Spring is a great time for mini-makeovers. I set my eyes on our entry because it was looking a little tired after the holidays and winter solstice. The best part is with a little planning and a small budget you can complete these entryway makeover ideas in a weekend.
With both my husband and I working from home there is more traffic thru the front door than when we had all the kids home.
When the entryway began to look like an Amazon drop site. I wanted to reclaim the space before our daughter’s fall wedding.
ENTRYWAY MAKEOVER IDEAS
The first thing I did was clean the baseboards and the interior side of the front door. I have a stash of cleaning supplies in my repurposed entry closet. I notice baseboards so I keep tabs on them regularly.
Years ago I painted our yellow, oak-stained front door and never looked back. But it was time to repaint the interior side of the door with a fresh coat of pure white paint.
The fresh paint brightened the room and it took maybe an hour to paint the interior side.
ADD A NEW RUG
I knew I wanted a new rug and found this wool blue, grey, and white patterned rug at Homegoods. It was reasonably priced and the colors were perfect for my house.
Tip: To keep the rug nice I keep a bath towel in the closet and lay it over the wool rug when rain or snow is in the forecast.
I love extra light in the entry, especially in the winter months. I grabbed a couple small lamps at Target for under $15.00
ADD A WREATH
We all add wreaths to the front of the door for the neighbors to see, but what about the interior side of the front door for us?
I try to align the two wreaths. I think it makes the entry feel more like a room than a breezeway.
Okay, so many of us add bells around our houses and doors at Christmas. Tell me I am not the only one who does this. It drives my family nuts because of the jingle jangle, but I love it.
Just hear those sleigh bells ringing…
Etsy is a fun resource for decorative bells. I found a dozen bells and spray-painted a couple to match the door hardware. My previous paint job was a little sloppy around the hardware. ISo I cleaned it up with an artist’s paintbrush and little black paint. I explained here why I did not remove the front door from the hinges when I painted it.
n hindsight, I should have removed the lock.
I relocated the fern to the entryway. I used my favorite garage sale find as a planter! I may move it around (I already did), but I love the pop of green!
These entry updates are flexible during the seasons and holidays. For under $75 dollars I have a brighter, cleaner entryway for all of those Amazon and Chewy boxes.
Thank you for stopping by and if you have an easy entryway idea please share in the comments. I would love it if you pinned this image for others to find or follow me on Pinterest.