Entryway in white colors with umbrella stand
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Design Experts Can't Stand This Piece Of Furniture In
An Entryway
Your entryway should be both functional and stylish, and unless your space is very large and open, you should keep furniture and décor to a minimum for a good first impression.
Many people opt for adding hall trees into their entryways, but interior designer Yvonne McFadden is hesitant to use them. “We shy away from hall trees,” she told Southern Living.
McFadden said, “Even though they may be structurally beautiful, that gets lost once a pile of heavy winter coats is left hanging on it.” Plus, many hall trees are larger in build.
Hall trees can take up a fair amount of space in your entryway, blocking doors, becoming messy if they get too full, and making the remaining area feel bottlenecked and cramped.
Interior designers always warn against clutter, and if guests notice an area feels overloaded, they might subconsciously assume the rest of the house is chaotic as well.
Instead of hall trees, designers recommend built-in closets, hidden storage areas, and smaller furniture that can still hold belongings without keeping everything out in the open.