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.


Storage
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.