Good Morning, Everyone!
I had the meal prep planned to go live today, but I had to put a hold on those plans! As I was editing the video, I got a text from Kyle’s friend saying that his flight had been canceled. I closed up my laptop, picked him up, and then we all hung out at the house last night. It was Kyle’s birthday, so I made my Uncle’s teriyaki cheddar burgers on the grill, and we caught up on Sharp Objects. His friend is obsessed with that show too, so it worked out perfectly. I have about an hour to spare this morning before taking off, so I figured I’d share some inspiration photos of my entryway makeover!
I have a long hallway as soon as you enter my house that leads to the living room/kitchen. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and had been putting it off for a while. My dad made a cute table that I put there in the meantime that I ended up keeping for a year. Now, it has a new home in the guest bedroom. I decided to add a few new pieces and use a couple of other pieces I had around the house to put it all together. There are so many spots in my house that I need to finish. I am going to try and start doing more home decor posts to motivate me to get them all done.
I wanted to go for a warm and cozy decor theme with small pops of color. This is such an inexpensive project, but it brings so much character to the hallway!
I changed the rug. I had a blue rug that did not fit the room, so I gave that to my parents. It fits perfectly in their beach-themed living room. I bought a grey and beige runner off of Amazon that is super long. It fits the hallway perfectly! It’s the Unique Loom Trellis Collection Runner Area Rug in grey/beige (2’7” x 13′) It comes in all kinds of colors. Because my dogs like to run into the house like crazy animals after a walk, I bought a non-slip rug pad with an extra strong grip to hold the rug in place and keep it from sliding. It also helps keep it stay in place while I vacuum, plus it cleans up so well! It doesn’t have the long threads that come apart or get caught in the vacuum. I’m just very happy about this purchase! It’s held up for about a year now without any issues.
My mom got me this lantern as a gift, and I love it so much! She was watching QVC, and couldn’t resist. I absolutely love it! It was meant to go outside on my front porch, but I kind of like it right on the table. It’s so warm and welcoming. I had been talking about getting a lantern like this for a while, but they were all so expensive. She got an amazing deal on this one! It also comes in white. More details about the lantern here! I love that it’s battery operated, so I don’t have to have any real candles in there. Less messy and much safer!
I replaced the painted desk with this adorable farmhouse style entryway table from Hobby Lobby! I had my eye on one at Home Goods for a week but it wouldn’t fit in my car. When I went back to get it, it was gone. I think it was a blessing because I love this one so much more!
It’s called the “Sofa Table with Barn Door Drawers.”
I love that the drawers are deep. I used to hang the leashes up, but they look so much better and less cluttered stored in the drawer. I’m using one drawer for mail, one for the dogs, and the other for the designated junk drawer. We all have them 😉 In there, you’ll find headphones, random coupons, hairbands, and other random things! I was shocked by how inexpensive it was too! I saved a couple hundred dollars going with this table over the one at Home Goods. It’s 30% off at Hobby Lobby right now 🙂 Only $139.99!
The “M” on the door was purchased from a little home store here in my town. You can actually get unfished letters on Amazon, Etsy, Wayfair, or Home Depot and paint them! Mine will be coming down next month because I’ll be hanging my DIY fall wreath! I can’t wait to share that post and see all of your Fall creations. I thought about adding a checkered bow to the M, but I may save that for next summer.
I added two rustic frames for the top as extra decor. I want to get a photo of the dogs in one of them. I just found two extra prints upstairs and put them in because it was a better option than the stock photos. I loved that these frames matched the desk and fit well with the other decor.
I’m not sure if I’m going to keep that lamp there, but it’s a little lamp my mom painted for me a couple years ago. I may just change the shade on it. Not sure yet!
I also have a Scentsy warmer in the middle. There is nothing better than walking into a house and being greeted by an amazing smell! Right now, I have a black cherry melting in it. I’m trying not to burn the fall scents just yet!
If you’re looking for THE BEST (i promise you this) scents, check out The Essence of the Bean! I found their soy products in a little boutique shop in the town of Waxhaw a couple years ago. It’s the most amazing brand of wax melts and candles. I can’t get enough!
Two of my favorite scent warmers are found on Amazon! I ordered this one as a gift and this one for my upstairs guest room.
I still have to go back and get a second basket! Don’t you guys think it would look better/more symmetric with a second basket on the other side of the pillows? Or would that be too much? My favorite place to get baskets is World Market. They have the best options and they are so sturdy. I hate the ones that come apart after a year.
I love hanging my grocery canvas bag on the hooks because it reminds me to grab my bags before heading to the grocery store. My hallway has two closets, so I hide a lot of things in there. I made the closet underneath my staircase the blog prop closet. My stuff was starting to find their way to my kitchen table a lot, so now it has a designated place to go!
As for the arrow that says “home” with the hooks, that is also going! I ended up staining a rustic board, and now I’m looking for the perfect hooks to add to it. I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby soon so I can finish it. The board is going to match the drawers on the entryway table.
I used to have these pillows on my couch until it had a makeover. I found the plaid covers on Amazon, and I love them! They hold up great in the washing machine. The bring that “farmhouse” feel and will look great when I bring out the fall decor. I have a front porch welcome mat that matches them.
Adding the green plants made it look light for summer, but I’ll be replacing those with Fall flowers next month!
The mirrors are actually the same size, but I hung them up horizontal and vertical to add a little character. Having them side by side upright felt off. The mirrors were the first addition the entry hallway, and my favorite purchase. I was thinking of buying more to go upstairs in my bedroom. You can find the same mirrors on Amazon.
The Amazon is distressed white, so it really fits well into the warm and cozy theme.
Thank you guys for reading today’s post! If you would like to see more DIY and Home Decor posts, let me know! I kind of throw them into recaps, but would love to share more of these types of blogs! 😊 And of course, all of your design input is ALWAYS welcomed!
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- What date do you officially bring out the Fall decor?