I’m excited to show you my first makeover using the Better Homes and Gardens products available at Walmart. In our new house (I know we’ve lived here for a year but it still feels new) we don’t really have an entryway. When you walk through the front door you pretty much walk into the main floor of the house, which is completely open. With as often as we have people over I was thinking it would be nice to at least “fake” having an entryway, an entry that really welcomes our guests.
On my trip to BHG in Iowa, I was so inspired by everything I’d seen that I set out to create an entryway with all the fun BHG products at Walmart. You can see that I was pretty much working with a blank slate.
Welcome to my new entryway!
The first thing I needed was a new entryway rug. The one we had been using was brought over from the entryway in our old house, and it was totally the wrong color for this house. It’s funny how different lighting will totally change the color of something! I also wanted to get a larger rug to define, and sort of create, an entryway.
I found this large indoor/outdoor rug on the Walmart website and loved it. The funny thing is that when it was delivered and I rolled it out, I realized it was the EXACT SAME pattern as my old rug, just different colors and way bigger! Isn’t that funny? I guess I know what I like. 🙂
Every good “no shoes in the house” entryway has a place for guests to sit down and take off/put on their shoes. We have the French stenciled piano bench on the front porch, but a lot of times it’s too hot or freezing cold outside, so people don’t want to sit out their and put their shoes on.
I found this super cute little stool at a local antique mall and I thought it was perfect because it didn’t overwhelm the space like a chair would.
With the rainy season approaching I wanted to have a place for my guests to put their umbrellas. When I was in Iowa at the BHG tour I saw this galvanized round bin and fell in love (so of course I came home and ordered one, heck, for less than $13, who could resist?). It’s such a fun accessory and I think it looks great in the entryway. It will also be a great place for people to put their shoes, in the summertime, to keep them from getting scattered all over the entry.
A fun decorating tip I learned from my trip to BHG is to take advantage of the height of a wall. The designer said to stack items to draw your eye upward, which makes a space feel bigger. I love mirrors so I thought adding these port hole mirrors would be a fun way to add more light and height to the space.
I also changed out our entryway light because the other one wasn’t really our style. I have to brag for a second and tell you that when this light came I was so excited to get it and wanted to install in right away but Matt had just left for a 4 day trip!
I wasn’t sure if I should take on a light installation by myself but that night my 5 year old said, “I know you can do it mommy”, so I tried and it worked! I installed the light all by myself! 🙂
I also added a few more accessories, like this DIY sign above the door, some flowers in a basket, etc.
I love the way it turned out and I love that we now have an entryway! I think it’s the perfect spot to welcome our guests into our home. What do you say, want to come over and enjoy a glass of wine with me?
I always love a good before and after picture so here are a couple of our entryway.
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Disclaimers – I am part of the BHG Live Better Blogger Network; this post is sponsored by BHG at Walmart. All opinions are my own.
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