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Small Home Entryway

July 10, 2018
by Lizbeth

Furniture and Home Accents Organization and Cleaning

When Karen and Mike called to have me revamp their entryway, they were worried I wouldn’t be able to do it because it’s such a small space. Whether big or small, I knew I would be able to get it done. The entryway to their home is fairly small so I really had to think about how I was going to make it work for them. I wanted to make sure there was a table to set down keys and trinkets when they got home, a space to sit, and of course a mirror. If you have a small entryway like they do, you may think it’s impossible to put more than a couple of things in there. However, with a little imagination I made it work and I think it came out perfectly!


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The first thing I wanted to do was change up the walls. The walls were white and while that makes the space look bigger, I wanted there to be a wow factor as soon as you walked in. To be honest, the budget I was working with didn’t allow for wallpaper so I  had to think outside the box. Cue the black washi tape! I made a pattern resembling wallpaper so it stood out. This is great if you have a rental and paint isn’t an option. It’s easy to put on and once your out of your home, you just take it down. No mess, no troubles!


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I wanted to make sure the table had an entryway with drawers so they could store their keys and things when they got home. I found this great wooden table at HomeGoods and I think it looks perfect in their entryway!

 
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The mirror is definitely one of my favorite things. I wanted to go with something a little different than  what is being used today which is the round mirrors considered mid-century. Although their style is mid-century, it’s great to mix up styles so you don’t have the same thing throughout.


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How awesome is this bear canvas? It was something they already had at home and they wanted to make sure that I incorporated this into their decor. Since it is definitely on the masculine side, I wanted to add a little girly touch to it. I decided to add this gray faux fur stool below it which I think is a great contrast. It’s conveniently set next to their closet so they can put on or remove their shoes coming in or out of the house.


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Touches of brass and pink are great to add a warm feeling. I didn’t want everything to be neutral and this touch of color really stands out.


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I put up a couple of their wedding pictures to make their space more personal. Adding personal touches like this really makes your space feel like home.

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Adding a long rug in the hallway makes the space look more inviting. Personally, I think that without a rug the space looks a little cold and unfinished. This helps the space look more put together and homey.

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I couldn’t forget to add some type of greenery to freshen up the space. This entryway has no windows so I decided to go with a faux fiddle leaf tree I found at HomeGoods. There’s no maintenance required so it’s easy and perfect for a small space like this.


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Whether you have a big or small space, you can always make it work. I hope this post gave you some inspiration for your next project and you get your entryway looking fabulous! Don’t forget to follow me on my social media platforms for more ideas on your next project. I’ll see you next time!
Lizbeth is a paid blogger. She writes Home & Fabulous, and is a mother, wife, grandma, and an interior designer. Whether it’s building a gallery wall, styling a tabletop, or picking out the perfect accent pieces, she loves to show her readers how to do it with glamour and flair.