Entryways are important, because they set the tone to the rest of the home. They are an introduction to you and your family, they are a welcome to you, your family and your guests. Entryways or halls are like the first chapter to the story of your family’s life. You can tell people what to expect here, you can welcome you family home from their days with a relaxing tone, a safe haven from the worries of the day.
When I walk in through my home’s door I want to feel that sense of coming home to all that is familiar and known – unfortunately often it’s a case of tripping over the strewn school bags and discarded shoes. But that says home to me too! My family is here and we’ve come together after our days apart at school and work. Our entryway is functional, there is a bench to sit on whilst taking off those shoes, there is a bowl for keys on a shelf. There is a place to store the shoes and coats. But I’ve also hung the family driftwood sign, which states this is our place, our haven, our home as we walk in the door, drop the bags, shoes, keys and concerns of the day.
If you want to know how I made this driftwood sign you can find a tutorial here.
Often entries or hallways are purely functional, we don’t always think about setting the tone, atmosphere or expectation.
Entryway pin is the most popular
I’m surprised that my most re-pinned image on a Pinterest board of mine is one of a Entryway. And it gets re-pinned A LOT! It seems that people can’t get enough of it. I’m truly amazed by how many times it has been re-pinned to people’s boards.
Want to see? It’s this one:
I eventually found the image from @thegracehouse on Instagram. I’ve since discovered the beautiful site of the designer; Jennifer of grace house interiors and her style is beautiful. You can see the same entryway as she changes up the style seasonally.
Using the image as inspiration I decided to source some of the items to recreate her look. I created a Pinterest board based on it with sources for where you can get these items.
I’ve found grey pillows, an upholstered bench, white pumpkins. I’ve found wooden signs hand-made by sellers on Etsy which have the same bible verse on. I’ve sourced beautiful grey plaid throws and rustic farmhouse style wooden hooks. I have tutorials for how to make white velvet pumpkins or spray paint them. I’ve even found a couple of similar wreaths.
You can see more of the board here and find all the delightful items curated.
Of course this entryway might not be your style but I hope I’ve inspired you to think about the entrance place to your home, is it working for you functionally? Is it welcoming you with open arms, so to speak? Are you and yours glad to be home?
I have more ideas for hallways and entry ways on this pinterest board too.
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