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:: 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

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:: 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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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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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

:: Welcome Home ::

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Bright red entry to a beauitful coastal home with the pup waiting patiently for you to get home!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. 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. We’ve gathered some great images of what we would love to come home to and we think you’ll agree. Plenty of bright colored doors that are prefect for any coastal home that are paired with coastal decor to make the entryway complete. Check them out and get inspired to improve your entryway!
Chic, coastal entry ready to greet you after a long day Cute, coastal welcome nook perfect for dropping off the toweals and sandals after a long day at the beach Fun, coastal entryway with an orange painted door and striped painted floors Modern coastal entry complete with classic looking surfboards

:: 3 Simple Tips For Getting The Entryway F/W Ready ::

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4e17ae7d5ae07d0a57ecd8bac515c785The 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! 

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:: 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!

:: Welcome Home – Entry Tips ::

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It’s always nice to come home after a long day and have a quick, easy place to set your stuff down. Your entry is the first place to greet you on your way into the home and should be just the place. Let these few tips help make your life and entry better! Get a coat rack of some sort. 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 entry way so you can set your purse, keys or what’s ever in your hands down. The bench, or maybe a chair, will give you a place to take your shoes off. 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.
You can also put down a doormat or a tough indoor/outdoor rug in the entry. This will help with preventing messes as well. 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 entry 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.

:: Colorful Entries ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

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.