Entryway Decorating Ideas – Featuring Our Home!
I don’t share my home with you guys that often – not because I don’t want to, but because I don’t want to BORE you to DEATH because if I were to post on every change I made it would be a daily freakin’ event.
However, once in a while I like to sneak in some tasty tidbits to show you how this Decorator decorates her own home!
Our Entryway Before…
When we moved in it, it was like the friggin’ Catacombs. While the ceiling was super high (16′) it felt like we were walking into a tunnel. The layout with the doorway between the entryway and the family room made it feel like we had a basement suite, rather than the kick-butt family room and bar that we do have.
There was also a super tragic foundation wall painted bright red. And while ‘technically’ there was nothing I could do about it, I knew a splash of colour and the right décor would make all the difference in the world!
Our Entryway After
When we did my office renovations (here) I had them take out the doorway that separated the entryway from the family room (as shown in the previous photo). At first, Tim was like ‘Hells no!’ and I was like ‘Hells yes!’ and he was like ‘Aren’t we spending enough money?’ and I was like ‘Yeah, so it would be CRAZY to stop now!’ But really, there was only some minor de-construction along with some drywalling and we were well on our way!
That hallway now leads down to my office area as well as the NEWLY renovated family room.
I also bought the biggest most bad-ass clock I could find from Urban Barn. Because our entryway is vaulted, it was a great way to bring the eye up and accent the curved wall that is to the left (which you can’t see in this photo).
The lamp is great for evening ambience and the striped tray is for all of the junk I empty out of my pockets!
I added a small photo gallery of our family to the top ledge of the foundation wall to decorate it without having to take the décor right up the wall (which goes up 16′). I also love how it’s easy to change things around and get creative when I
drink too much wine get bored.
The glass cylinder vase is filled with a few of the hundreds of heart rocks that we collect in our travels and the native carving was a gift I had carved for my hubby for our wedding 10 years ago (read more: 5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House into a HOME!)
Last but not least, my super gorgeous chartreuse front door complements the deep dark brown and cream walls. 50% of our guests love it and the other 50% think it’s the most disgusting colour they’ve ever seen! And that hook there? It’s actually the hook from my Great Great Grandma’s farmhouse kitchen in Scotland. I had a local guy (who did my Farmhouse Door) mount it on some old wood so I could use it as some meaningful décor!
So there you have it my funny friends – our OLD entryway.
Fast forward a few years, check out our NEWLY REMODELLED ENTRYWAY!
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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2015, UPDATED FOR LINKS AND GENERAL EDITING IN 2019