I have a feeling that fall is going to be on my mind for quite a while. I also have a feeling that this time of year is truly making me want to redo everything in my home. Yesterday, I shared my porch for fall and today I want to show you my entryway! I just did a quick update in my entry, painted my front door and more! Come check out my simple harvest fall decor ideas in my entryway.
It was time for a bit of a change. I love all the white in my home, but lately I have been wanting to add just a few touches of a rich, all around great color. I found it in Gettysburg Grey by Benjamin Moore.
This color has big plans in my house, including my stairs and my mudroom bench. I love the warm gray/green color and it goes so well with so many different colors. But, we don’t have to worry about that here in my entryway. I have chosen to keep things super simple, harvesty(I don’t think thats really a word), and fall but not obvious.
I am finding that I am wanting to decorate less with the obvious items for fall such as pumpkins, leaves, and those harvest bright colors . My goal is to create a color scheme for a room that exudes the season without even having a pumpkin in it.
Let me know if I’ve accomplished that in my entryway.
The first thing I want to talk about it that giant basket on the wall.
I got this basket at a thrift store for 10 dollars. It had ugly flowers plastered on it. This thing was UGLY. It has floated around my house since then being a wreath, and sometimes sitting in the corner because I just cant decide what I want to do with it.
After messing around with it a ton, I had decided I wasn’t such a fan of the color of it. It was just a bit too dark and the color didn’t go well with the rest of my decor. So I did something odd. I grabbed my orbital sander and I sanded the basket! Yes I sanded a basket. I figured I didn’t have anything to lose. It was only 10 dollars.
But as I sanded, this gorgeous lighter wood color peeked through. Obviously I couldn’t get the entire thing sanded because it was woven. But once I hung it on the wall I loved the way it looked!
I hung one of my favorite hats as well as a cute rope basket that my mom made for me! Isn’t it cute?
I hung this above my favorite find ever, my vintage church pew.
I got this church pew from a local lady for 75 dollars! It was the find of the century! I sanded it down and bleached the wood. It is my favorite forever.
Under the church pew I tucked away a few fall favorites of mine. Some mini bushel baskets, an old picnic basket and some pears in another cute rope basket made by my mom! I need to bribe her to make me a really big one, don’t you think?
My church pew got topped with tons of white pillows with different textures. I wanted to keep this very simple, focus on the texture of the other items and feature simple fall colors. I did happen across some cinnamon scented witch brooms at The Home Depot the other day and could not resist the cuteness nor the smell! Its delicious! And having that right by my front door is a nice thing for my visitors to get to enjoy.
This has always been a really hard space to decorate and photograph. They light and glare from the windows all day proves to really wreak some havoc.
I ended up adding my favorite white and tan sisal rug. It came from TJ Maxx about a year ago and was so glad I snatched it up.
I love decorating like this, especially seasonally. My desire it that my decor can last throughout the year without being too specific to one season. I can easily change out just a few items to turn it from fall inspired to winter or Christmas and then on to spring and summer.
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