When we think of redecorating our homes, it’s usually the living areas that get the most attention. Yet your entryway, though less lived-in than your kitchen or living room, can play a vital role in setting your mood for the day. And with winter finally gone, now is a great time to give your entrance a little update. Whether you’re coming or going, some fresh seasonal décor is sure to put a spring in your step.
Set your home apart and bring a little brightness to your block by painting your front door a brand new springy hue. Don’t be afraid of bold colors such as sunny yellow, cheery chartreuse or punchy sangria.
A pretty wreath is a great harbinger of spring. We like Williams-Sonoma’s Farmers Market Herb Wreath and Mixed Succulent Wreath, or you can go the DIY route by weaving faux botanicals such as fern fronds, yarrow, Asian honeysuckle vine or hydrangeas into a grapevine wreath form.
If you’ve got the space, put a bench or some chairs outside by the front door. This arrangement is both inviting and practical – it will give you a place to drop things off when you come home laden with grocery bags. Add a pop of color with some pretty outdoor throw pillows like these from Pottery Barn.
Outdoor rugs used to look like Astroturf, but advancements in textile technology have changed that for the better. We like the colorful stripes on this indoor/outdoor rug from Pottery Barn. Put it just inside the doorway to infuse a bit of color into your home. No matter if anyone tracks anything over it; when it gets dirty you can simply take it outside and hose it down.
This garden stool from Soft Surroundings certainly would work outside, but inside it lends an elegant architecture not often found in interiors, and it’s just the right size for dropping off a purse, your keys or the mail.
Freshening your home for spring doesn’t need to be expensive, or even to extend past your entryway. By adding a few bright touches to your foyer, you can put a touch of spring in your step just by walking through your front door.