If you live in an apartment with other people, it can be hard to come up with your own space without encroaching on your roommates’ territory. Luckily, you can turn your entryway into just that – a spot where you can put your things before and after work, or come and go during the day without bothering anyone else. Here’s how to do it, step by step.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a space, and when it comes to choosing colours, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the purpose of the space. For an entryway, you want something that will welcome guests and make them feel at home. Secondly, take into account the natural light in the space.
If your entryway is on the darker side, you might want to brighten it up with a light or neutral colour. Conversely, if it’s too bright outside, you might want to go with a dark tone. Finally, think about what other colours are going to be prevalent in the space- does everything need to match? Or would mixing different shades complement each other? All these factors should help guide you in picking out the perfect shade!
Designing The Room
After getting rid of the excess, we decided to brighten up the space with a fresh coat of paint. We also added some key pieces of furniture, including a console table and a mirror. With these simple changes, the room feels much more put together and inviting. And now it’s not just an entrance; it’s a perfect spot for everyday living. The console table has been moved in front of the door, which opens right up onto the entryway. Above it hangs a gallery wall featuring family photos as well as other memories collected on travels around the world. The best part? You can still enter through the original door if you’re looking for something quickly (like your shoes).
If your entryway is anything like ours was, it’s probably cluttered with shoes, coats, keys, and all the other things that come with everyday life. But don’t despair! With a little bit of effort, you can transform your space into an organized oasis. Here are some tips for transforming your own drab entryway into a bright and useful space.
- Try installing shelves or hooks in an out-of-the-way place to store jackets, backpacks, purses, hats and other items that might otherwise be piled on the floor.
- Make sure there is ample storage near your front door so everyone has their own designated spot for gloves, scarves and umbrellas.
- Clear off any surfaces near the door to avoid tripping over stray shoes or piles of mail as you walk in or out.
- Hang a mirror on the wall to reflect light and make the space feel bigger.
- Add some shelving or hooks for storage and organization.
- Paint the walls or door a bright, cheery color.
- Bring in some potted plants or flowers to add life to the space.
- Add a rug or doormat to make it feel more inviting.
- Consider putting up wallpaper that matches your interior design aesthetic.
- If you have an open floor plan, consider what your living room might look like with a new coat of paint!
- Accessorize with an area rug and other finishing touches like decorative vases or candle holders!
The Finished Look
The entryway is the first thing guests see when they come to your home, so you want it to make a good impression. But if your entryway is small and cramped, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where this easy DIY project comes in. It was such an easy project that anyone could do!
The best part about this project is that it doesn’t require any painting or special skills – all you need are some simple tools and supplies!