With Pumpkin spice already making its way back into every aspect of our lives this September, we decided to help you spice up a part of your home that might be getting a little neglected: your entryway.
No matter the size of your entry way or foyer, there are ways to make it feel like a special part of your home. Because your front door is the entrance of your house, your entry way is truly the first impression of your home. Creating an entryway that is functional and beautiful isn’t as hard as you might think. Here are some ways to create an entryway that will make you breathe a sigh of contentment when you walk through the door.
A console table is a must if you have the space. An ideal console of an entry way is one that is small in width. Depending on the size of your space, it can function as extra storage, a place to put your mail and keys, or a spot for more décor.
We love this look below, although it is a bit more modern than farmhouse. A sleek console with textured baskets create function without overcrowding the space.
This design is more true to a farmhouse style with its natural wood textures, whitewashed console and metal accents. We also really like this lamp pictured here. It creates a light airy feeling compared to a more traditional lamp that might look bulky in the same spot.
Another idea is a shoe rack. While we all would like to say that our homes are organized and that your shoes can be found in one place, that’s usually not the case! Putting a shoe rack near your front door can cut down on the clutter in the rest of your home. Plus it doesn’t have to be ugly!
This setup below is great for kids or big families, or even someone who just wants more stylish storage. Every person can have a bin for their frequently used jackets or shoes. The chalkboard is such a cute idea for writing messages, appointments, or your daily reminders. If a chalkboard isn't your style, consider an oversized mirror. Mirrors reflect light into your house and make it appear larger and brighter!
If you don't mind showing off your shoes, this shoe-rack is the one for you. It's also great if you prefer to have guests take their shoes off! No more cluttered messes by the door.
Although we don't get any snow here in Boca, it sure does rain a lot! That means soggy shoes and we sure don't want to muck that around the house. Consider this shoe tray if you don't have the space for a large shoe rack. We love the added coat/purse hangers on this converted barn door DIY. Click on the photo to see how she did it!
When it rains in Florida, it REALLY rains. Having an umbrella handy during those summer months is essential. Tuck them away in a vase near the door. Decorate with some fake flowers or twigs to disguise it.
For a more industrial look, we like this Hearth and Hand umbrella holder. Simple, sleek, and almost unnoticeable!
If you’re really limited on space in your entryway, put your efforts to your walls. Hanging artwork or macramé is a great way to add color and texture to a flat wall. Which is your favorite idea?
A pop of color can do wonders. What’s the first thing people see when they walk into your home? Is it a wall? Maybe the living room? Or another hallway? Add a pop of color to whatever that may be! Did you know that many people associate colors with certain emotions or feelings? Think about what you want your home to express when you walk through the door. If you want it to be bright, happy, and cheerful, go with yellow or green accents. Want to give off an elegant and clean feeling? Plums, whites, and blacks are our recommendation. Light blues, grays, and sage are perfect for a calm and peaceful feeling.
Last but not least, seating. Seating is a perfect way to show your style but also maintain the functionality you need. Not only is it perfect for putting on your shoes before you leave, but it is a great spot to toss coats, books, purses, or groceries when you’ve got your hands full.
There are SO many ways to improve your home's entrance--and a lot of them can be done on a low budget! Let us know which ideas you liked the best in the comments below!