Image: Smitten Studio

I have always believed that entryways are an important detail in any home. It sets the mood for your entire space. We have a small entryway but I still decorated it and put my own personal stamp on it.

Here are some accessories/pieces that everyone should consider using-
Bench- Allows guests and owners to sit and remove shoes easily.
Sideboard- Great for added storage.
Mirror- Enlarges a space and allows visitors to have access for seeing themselves.
Hooks or Coat trees- Obvious reasons.
A tray- Great for storing keys.
Rug- Adds texture and warmth to cold feet.
Art- Looks cool.

Find more entryway inspiration below.

Image: Houzz

Image: Coco Lapine Design

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Image: Asteria

Image: Carolina Iriarte



I recently installed Lutron’s Maestro Occupancy/Vacancy Sensing C·L Dimmer in our home’s entryway. If you missed the fun video, see it here. I wanted to give you an update on the dimmer and my post installation thoughts. First, the dimmer was very easy to install, if I can do it- you can! Second, it has been beneficial to my family in so many ways. My kids tend to leave the lights on (don’t most kids??), so the timed lighting is perfect for us. When I am carrying groceries and mountains of things left behind in the car after running errands, turning the light on is the last thing I can manage to do. It is so nice to have the lights come on when we open the door, as if we are being welcomed home. Thirdly, it is just icing on the cake that we have noticed some savings in our electricity bill. If you’ve considered lighting updates you have Simply Grove’s seal of approval on this family friendly and effortless LUTRON addition.

If you weren’t convinced before, read this and be convinced!

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Design Sponge

This DIY couldn’t be more perfect for those of you in need of a coat rack, and did I mention you can EASILY  do this yourself?! Find a branch to weather or scuff, secure it to the wall in your entryway, and add metal hooks as needed. Bam, just like that you’ve added natural decor with purpose and have hardly spent any money! A win-win-win in my book!

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Unknown picture, does anyone know who this came from?

I love the simplicity of this entryway and it is perfect to do on a budget! Use this weeks get the look to create a “less-is-more” welcome for your guests here…

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