Pick up pretty and practical storage solutions — like a mat for guests to put their wet boots on, a decorative stand for umbrellas and a basket or bowl for mittens and keys. 3. Cold weather wear can be cumbersome, but it doesn’t have to be an eyesore at the front door. Lighting is essential for many reasons, but taking off your boots shouldn’t require unwavering wattage. 1. Have somewhere for guests to put their gear. Adding a light fixture with a soft glow (like a chandelier) says “welcome” and adds charm and glamour to any entryway. While this space often gets overrun with outerwear and clutter, a few thoughtful touches can take it from drab to fab. It can really open up a narrow entryway and allows guests to adjust any hat hair so they’re feeling their best when they walk into the party. Give guests a warm welcome from the moment they walk in the front door this holiday season. Space permitting, a stool or bench can also prevent guests from fumbling with their wet winter boots. A mirror is a great place to start.