, as a half wall but not sure how that would look bc that sitting area I would rather be an office

  • Caroline Caroline on Feb 28, 2017
    The entry looks great. I would better define the other areas of the room. When that is done the entry should define itself.

  • B'Ahava Designs B'Ahava Designs on Feb 28, 2017
    I would put matching low furniture on both sides to define the space. Ikea Kalax comes to mind, but if you are looking for something less expnsive or DIY, you could try crates from craft stores or even better wine crates, which can be free if you have a favorite liquor store.

  • KatAych KatAych on Feb 28, 2017
    If you search on Pinterest for "room divider" you will see a lot of great ideas - short bookcases, benches, rope fasted with eyehooks to ceiling and floor board, windows, tree branches, etc. There's bound to be something there that you like!

  • Keri Johnson Keri Johnson on Feb 28, 2017
    I would take one of the couches and put the back towards the foyer with a sofa table behind it. This would allow you to have a place for mail, keys, etc., while helping to define an entryway.

  • Julie Julie on Apr 08, 2017
    Matching (or even a single) console tables (height is ideal) placed perpendicular to the door side lights could be an option. Select construction and materials that complement your decor. Can be styled with accessories for keys, mail, etc. You might also consider a large rug to define the entryway area. A coat tree and umbrella stand would be helpful as long as it doesn't become "unruly". Would love to see an "after" pic. Good luck!

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Apr 12, 2017
    I'm with Keri's suggestion, and I would add a carpet runner . The house pictures are wonderful but if they aren't of your house it is difficult to visually see what you're dealing with. Best of luck.