In our last home, our entry was really just a 3ft x 5ft stretch of tile that dumped you right into the living room. In the winter when we had people over, it got so crowded with everyone’s shoes and coats that we really felt the smallness of our space!
The new house is twice as big as our old one, but very little of that extra space is in the entry. When we started talking about knocking walls down and reconfiguring spaces, the entry way was on the top of my “things to tackle” list.
This entry had two closets — one was a good sized coat closet and the other was a small media closet which was completely irrelevant to us. Since we had a second coat closet in the back of the house, we decided to lose both closets in the entry way to make more room in the front of the house. And boy has it paid off!
We did have to move an air vent, and for those of you wondering it’s not a big deal! I was worried that we would have to pay large dividends to move it, but it ended up costing about $150.
Now since the entry way is open up, we opened the entry into the den, too. Previously, this was a very small doorway that would make passage (and furniture moving) tight. We added about 1.5ft and it makes all the difference.
Moving furniture down this wide hallway and through the large opening will be a breeze, too!
As for the look of this space, we’ll be doing a Tulip Block Print Wallpaper courtesy of Brewster Home Fashions. I LOVE this print! I put the question out to my email list a few months ago as to what paper I should choose, and this on was the unanimous choice!
I’d love to get a long, narrow table to go along the wall as well. I also think a sunburst mirror would look rad, too! I might have to DIY that.
The last thing we have to purchase is a new front door. I loved the front door in our old house, so I think I’ll go with something similar and probably paint it red, too.
All in all, when this space is finished I know it will be the warm and welcoming entry we’ve been dreaming of!