Over the past two years, our entryway has been through many changes. It was like a revolving door for throw pillows and decor. This month I decided to focus in on this space and design it once and for all. Here are my four tips for creating the perfect entryway you won’t get tired of. As usual, click on the links and photos to shop the products I used. Make sure to leave a comment and tell me what you think!
1. Pick a Paint Color
Before my entryway makeover, this space was painted in a light gray color like the rest of the walls in our house. While the gray looks good in other spaces within our home, it did not suit this space. The lighting and brick floor did not work well with the color of the paint. To brighten up the space I decided to paint this room white. 18 hours of painting was a bit rough, I’ll admit, but worth it! It brightens up the room, accents the brick floor, and showcases the furniture and artwork. Our walls are painted in White Dove and the baseboards are Swiss Coffee.
2. Make Necessary Structural Changes
I made three structural changes to our entryway in order to allow the furniture to flow and fit within the space. I removed the hanging pendant and opted for recessed lighting. The light I put in is a recessed light fixture that fits in a space created for a ceiling light. I did not have to add canned lighting for the recessed light to fit! I also moved the light switch over in order to be able to center the artwork on the wall. The final change I made was to have our old outlets replaced with new ones. All of these structural changes allow the space to look fresh and updated.
3. Choose a Focal Point
Before I began the entryway makeover, Jordan and I had made a bench out of rubber wood and hairpin legs I bought on Amazon. I knew I was going to use this in my entryway, so I worked around this as my focal point. If you are not up for a DIY project, you can find a similar bench here!
4. Add Accents
It is important for me to keep things simple, clean, and minimalistic in my home. For that reason I opted for these gorgeous frames from Highland Hardware and filled them with minimalistic prints I found on Etsy. The sleek, simple frames add so much style to the wall! As for the pillows, I kept things monochromatic by adding a patchwork Hmong pillow and white linen lumbar. I had originally placed a colored pillow here, but with the brick flooring it proved to be too much pattern and color for my liking. Surprised? Didn’t think so. 😉 When working with a monochromatic color palette, I make sure to add different textures in order to keep things interesting. Finally, I added a small fiddle leaf tree and white ceramic pot to pull the whole look together.
That’s it! Hope you guys like it! Leave a comment below and let me know what you think 🙂 Don’t forget to subscribe to receive notifications about new blog posts and seasonal giveaways. Oh! And check out the gallery below for more inspiration and to shop my favorite entryway decor.