Entryways and mudrooms just have a way of getting messy and disorganized in an instant, especially in an active household. If you're looking for some inspiration in that department -- or your OCD brain just wants to see some pretty, organized spaces -- you've come to the right spot! We've rounded up 15 entry spaces that are as functional as they are gorgeous.
A large hallway / common area gains a new purpose as a super cozy reading nook, complete with comfy furniture and a colorful area rug. The end result is a dramatic before and after with a modern cabin vibe.
When Dana and her husband bought this small 1950s ranch house a few years ago, it was in extremely poor condition. Fast forward to 2014 and this dilapidated house is finally starting to resemble the stylish family home they've dreamed of!
I've round up a couple ideas to add a little flair to your entryways. Some double as holdalls, others are great for making a statement like over sized cross stitch pieces and DIY marque lights, but each adds a unique, signature touch.
Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up.
Outdoor space is at a premium these days, especially in metropolitan areas. So sometimes it's a nice reminder to see that no matter how small your porch or patio is, there's always a way to make it beautiful. Here are ten inspiring examples.
This neglected hallway was completely overhauled, without changing the layout one little bit. Don't let that fool you though. Every square inch of this space has been modified - from floor to ceiling. Take a look.
Not long ago, when we shared our kitchen renovation with you, we left a little something out. When we began planning our new addition, we decided to add a laundry and mud room off the kitchen to create an entry point with storage and give ourselves the luxury of first-floor laundry. This room has absolutely been the best decision we made during our entire house project. It's simple and straight-forward, but it has brought a tremendous amount of organization and simplicity to our daily home routines.
After five months of hating her avocado green entry, Aly rolled up her sleeves and transformed it for $70 and a weekend's worth of work. After seeing tutorials on the interweb for adding board and batten trim to a wall, she decided to give it a go. With the old and new trim painted white
Sheesh. Apologies to Mr. Shakespeare. Anyway, as you might know, our family is in the middle of a very exciting house addition (you can follow along in the Curbly House section of this site). A big part of keeping a large-scale project like this moving forward is the ability to make decisions (hopefully good ones) quickly without second-guessing yourself. Second-guessing means design changes, and that means delays.
One of the big decisions...
Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).
A boring hallway, with a few eyesores, gets a budget-friendly makeover that really updates the space for under $100.