A quick project that we decided to take on over the weekend is styling out our entryway. We wanted our space to feel fresh and welcoming when we walk in the front door each day. It can be a challenge with a all of our personal items, from mail to jackets, tote bags, boxes and accessories that tend to accumulate around our front door and entryway. Objects that are on their way out or in tend to end up in this space so we decided restructure it in a fun weekend project.
I will outline our approach to clearing out the old objects and welcoming in better organization in the New Year! Here are 5 steps that we followed to declutter and reorganize our entryway:
Step 1: Remove clutter
We started by removing everything that we had in the space such as boxes, a small coat rack, a basket by our door, and random clutter etc. Trust me, I took a before photo, but it is too embarrassing to show you!
Next, after removing all of the objects in the space, we decided to repaint the walls to create a blank slate. We chose a beautiful light gray paint called Shale by BM for the entryway and Cloud White by BM for the adjacent room and trims.
Step 2: Paint
Fresh paint acts like magic eraser on your walls! Especially for us, since our toddler likes to draw on them;)
Step 3: Storage Solutions
Use hooks and racks to organize all that you need to hang. First, we found nice slim 3-hook white-washed mail box cubbies by Umbra. We got two.
Next, We are considering adding in these angled walnut hooks below for more vertical storage. We would need at least 2.
Step 4: Add plants
Add something beautiful to your wall that you will love seeing as you walk in the door. We have used mirrors and photography in the past. This time around, I want to try a wall hanging to add a touch of green plant energy. These planters below are an option.
Lastly, I hope to make or find the perfect a raw edge handmade bench. I like this one below. I am drawn to it's contrast in wood grain which stand out nicely.
Step 5: Add furniture
Add a long bench, entryway table, or shoe organizer that suits your needs.. I'm thinking of doing a wooden bench with room for storage below. I like the depth of this piece along with the shape. I might do this George Nelson mid-century modern bench that comes in 4', 5' and 6' lengths.
I hope you have enjoyed these quick tips for your Monday. I promise to update this post with pictures once it all comes together a little more. How do you use to organize your entryway? and how what feeling do you want to get when you enter a space?
If you have any pictures that you would like to share of your entryway I would love to see them!
I will leave you with this clean black and white entryway.
HI, I'M HILARY.
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