First up, is another look at my entryway. This is actually one of the first things I blogged about and unlike the rest of my house which is constantly evolving, the entryway has remained pretty much the same since I first blogged about it 2 years ago, but I figured it was time to post some refreshed photos. This area hasn't changed much because it's so small and there's really not much to work with, but I used what I could of the space to carve out an entryway where guests could drop their coats and shoes and feel welcome.
Here’s an old before photo from when we first moved in:
Snooze fest, right? Here’s the much livelier after photo:
We painted the walls a sunny welcoming yellow color and the door and trim got a crisp coat of white paint. The boot tray was an easy addition and it encourages guests to kick off their shoes so that they can both come in and relax, but also so they don’t track dirt through the house!
For some coat/purse/keys/dog leash storage I made coat hooks from a photo frame:
On the opposite wall is a piece of art with a poem by Julia Carney that I really like and I think is a nice reminder to hang by the door:
Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land. So the little minutes, humble though they be, make the mighty ages of eternity.
Our entryway does get a lot of use on a daily basis…mostly by this guy:
|Where's Dad? Did I just hear a car? I bet it's Dad! Better wait by the door!
Our little pup likes to wait by door when we’re gone. Especially when his dad leaves the house, he often hangs out here waiting for him to come home. He’s a very loyal pup and he’s definitely a daddy’s boy.
Not only is the entryway a functional space, but it’s also a good spot to take a nap!
How do you like my entryway? Any suggestions for making the most from this small space?
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I'm linking this post up to the Entryway Party at Abode Love, House of Hepworths..