Updating our Foyer

We have lived in our house for nearly a year with NOTHING happening in the foyer.  Its a small-ish space, and I wanted to be really careful about making it feel cluttered. I think with the right pieces you can really make your entry way a beautiful space no matter the size.  So read below to see how we went about decorating a small entry way.

For starters, when we moved in there was a formal living room to the right of our front door.  We had no use for this space, but since Sam works from home a home office was a must, so we had the entryway reconfigured a bit and french doors added to that space.

small gold entry way table with modern decor

We changed out the current light for something a bit more modern (but something small because the ceilings aren’t vaulted).

entry way decor

After months of looking I found the perfect little foyer table that fit in our small spot.  I tend to learn towards a homey mid-century decor feel, so I was really drawn to the mirror but we will see if I eventually change it for something larger.  All decor will be linked if possible, or something similar.  We are a young family, so most of my decor I try to find on big sales – so sometimes its hard to link the exact options.

(the table and mirror were both target Threshold but have come and gone)

small entry way(side note – the books that I have on this table and use several other places in my house are all from thrift stores.  I go to the book section and look for semi neutral books with titles that won’t scare my guests, and remove the dust covers)

The “Stay awhile” sign that is hung will be a quick DIY post this week that you will definitely want to check out.  It was easy as can be, and to frame it cost me $15 dollars!diy photo frame

In our past home I built wooden baby gates for our stairways and LOVED them, but the way our spindles are in this house makes that nearly impossible (they are so thin, and the curved hand rail) so instead we went with a traditional metal baby gate.  To help it look a bit better, I sewed a knit cover for it that can be easily slid off to be washed or changed out.

fabric baby gate cover

I went back and forth on a rug.  We can’t do small doorway rugs in this house because the doors won’t pass over them (thus they cause more headache than they are worth), but I have gone back and forth on a runner.  For now I decided against it, as we have so much carpet in the house I wanted to show the wood that we have.  I do store a turkish towel in the basket to lay down or have people wipe their feet if needed.  Let me know if you have any questions on this post and be sure to check out our home tour tab –  a full update for the next year is coming soon.

PAINT COLOR: Behr Irish Mist

SOURCES:  Basket (similar) // Candle // vases (similar) // plant // print

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  1. Curious, did you also paint your ceilings Irish Mist? I’m planning to paint after a major remodel and am considering using one color for the walls and ceiling for the main living areas in my home. Would that be a mistake? Love your style, especially that black dining room ceiling! Swooon!

    1. Hi! The ceilings in the house aside from the dining room are all white :). I would say stick white unless you’re going super bold – but I can’t say enough good things about the bold black ceiling…I will definitely be doing that again in our next house haha!