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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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:: Create A Beach Ready Entryway ::

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Cute summer inspired coastal entrywayWhen summer is in full swing we have one destination in mind, the beach! The beach is the ultimate summer spot, so why not make your entry way beach ready? You can do this with a couple key accessories and pieces! You need a minimum of three essential pieces in the entry way. You can use more, but we all know less is more so keep it simple!

The first thing you need is a place to sit. This can be a chair, a small bench or even a stool. You just need something where you can kick off those sandals and dust off the sand covered toes. No more tracking sand throughout the house. If your seat is something light and easy to move you can easily reach in a grab it and clean outside the front door.

The second thing you will need is a place to set your stuff down. A side table or even a wide ottoman can get the job done. Create a place you can easy unload after a beach day. This way you can drop it and forget it for the time being. Another option is to use a wicker style basket so you can place your beach towels or blankets in it so it can easily be transported to the laundry room.

The third and final piece to the beach ready entryway is a place to hang stuff. We’re talking an entry way shelf, a coast rack or at the very least a couple mounted hooks. This is a great place to hang the towels, your sun hat or your beach tote. Basically it’s another place to quickly unload form the beach.

Those are the three essential pieces that make the perfect summer entryway! It’s all about creating a space that helps you quickly and easily unload after a glorious day at the beach. Hopefully this helps you this summer and lets you enjoy those beach days more!
Details in a coastal home entryway Summer ready entryway in a coatsal home

:: A Nice Welcome Home ::

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Bright coastal entryway with a large bead chandelier After a long day spent out at the beach it’s nice to be welcomed home with a great entryway. There’s no reason you should’t have a nice welcoming entry when you get home. Show yourself and anyone that comes over to the house that you care about your home and you want to greet them the right way. This can be accomplished by a great entryway and will little effort. Enlist a simple side board, a lush plant and a couple coastal accessories to create a welcoming entryway.

We’ve gathered some great images of what we would love to come home to and we think you’ll agree. Be excited to open your door when you come home! Check them out and get inspired to improve your entryway! Coastal entryway in a minimal modern coastal home Coastal home entrance decorated with boho chic style Simple coasatal entryway

:: 3 Simple Tips For Getting The Entryway Ready For Fall & Winter ::

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Coastal fall entryway mudroomNow that fall is in full swing, before we know it, winter will be here. Is your home ready for the cold season? More importantly, is your entryway ready for fall and then winter? 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 couple coat hooks for the wall or a coat rack. You want that coat off your body ASAP to get the cold weather off of you so you can start warming up in the house.

3. Lay Down A Rug.

You’re gonna bring a little Mother Nature in when you get home, 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!

Cute boho chic entry way ready for fall and winter Simple entryway with space to strip off the layers and take off the wet boots Festive rustic entryway

:: Create The Perfect Coastal Entryway ::

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Coastal entryway with a cottage feel and lots of natural lightsRight 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.
Entryway with beach inspired pieces Rustic beach inspired entryway White decor in a coastal entryway

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #16 ::

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Monday Pins

Bright and pattern filled coastal home living roomIt’s Monday and that means it’s time for coastal home decor pins! This week we have five more coastal pins for your Pinterest boards. So get ready to pin ’em and share ’em, ladies and gentlemen! Most importantly, don’t forget to have a good week! Happy Monday!
Clean lines in a modern coastal kitchen Coastal style bedroom with simple decor Eclectic coastal dining area Simple coastal home entryway

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins #2 ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal entrway with light breezy welcomeAre you ready for another round of coastal home decor pins? Well, you better be because it’s Monday! That means we’ve got five pin-worthy coastal design inspired pins that we want to share with you and your boards! So get those pin buttons ready and start pinning. We hope your week starts off as great as these beautiful, coastal homes look. Happy Monday!

Find more coastal home decor inspiration on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!

Coastal living room with a nautical inspired art piece above the mantle and cozy stripe patterened arm chairs Coastal space decorated in with a white, monochromiatic palette Cottage style bedroom perfect for any beach home lover Details on a coastal coffee table

:: Coastal Home Monday Pins ::

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Monday Pins

Coastal home decorated with natural details It’s Monday, you know the drill – pin ’em and share ’em! We’ve got five more pin-worthy coastal home decor photos ready to hit your boards. So get your week started off right and start pinning! Find many more coastal home decor pins on the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal home entryway complete with stripes for the perfect cottage feels Cottage inspired coastal entry way Cute coastal cottage breakfast nook Nautical details in a coastal home

:: 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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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!