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:: Make Coming Home Easier ::

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Tuesday Tips

Cute coastal cottage entryway It’s always nice to come home after a long day and have a quick, easy place to set your stuff down. Let these tips help make your life and entryway better!

Get yourself a coat rack, this way you can toss your coat or scarf up onto it and to free yourself up a little bit. Put a side table or small bench in the entryway so you can set your purse, keys or what’s ever is in your hands down. The bench, or maybe a chair, will give you a place to take your shoes off or even unload any extras your lugging in. More importantly, you have a place for the kids to take off and store their shoes or other various things. This will hopefully cut back on the dirt and mess throughout the house that the kids somehow always manage to bring in.

Invest in a doormat or a tough indoor/outdoor rug in the entry. This will help with preventing messes which will save you in the long run. Another way to prevent clutter and mess is with an umbrella rack. During the wet season you won’t be tracking mud or water throughout your home. Plus you’ll have a place for your umbrella and you won’t have to go searching for it every time you’re running out the door.

Let your entryway help you! Putting a little time into your entry will leave you thanking yourself over and over. It will help organize your home and make your life easier. There’s no need for clutter by the front door, but most importantly there’s no need for that extra stress.
Simple coastal home entryway with a coat rack and umbrella rack in oneBench setup in the entryway to help with coming home

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:: Decor That Compliments The Stairway ::

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Beach cottage entryway that welcomes you to the stairwayThere’s no need to let those stairs go bare! Use the space below to help lead the eye up the stairs. You can accomplish this by adding furniture or accessories (like a side console, bench or chair) that helps transition the decor to the stairs and up into the rest of the home. It doesn’t need to be anything extravagant, think simple and small. A few pieces that fill the space and convey the design idea are what you’re going for here. Check out what we’re talking about in the pictures we’ve gathered for this post. Simple, yet strong, statements that help with the flow of home’s decor.
Coastsal entryway with blue and white decor Eclectic stairway in a coastal home Gallery wall featuring shell art on a coastal stairway Rustic, coastal stairway with grey tones

:: The Main Points of Coastal Color ::

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Tuesday Tips

We came across a great article from Coastal Living’s idea house called  7 Ways with Coastal Color and had to share it with you!  It’s a quick and easy read with pictures;  I’ll sum it up for you right here:

1. Set the tone of your home from the beginning at the entry.
2. Authentic touches, distressed or vintage pieces, can give the home a ‘lived in’ feel.
3. Use beach inspired colors and light to give an indoor room an outdoor, al fresco feeling.
4. Don’t match everything, instead create an eclectic palette throughout the home.
5. Every color doesn’t need to be bold–subtle color goes a long way.
6. Make odd-shaped rooms appear bigger by painting all the walls  the same color.
7. Blue painted walls can bring the coastal feel into the home.

We love and agree with all of these tips, and will share more about coastal color with you soon!