DIY Artwork for the Entryway

My entryway, for lack of a better word, is blah. It is narrow, dark, and commonly dirty (thought taking a picture for this post was good motivation to clean it).

My very drab and uninteresting entryway. No after picture for you here. This is how it is for now.

My very drab and uninteresting entryway. Even the pictures on the wall weren’t there until today.

Since it is the first thing people see when they enter my home, it is my next big project. An entryway is meant to set a tone for the rest of the home, and right now what it tells my guests is that my home is boring, tired, and dirty. Big projects take a bit of time to save money for, so my current band-aid solution is to add some art to the walls. In my post on outdoor inspiration part 2 I posted some photographs I took. I have since taken more and decided on these three to frame:

I've been experimenting with my camera to try get a good shot. This one is my favourite.

I’ve been experimenting with my camera to try get a good shot. This one is my favourite.

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Like I said, it is a band-aid solution but it helps to bring a bit of life and colour to the space:

This "artwork" of mine only cost me the $6 for the enlargements as I already had the frames hanging around empty.

This “artwork” of mine only cost me the $6 for the enlargements as I already had the frames hanging around empty.

Bringing the outdoors in

Bringing the outdoors in

Here is a preview of my entryway plans over the next few months:

I plan on getting something similar to this ikea cabinet custom built to fit in our entryway and serve as shoe storage.

I plan on getting something similar to this Ikea cabinet custom built to fit in our entryway and serve as shoe storage.

These wall hooks from umbra are perfect for a narrow space because when they aren't in use they lay flat into the hanging piece.

These wall hooks from umbra are perfect for a narrow space because when they aren’t in use they lay flat into the hanging piece.

I plan on putting a graphic wallpaper up on the walls of the hall and stairwell to liven things up a bit.

I plan on putting a graphic wallpaper up on the walls of the hall and stairwell to liven things up a bit.

close up of the wallpaper in a different, more dirt friendly colour.

close up of the wallpaper in a different, more dirt friendly colour

Entryway lighting

I want to bring some Hollywood bling to the space with a couple of these sweet little chandeliers.

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  1. Pingback: Inspiring Entryways | cocoandcashmere

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