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The entryway of your home is such an important space that is often overlooked. It is very similar to the curb appeal of your home and it makes a statement right away about your style. It sets the mood for other spaces throughout your home. Think of it as an introduction to a book shedding light on what is yet to come.
Regardless of the physical space, creating an inviting entryway is easy once you decide what you would like to use the space for. From ‘bookbag’ drops to formal foyers, it is about choosing a style that welcomes guests into your home. You also want to make sure the space has storage so it can remain clutter free. Often these spaces at the front door become a ‘catch-all’ for shoes, jackets and bags. Keeping a simple yet functional area will make your life much easier and you will never be caught with an unorganized home when unexpected guest arrive (ok, maybe that was wishful thinking)
Here are some beautiful, yet functional entryways that I wanted to share. Hopefully these get the ideas flowing for you to create your inviting entryway.
Country Signs are great statement pieces and if you are like me, you find so many that you like but are unsure how to display them. This is a great example of how to incorporate multiple farmhouse signs into one space. The key is to mix and match sizes and shapes. This particular display is more of a neutral theme which works well but of course feel free to explore colors that complement one another in the space.
There is something about a bench that just shouts farmhouse and provides the country feel so many of us adore, especially when it is painted in an eggshell blue. Benches create a unique space to display throws and pillows that bring in warmth to the space. Patterns and textures add dimension and again, feel free to play with colors that work well together or complement your color scheme in your home. There's nothing wrong with neutral but if you prefer pops of color, go for it. This is another great space that utilizes statement signs and don't forget baskets under the bench for some much needed storage.
You don't have to have a grand foyer to have an inviting entryway. The use of a distressed sofa table with farmhouse finds can help separate the space. I love the the old wooden window frame. It makes you feel as if you are looking through the window of an old farmhouse. Wood and galvanized buckets give you the rustic charm that all farmhouses need. This home would definitely create that first impression anyone would love.
Let's not forget the importance of storage. Whether an entryway or mudroom, storage is key to create a simple, decluttered space. This is a great way to continue the simplicity of the farmhouse style into a space that normally would be overlooked. This would make a great place for kids to store their shoes, bags and jackets.
Inviting entryways can be changed out seasonally. For instance, the pops of orange add a Fall feel to the space. This is something easy and budget friendly that can change up the look of your entryway. Recreate that beautiful, welcoming space each and every season.
Don't Overlook Outside Spaces
If you are lucky enough to have a large porch, don't forget about those outside spaces. The use of this church pew is a great conversation piece. It creates added seating as well as a place to showcase your farmhouse decor. I love the chippy white paint and the use of the country pillows and throw. It is simple yet oh so inviting!!
I hope this provides some inspiration to redesign your entryway space into something inviting but better yet, something that is a reflection of you and your home. Afterall, home is where the heart is and what's not to love about a welcoming space filled with a few of your favorite things and a bit of Sweet Country Style.