Taking on any home decor project can be time-consuming, not to mention costly—and the entryway is no exception to the rule. Between the planning stages, swatching for paint colors and even browsing for that perfect bench, taking on an entryway redesign comes with its fair share of challenges.
That said, you can get the best of both worlds when it comes to style and cost—and it doesn’t have to be exorbitantly expensive. For the ultimate mudroom you’ll love coming home to every day, you can tackle this project for under $500. Read on to learn how.
Your Entryway Checklist
Large or small, wide or narrow, every foyer has the potential to make a great first impression on guests. Consider the following list to catalog the standard items in an entryway:
- Paint, in case you want to redo the walls, or paint an accent wall
- Indoor plants (real or fake) — greenery transcends every style
- A light fixture, such as a pendant or table lamp (together they make layered beauty)
- Accent bench (with storage underneath or inside as an option)
- A runner rug or door rugs
- Hooks or a rack for purses, keys and coats
- Mirror or wall art to brighten up the space
- Baskets or boxes for additional storage
With these items in mind, you can customize as you see fit for your space. Not every entryway needs all the items on the aforementioned list, especially if you’re limited on space. This will keep costs lower, and ensure you have all the elements needed for style and budget.
No matter what your style, there’s a way to revamp your entryway on any budget. We’ve got 3 styles below to give you examples on ways you can spruce up your entryway area. Pair this with a bit of paint, wall hooks, and storage bins and organization, and it’ll be a perfectly posh space that’ll greet you with open arms!
The great thing about decorating with neutrals is you can adjust to fit holidays and special occasions with ease. Minimalist chic is renowned for its goldtone and/or silvertone accents, which add delicate beauty to any area. Pair that with colorful entryway rugs or runners, and you’ve got the perfect blend.
Got a penchant for worldly charm? Then boho chic will make for captivating appeal in the entryway. Bursting with different colors, materials, and textures, it’s a fun style that isn’t afraid to go bold or eclectic.
The farmhouse craze has become more popular than ever, and it’s not hard to see why—built with natural character, it’s family friendly and distinctive in so many ways. Burlap-like texturing and exposed, “deconstructed” elements make it extra warm and inviting, especially in an entryway.
Curating a unique, yet inviting entryway is more realistic than ever. With a little paint, and new furniture additions and accents, you can transform your mudroom into a space you enjoy seeing as you walk through the front (or side) door every day.
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