Entryway: Adding a Bench & Art

grey woven bench

Your entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so what do you want it to say about you? I was very torn when styling my new home because I wanted it to scream sleek and cool like my dining room shelves, but I also wanted it to feel cozy and inviting, similar to the vibe of my old apartment {I do have a family to cater to!}. So I found a nice balance between the two looks by combining modern art and an organic woven bench… read on for how I pulled it all together.

entryway decorating ideasIndian design Woven Silver Bench by ShopHDB.com, Shop HDB.com

I started with a dramatic piece of canvas art {measuring 45″ x 30″} by artist Oliver Gal. The image I chose, entitled ‘Caviar Kiss’, is a cool mix between a photograph and painting with a hand brushed acrylic finish. Also important was that it was gender neutral – while lips can seem feminine, my husband approved because the colors were rich and metallic. To balance this bold piece, I chose a traditional Indian design Woven Silver Bench from ShopHDB.com. I love that the legs are made from sustainable wood, while the woven top is from recycled silver rope. Benches are great in entryways because you can throw guests’ bags and shoes beneath them, you have a place to sit if you need to take off your boots, and my favorite part  is that you can use them as a beautiful display place for pillows. I kept with my neutral theme and chose a mix of fabrics, prints, and textures. 

Neutral Pillows, tribal print pillowsModern Bohemian Entryway, foyer decor ideas

Hope you love this new addition. For other rooms in my home, visit my Interiors section.

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  1. Could you tell me the where you got this bench. The website that is linked is not working. Or who is the manufacturer of this bench?

    1. Hey Sanhya, Sadly the beautiful company that sold this bench is no longer in business!! Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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