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Fall Front Entryway Essentials

apartments for rent in Orillia, apartment living, storage, decoratingWhen you have guests over, welcome them into your Orillia apartment with a fashionable and functional entryway. This greeting area can also serve as a place to store jackets, shoes, boots, umbrellas and everything else you need when you leave your apartment. Keep your apartment free of fall leaves, mud and snow by implementing some of these tips and items into the space. To ensure everything stays tidy and organized, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel has put together a list of items that you’ll want to include in your entry.


Coat Rack

Make sure when your guests arrive at your Orillia apartment they have a place to hang their coats and jackets. The Brick located on 52 Caplan Avenue offers an assortment of options that will fit almost every style of entryway you can think of.  The store is a 28-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartments and a 38-minute drive from the Executive Suites. The selection includes the Santa Fe Solid Pine Shelf Rack and the Oxford Coat Rack among others.


Storage Bench

For those who prefer furniture pieces that have a dual purpose, Lowe’s located on 71 Bryne Drive, is a 36-minute drive from the apartments and stocks some stylishly covert storage solutions. Choose from cubbie benches, benches with storage baskets or those that feature hidden space within the seat. All of the benches at Lowe’s are stylish, practical and available at a great value. Keep your gloves, hats, umbrellas and scarves out of sight and out of mind by organizing with double-duty furniture. If you’re looking for a system that offers both storage and seating solutions, this Santa Fe Hall Tree available at The Brick includes a mirror, hidden storage and hooks for hats, scarves and coats.



By investing in an ultra-absorbent mat with no-slip grip, you can ensure that your floors stay clean and dry while the fall leaves and mud stay behind.  Located on 1017 Brodie Drive, Canadian Tire is a great place to go for a large selection of high-quality floor mats that will keep your apartment floor sparkling and clean. The apartments located on 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street are an eight-minute drive and 15-minute walk away.



For a convenient spot to keep your keys, mail phone charger, incorporate a slim or drawer-filled table in your entryway. Leons located on Memorial Avenue, is less than 10 minutes away from both the Orillia apartments, and offers stylish furniture pieces available for purchase.


Umbrella Holder

Similar to mats, umbrella holders will help keep water and accompanying dirt off your floors.

Canvas Storage Bins

Tuck this chic storage solution under tables and benches to create a clutter-free and organized space. These are available in a variety of styles and made from different materials, so that you don’t have to sacrifice style in your storage solution.


Welcome friends and family into your apartment by creating a good impression right when they step through the door of your Orillia apartment. Using these items and décor techniques, you can create a welcoming entryway that you’re proud to show off. Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers and Executive Suites are an excellent rental option for those who are currently looking to rent in the City of Orillia.