Right when you swing open the front door to your home the first thing you see is your entryway. You see your side console that gives you a quick place to unload and compose yourself before moving forward through to the rest of your home. You see the art and accessories you used decorate the console. You see your home.
Your entryway sets the expectations and tone for the rest of the home. It’s the first thing anyone and everyone will see when they enter your home. Every more reason to decorate to impress. Putting a little time into your entry will leave you thanking yourself over and over.
One tip before we’re done here, create a simple and minimal entryway. There are two very good reasons as to why. First, it looks good. Pretty straight forward and easy to do. Second, the actual reason, if there is a small amount of space it deters you and the family from making it the “drop zone”. You know, the area that gathers everyone’s stuff, is never clean and always a mess. Let’s skip all that by not allowing the space to be used like that.
Last, but not least, here’s a little coastal entry home decor inspiration. Take a look at these homes and what these owners are greeted with when they come home.
The temperature is dropping lower and lower everyday. Before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold? More importantly, is your entryway ready for the cold weather? Getting your entryway ready for fall and winter is necessary to take on the cold weather. You trudge in on a wet day and you’re greeted by warm, accommodating entryway. Accommodating? Yes. Ready to fulfill your wishes of getting out of those wet shoes/rain boots. We’ve got 3 very easy and quick tips to help make your fall/winter easier. They will make your life easy during the cold seasons and easy to overlook or forget about, but don’t! They will help, check them out!
1. Grab A Seat.
Get yourself a bench or something to sit on you can get out of those wet shoes fast! You can also catch your breath and then continue stripping off all the layers.
2. Toss The Coat.
Get a some coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP so you can start warming up.
3. Lay Down A Rug.
You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in will you so make sure you have your indoor/outdoor rug ready and in place to help against the mess.
These 3 simple tips will go a long way during the upcoming seasons. I know they are easy and almost common sense, right? Well, you’d be surprised how easy it is to overlook these simple ideas. Don’t forget and be ready for the cold weather!
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!
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You’re invited over to a beautiful home and what’s the first thing you see? The Entryway. What’s more inviting than a splash of fun and bright colors? You don’t want to greet your guests or even come home to a boring entryway do you? Then take some notes and grab your paint brush because it’s time we cheer up the front of your home! A little paint on your front door can go a long way. We absolutely adore painted doors. I mean come on, we have a whole Pintrest board dedicated to them. Check it out Here! There are other ways, including painting your door, to bring some color and life back to your entryway. Like fun bright accessories or lively flowers showing off their petals. Even the pots you put your new flowers in can bring a punch of color! With so many fun possibilities between paint, flowers and accessories there’s no reason you can bring out the best in your entryway.