Creating An Entryway You’re Happy To Enter



Do you have an entryway that is often ignored? It is easy to overlook a plain entryway, but the good news is you can change it starting right now. The right accessories, furniture and ideas can help you make your entryway more inviting to guests and members of the household.

Here are seven ideas for creating a functional and lovely entryway.

  • Get Organized. The first thing you need to do is organize the entryway. Put items that do not belong in this zone back in their rightful spots. Now you need a piece of furniture to store the items that do belong in this zone. Use a coat rack or attach hooks to the wall for outerwear. Use a chair or a bench with storage for your outdoor accessories and shoes. You can finish it off by placing a small table next to the bench for a notepad, pen and a basket or tray for accessories such as keys and mail.
  • Decorate The Walls. You can create a functional entryway and still add fun to the walls. A message or chalk board can be used for special messages and notes, while a bulletin board can be used for reminders, appointments, contacts and other important information. You can also add a mirror to the entryway, which will give you a place to check your appearance and make the space feel bigger.
  • Accessorize. Your entryway is not complete without a few accessories. It adds a bit of pizzazz to your space. Your accessories can include a decorative table lamp, houseplant or wall sign with a welcoming message. Are you adding a chair or bench to your entryway? Use a cushion with a colorful design to create a seating arrangement that is both attractive and comfortable.
  • Define The Space. Use an area rug to separate the entryway from the rest of the house. Area rugs come in a variety of styles and designs, which allows you to find one that fits your entryway. A small or medium-sized rug is ideal for an entryway that is still a part of your living space, while a long patterned rug works for an entryway that is located in the hallway.
  • Lost And Found. It is inevitable, everyone loses their keys, sunglasses or the match to their glove at some point. What you need is a small basket designated to lost and found items. Everyone walks past the entryway, so this is a good spot for your basket. You can keep it on the table or shelf, or under the table or bench. Whenever someone finds a lost item, they can place it in the basket so it is found by the rightful owner.
  • Add A Personal Touch. Your entryway is meant to be an inviting spot, so do not hesitate to add a personal touch to this space. You can place a framed photograph, your favorite flowers or a candy dish on the table or shelving unit. Use a tablecloth or framed wallpaper sample to show off your favorite colors and patterns.
  • Stick With The Season. Sticking with items that are in season can prevent clutter from taking over your entryway. You should only store coats, gloves and scarves in the entryway during the colder seasons. When the spring and summer seasons arrive, replace those items with lighter jackets, sunglasses and wide brim hats.

When you use the right pieces and think outside the box, you can create an entryway that is both stylish and functional. It is not only welcoming for your guests, but it makes the members of the household feel right at home.


Incorporating Classic Fall Colors Into Your Home


The changing of the seasons means a new color palette. Fall colors range form burnt orange to olive green and soft yellows to deep red tones. From switching pillows to changing wreaths, here are six tips on how you can incorporate the beautiful classic fall colors into your home:

Decorative Pillows

Switch the pillows on your couch, chairs and bed with ones in autumn colors like burnt orange, burgundy and brown. Make sure you add stylish pillows with paisley prints and plaid patterns in unique fabrics like corduroy to your solid colored autumn-inspired pillows to give your fall pillow display a designer look.

Table Centerpieces

Decorate your dining room tables and counters with centerpieces featuring faux mini pumpkins, silk sunflowers and florals in fall tones. You can also create simple yet lovely edible fall centerpieces for your tables. Placing tall vases filled with red apples and pears on fall-themed runners on your dining room table or kitchen counters will also make a big impact when it comes to fall decorating.

Fall Lights

Wrap a string of lights in fall colors like amber, forest green or deep orange around the larger plants, pumpkins and other fall displays in and around your home. Your lighted pumpkins, plants and fall displays will add a warm and welcoming feel to your home this fall.

Fall Wreaths

Make a few fall wreaths that you can hang on your front door and in the center of the windows around the main area of your home. You can make a beautiful fall wreath by simply gluing corn husks, mini corn cobs, silk fall leaves and pine cones around the front of a grapevine wreath. Add a fall ribbon, and hang your wreath in the desired location of your home. You could also lay your fall wreath flat and place a flameless candle in the center of it, and use it for a stunning autumn centerpiece.

Add Touches Of Fall To Each Room

Add fall colors to each room in your house by changing the throws, curtains, area rugs and bath and bed linens to fall colors that complement your decor. Put groups of pumpkins and gourds on your plain countertops. A colorful pumpkin display is a wonderful way to add a pop of color and fall inspiration to your plain countertops.

Decorative Fall Jars

Fill a few mason jars with seasonal colored items like candy corn, pine cones, fall leaves and nuts. Place your decorative autumn jars across the windowsills and in the nooks and crannies around your home.

Embrace fall with these six decor ideas and tips. The added touches of fall throughout your place will add warmth and beauty to your home.