Over the weekend, I ran into Kirkland’s to look for some mirrors for our bathroom (that’s another story for later. . . ) and I was pleasantly surprised to find this:
I have to admit, I don’t normally think of Kirkland’s for unique furniture pieces, but I loved the look of this little chest. (Can’t you just see it updated with some pretty, brass ring pulls?) And, to make it even more appealing, it’s only 12 inches deep, which would make it the perfect addition to a narrow foyer, like mine.
I love pretty entryways (in fact, I did a whole post on it here) and have always wished for one in our home. I’ve been doing some experimenting as of late, and am considering adding a piece of furniture to the narrow little hallway leading into our family room. Not only would a pretty chest and mirror make a statement, but it may help to disguise some of the 42 light switches, the thermostat, door bell, etc., that are placed not-so-strategically on this wall. (Why do builders do that?!)
The good news is that small spaces don’t necessarily mean that you can’t create a big impression when you come through the front door. Here are a few examples of small entryways that create the illusion of a grand foyer and why they work:
This small wall inside the doorway could’ve been easily neglected. Instead, they’ve treated it with a pretty mirror and a great pattern on the wall. Another tip–When you have a small wall, it’s a great opportunity to think big. Instead of opting for something small or a grouping of several items, choose one large mirror (which helps to open up the space) or piece of art that fills the space and adds height visually.
Caitlin Creer Interiors via DecorPad
If you don’t have alot of space horizontally, work your way up the wall, maximizing your vertical space. This tall leaner mirror visually adds “another room” to this tiny area.
(a beautiful, online textile shop–lots of pretty stuff to look at. . . )