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How I Easily Transformed My Entryway ~ #BeautifulUtility

Today I want to share how you can easily transform your entryway, and you don't even have to do a complete makeover or even spend tons of money, courtesy of Wayfair and Home Dynamix.

The following photo was of my not very organized entryway. When we purchased our home a few years ago one of the things I've always wanted to fix was our entryway. We don't have a very big one and it can get not only dirty, but messy very quickly. I have kids who come inside with dirty feet, dump their backpacks, shoes and everything thing else right in front of the doorway. I had a mat down and while it worked for the most part, it wasn't very appealing. It was time for a change!

We have been trying to do little changes one room at a time. I completely renovated my kitchen with new countertops, backsplash and kitchen appliances which I plan on sharing in a later post, and the guest bathroom. Madison's bedroom recently got a makeover, with the master bedroom next on the list. However, the entryway is the grand entrance to my home. The first place that everyone sees when my door opens, that means the mailman, package delivery guys, neighbors, salespersons and since it's almost Halloween, trick or treaters will soon be traipsing through. Having a room in your home that serves a utilitarian purpose, rooms such as  your kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, laundry room or even your hallway doesn't mean that it can't be beautiful. It was time for a makeover, but not having lots of disposable cash, meant that it had to be something simple. So how can you transform your room without going totally overboard in the finance department? You can totally do it with just one thing, although I did it with three.

Add a touch of color and a bit of fashion
While you can do a paint job, it's not really necessary. I decided that the first thing I was going to change was my ugly brown mat and get something with a splash of color that was also fashionable. I opted for an ELLE Decor Lyncrest accent rug. That one change totally made my entryway pop and was the perfect combination of fashion and function. Not only it is aesthetically pleasing, it is also easy to take care of. With kids that go in and out, constantly, having a rug that I can easily throw in the wash and have it come out clean once again was an added bonus since they can be machine washed.

I also got some baskets that the kids can throw their shoes in. Now my entryway looks so much more organized. They can easily find their shoes; and it's all pulled together with my ELLE Decor accent rug. I've even added a coat rack to make it easier for the kids to hang their coats and backpacks once they enter the house. Now there can be no excuses, unless it's of course that they were just too lazy.

I am loving the changes and best of all it didn't cost me a fortune since I purchased them all at Wayfair. One simple change can make so much of a difference. Now why didn't I think of doing this sooner? You can get your own rugs at Wayfair where you can make any room in your home pop.

Annmarie John
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  1. I love how you transformed your entryway with the storage baskets and wall mounted coat hanger.❤

  2. Great post. Those entry way organizers are fabulous. I used to have one at our old house, and now that we've downsized, I'm still looking for one that will fit.

  3. i love wayfair everything looks so beautiful love the rugs

  4. love the transformation. It's hard to do an entry way because it needs to be such a versatile room. You did a great job pulling it together.

  5. I wish I had enough room to do something like this in my entry. We usually come in through the garage so I put a dresser in the hall way to at least catch my purse and other things. I just don't really have a place for guests to hang their coats. I have had many guest over the last nine years in this house and no one has complained but I still would like a solution.

    1. Hi Brenda, my garage leads through the laundry room and while we go through there at times, sometimes we just park in the driveway and go through the front door. Its also the place most used since the kids come and go so often. I would suggest just getting an on the wall coat rack, and Wayfair has quite the collection.

  6. The rug you selected is so pretty! I love rugs you can throw in the wash too. I also love the storage baskets - so attractive and great for organizing.

  7. I can't believe how good the "after" look is, with the baskets especially! I just get used to walking by my same old stuff, but I really need to update some things.

  8. The entryway into the home is so crucial! It helps set up positive energy and makes visitors either feel instantly welcomed or feel as though they are coming in at a bad time--keeping the area clean and well-decorated makes guests feel welcomed when they see your entryway for sure

  9. Gorgeous transformation and absolutely love what you did with your entryway :)

  10. I love your new entryway! It looks fantastic and makes it so much easier to keep everything organized and neat. Wayfair is such a great place to get fantastic products.

  11. Great job, you make it look so easy! I need to revamp some parts of my steps.

  12. Wow, the difference a rug can make! At home we desperately need a coat rack. All the pursues and jackets are always left in the kitchen counter, very messy, thank you for this round of inspiration!

  13. This is a beautiful entry way. I love it. I need to do more DIY projects.

  14. Love how you transformed this looks great! We just did some renovations to our place and love the new feeling :)

  15. It's gorgeous! I think it's amazing what the storage and the hooks do to transform it. Ours is very much in need of help!

  16. These are some really simple changes, but they make the world of difference! I really like that rug, it's lovely! You've inspired me to want to change mine.

  17. I do really like the storage and the hooks in the entryway. I think that color always brightens things up a bit as well. Just distinct color.

  18. The entryway transformation look awesome!!! The color combination is really nice, thanks for sharing.

  19. These are some simple touches that really made a difference. I need to get baskets like those for my guys to put their shoes in too.

  20. This entry transformation is really amazing. It's simple but looks so neat and wonderful.

  21. It's amazing what a few things can do to transform a room! And Wayfair is the BEST!!


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