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Entryway Makeover Before & Inspo

We've been in our current apartment for over four years now, and I still feel like it's not a true reflection of our style. We are lucky in that we have nice furniture that our parents have handed down to us, but it's missing the finishing touches that make it feel like home.

I've been wanting to start putting more effort into decorating our home and bringing in classic pieces that add style. I'm not afraid of a little DIY or bargain hunting, so I hope that we can accomplish the look we want on a budget.

I thought I would start with the smallest space that needs the least amount of work. Really, the only big purchase we need for the entryway is a new rug. Right now we have a cheap one I got at Home Depot when we moved in for $15, and its seen better days. It's just a basic carpet remnant that doesn't add any interest or color to the space.

I want to get a nice Persian/Turkish style rug with red & navy blue tones to add a pop of color. My parents have one that was my Gram's, but I haven't convinced them to give it to me yet... We already have a nice neutral gray-green wall color. But being the entryway and having so much traffic, plus having a dog, means it needs a little refresher. I also want to bring in a plant stand and some greenery add some life to the space. I found a cute one one here, but I may attempt making one myself to save on cost. Originally, I wanted to add a table as well, but the entry opens to the living room so it doesn't really work in this space. We'll see if I come up with any other accessories like a boot tray or umbrella holder, but I think this inspiration board is a good start!

I think this simple design will be a warm welcome when you come to our house. I'll be sure to share the photos and cost breakdown with you once the space is complete!

And for now, here are the before photos....

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