So my entryway left A LOT to be desired.
I will totally admit it.
Why should the space that every person see’s that comes in my home be a priority?
I decided that it was time to give my entryway some lovin.
My husband was thrilled when I told him this. (insert eye roll here)
He loves the entryway now, but he did not love the idea of it in the beginning. So, if your husband is not in love with this idea at first, have faith, he will come around.
My space was a little pathetic.
It was the dumping ground that was pathetically neglected.
If I could just lay on the rug and look at how pretty it is now, I would, but that would be totally weird.
I thought that it would be fun to show you how I got from the before to the after & share some tips & ideas along the way. I know, I am so kind right?
How To Get
This little corner was so dark. I didn’t think that it felt welcoming at all. So, the first thing was to paint. The idea sounds simple right? I love paint, but sometimes there are just too many choices.
Case in point:
I knew that there was a lot of grey’s to choose from, but holy schmack, there were a lot of grey’s.
I decided on Fashion Grey by Behr.
Loved the end result!
You also might want to consider painting your door. Mine was black and shiny and I hated it!
So I picked this yummy, warm yellow.
Honey by Behr
The bead board needed to be painted-Antique White by Behr
This is such a warm, perfect cream color.
I had to get rid of the “boob” light. It didn’t put off any light and it looked, well, like a boob.
We, by we, I mean my husband, replaced the light with a drum shade & a pendant light kit from Lowes.
The space is so much warmer, just by simply changing out the light.
#3 Adding a Rug
A rug is the quickest, most simple way to warm up a space. You don’t need to spend a fortune on an entryway rug. When picking a rug out, remember all the traffic that the rug is going to have to withstand. Don’t choose a light colored rug. You will be washing it way to often.
A rug will also define the space. Plus, it will encourage your children to stop, and drop everything in the entryway. Just in case they forgot and wanted to say, hang their stuff up. At least it will be in the right spot.
4. Custom Artwork
This is the perfect space to show off some art your kids have drawn, or maybe a favorite quote. Or, you can be like me and try something totally different. I wanted something that was bold and simple. I found the perfect thing from Uppercase Living.
The “hello” is something that is definitely different for me. I love the final outcome. Plus, it’s vinyl & so I can remove it if I get sick of it. Win-win!
5. Simple Storage
All entryway’s need some storage. Why not make it cute and purposeful? I have to admit that I do have a coat closet and I don’t need that much storage. But, I still have some ideas to share. See, I am so kind & giving. I did find the perfect hooks at the depot. $4.99 each & brushed nickel. I made sure to pick large hooks because my kids put a lot of stuff on these things. I wanted to get the biggest bang for my buck.
When deciding on storage, think of cute, practical and useful. If you want some more DIY storage ideas, check out my pinterest page. I love pinning cute organizing ideas. Now if only I could implement more of them…
Simple ideas that will make all the difference. I love simple, cheap and easy! Especially when it comes to decorating. If I had the energy to move my furniture or redo a space in my home every day, I would. But, the thought of it makes me yawn. It would be exhausting to say the least. The idea of something new & different in my home sounds perfect. The idea of doing it, sounds not so great.
Redoing my entryway has made me happy every day! Almost as happy as redoing something in my house everyday. My house definitely “rises up to greet me”, and I love it! I would encourage you to take a deep breath, pick a step and get to work.
Trust me, it will be fabulous!
Where I am partying this week: