EntryBeach Style Entry, Jacksonville
Light filled foyer with 1"x6" pine tongue and groove planking, antique table and parsons chair.
Photo by Scott Smith Photographic
What Houzz contributors are saying:
8. Give floors the summer treatment. Summer can be hard on floors, especially near entrances — be proactive by rolling out a rug that can stand up to traffic. Bare floors are cool and easy to clean, but know that sand will scatter far and wide. If you go for bare floors, keep a sweeper in a closet close by.Try this: Outdoor rugs are ideal in the entry because you can literally hose them off as needed. Natural-fiber rugs like jute, sisal and sea grass feel great on bare summer feet and are easy to shake out.Tell us: What one item most says summer to you?
5. Swap out accent furniture from room to room. Small furniture (side tables, stools, slipper chairs) is easy to move, and a simple swap can completely change the feel of a room. Try a side table from the living room in the entryway and a narrow entry table behind the sofa. Place an upholstered chair in the mudroom, where it will feel extra luxurious, and bring an outdoor café chair into the dining room for a flea market–chic vibe.