I’m sharing the entryway of my home decorated for Christmas today. I’m not really sure why I don’t share this area much because when I fluff it up a bit it does reflect my Romantic French country style pretty well. Come on in…literally, as I’m sharing a few tips! Scroll your way down because there is a $500 GIVEAWAY at the end of the post, sponsored by Kirklands.
Entryways or foyers (as more formally known) set the tone for those who ENTER our home. Where I live in South Florida mudrooms or back door entries are not a thing, so you have one shot at making it look good.
Design Ideas For The Entryway At Christmas
When we first came to look at our home as a possible place to raise our young daughters we were far from impressed. Going back 27 years ago to first impressions they were dismal, dark and dreary and I just wish that I had photos to share. Maybe not though, as the flooring was pretty disgusting (brown shag carpet), the entryway wall was covered in flocked wallpaper and the wood carved doors were painted dark brown and in rough shape. Can you imagine? Bleck! But this house was a true diamond in the rough and we loved how when you opened the front doors you would see clear to the pool and beyond to the garden. We were sold. By an entryway. Challenge accepted to make this fixer upper our permanent home base.
The first thing that we did after ripping out the flooring and replacing and stripping the wallpaper was to decide on the purpose that an entryway should provide. No coat closets necessary in my area, so no place to store stuff means it needs to just be practical for heading in and out. We put up the console that I custom designed with waterfall ogee edge glass to give an open feeling. The brackets I had purchased on-line and painted them white and they are made of a heavy duty cast material so are toggle bolted into the wall. I really prefer to have a wall mounted console table so that floor space isn’t taken up. For Christmas it’s always decorated with some sort of vignette!
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