Two years ago, we finished building a new front porch to our home. I was ecstatic about this makeover because adding a new front porch was going to FINALLY give me an new entry way into our home.
Before this makeover, when you opened our front door, you walked right into our living room. No entry way at all.
Even though I have had an entry way for almost two years, I’ve always been “stuck” with how to decorate it. It has stayed
mostly empty except at Christmas. This past year, it was the perfect space to put up a Christmas tree. :)
However, except for Christmas, our entry way has not felt very welcoming.
It has looked like this for several months now…
But not anymore! YAY! Check it out now!…
I am so excited about how welcoming our entry way looks like now.
The lights we installed in our entry way are called Innovations Lighting 203 Railroad Shade Wall Sconces. I fell in love with these because they were exactly what I was looking for, and I loved the mix of black with aged brass…perfection! I used these vintage bulbs that I had, but I think I will trade them out for some clear bulbs in the near future. I’m not crazy about the yellow glass on these type of bulbs.
My entry way is actually a long rectangle shape, so it has been hard for me to figure out exactly what to put in this space. But when I saw this Rustic Accent Console, I knew it would be the perfect piece to put on this wall! (Unfortunately, that exact table is no longer available, but you can find similar ones HERE and HERE.)
For underneath my table, I placed this beautiful 5×8 ft Surya Ravena Rug! I love the colors and textures of this rug.
It definitely warms up this space and makes it all come together.
I don’t know if you remember, but the word art is from Between You and Me. I custom ordered it for Sania Louise’s room last summer when we hosted her. It has been there ever since, but I had to “borrow” it for this makeover. :) I have an idea for the type of word art I want to eventually put in this space, but I don’t have it completed yet, so I am going to use Sania Louise’s for now.
I also think I will be changing out art pieces for each season to go in this space. It should be fun! :)
Speaking of Sania Louise….
She still has no idea why I am always taking pictures of everything! ha! But she loves jumping into them! And I had no problem taking a picture of her in front of this sign. I love seeing the words from this Stephen Curtis Chapman song all around her. She truly is a work of art, and I see God’s fingerprints all over her every day!
She’s going to be my little helper as we decorate this new space throughout all of the seasons. I can’t wait!
Do you have any special tips or decor ideas to share that you have added to your own entry way to make others feel welcome as they enter your home?