The very first thing your guests sees when you walk into your home is the entryway - so let's make it one to remember! There's a big misconception that having a curated space means spending a lot of money, but that's not true! Here at MegMade, we want to give each and every family a home like no other, which means sometimes we have to get crafty on a budget! I love giving tips and tricks that I've used over the years to save money while still giving my spaces the personality and style that fits my home. An entryway is one of those spaces that is super easy to fix up for way less than you'd think! Here are some of my affordable tips and tricks to create a statement entryway:
Keep An Eye Out For Vintage Furniture
The most expensive aspect of creating an inviting entryway is the buying of bigger pieces of furniture. However, so many places like Facebook Marketplace, antique stores, etc. have amazing furniture that you can reuse and refurbish to fit the style of your home. If you're looking to get crafty, grab some of our DIY paint and get to work. Repainting or restaining is such an easy way to hit reset on an otherwise unusable piece of vintage furniture. Click HERE
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Make It Pop
I've said this before, but your entryway is the first thing people see when they walk into your house, why not make it fun and show your personality from the get-go?! I would wallpaper my entire house if I could, but I especially love wallpaper for an entryway because it brightens up the space and is super affordable because you don't need that many rolls of paper. You can go as bold as in this picture or as subtle as you want, but I love the idea of adding wallpaper or incorporating a fun paint color to a space like this. Most of the time, your entryway is a smaller space in your home, so it won't take much product to cover it. A few fresh coats of paint can also completely transform a room if you're looking for a quick and inexpensive update!
Incorporate Used Pieces From Around Your House
The nice thing about entryways is that usually you don't need much to create a statement. Your entryway is usually a smaller space, so just go with what you've got! I move my decorations from room to room all the time. I'm always finding new decor for my other rooms that I love, but I feel bad getting rid of the old. Instead, use those pieces in your entryway! Old baskets? Put them under your console to create more storage for hats and gloves. A bench from your mudroom? Add it to the entryway under your coat rack so people can take off their shoes. Desk accessories from before you read my 10 Affordable Ways To Update Your Home Office? (Click HERE
to read if you haven't - yes a shameless plug!!) Use them to decorate the top of your entryway console. You don't always have to buy brand new to create a look you'll love. It saves you so much money to reuse and refurbish the things you already have!
Create Grab-And-Go Storage
The best room design is one that is equally functional as it is aesthetic. Especially when you're a mom, you're usually running out the door and trying to get everyone together at the same time. It's so nice to have a space to keep all your essentials for before you walk out the door. I'm not going to tell you to not have junk drawers because I have them myself, but my best advice is to create a system where each item you'll need before you walk out the door has a set space. Make sure you put those items back in their place when you come home each day to keep it consistent. Otherwise, you'll be tearing apart all the junk in your drawers looking for your keys!!
Add A Coat Rack
This may seem so simple, but adding a coat rack is another functional use that will add to the space because your coats won't be thrown all over the place as soon as you walk in the door! This is a photo of my old entryway. It was a super small space, so adding some wallpaper, a coat rack, and a few accessories was all it needed! Be on the lookout for my new entryway reveal!! The new space is much bigger, so I had so many more fun options to play around with.
Add Some Art Or A Mirror
In any entryway, I love adding mirrors. It's practical because you always want to check to make sure you don't have food stuck in your teeth before you leave, but, especially if your entryway is small, adds some depth to the space and makes it appear bigger. Plus, adding a unique mirror to any room adds such a fun element to the space. If you have a few prints you love, adding some art in your entryway is another easy way to show your personality as soon as you walk in the door.
Let The Light In
I know some people prefer not being able to see into the house from the outside, but letting the light into your entryway is such a game changer, and it doesn't cost a penny! I think that natural light brings such a lighter and airier feel to the space that you can't get any other way. Even if you add something to your entryway windows to make them opaque, having that light will completely transform your space in a way that money can't buy!
I hope these tips helped you get some inspiration to take on your next project! As always, I would LOVE to see how your updated statement entryway turned out. Tag us on Instagram and Facebook @MegMade, and comment down below if you have any questions!