I am itching sooooo bad to decorate our entry. It is really hard to fight the urge to lay down a rug, change out the light, bring in a few plants (obviously). Since that would make me look a little crazy…right? Or no? Ok yes, I will just settle for dreaming and creating design boards.
If you missed it, yesterday we shared how we made over the Idaho Travertine wall in our entry by adding mortar and painting it white with a Limewash. After we shared it, there were a few comments who said…”you took away the character, I liked it before”. I totally get it. It looks like we just covered up some unique rock with white paint. BUT the reason we did that was because the rock WAS the focal point, far too busy to compliment any personal items we brought in. The rock would always overpower the room.
You want your feature walls to be a lovely backdrop for whatever you add. None of our decor choices would have complimented that busy, orange travertine rock. It would have always been where your eye was drawn to. An unhealthy competition, which we don’t need in our lives.
Hopefully seeing these design boards will give you an idea of the WHY we loved the texture and decided to modernize the current rock rather than take it down.
PS- don’t judge too harshly my photoshop skills. I created all of these in PicMonkey or you can use Canva (they have a free option).
Entry Design Ideas-
All of the entry ideas you will see the same light floor and we are planning on adding painted white wood ceiling. Along with doing an all glass door to let in more light. I like the current door, it is just really old and doesn’t work that great. A mirror is also something you will see repeated over and over in each entry idea, because I like how the light bounces off a mirror and it will look good for all decor season changes.
Entry Idea #1- Looking for a more budget-friendly entry idea? Well this is your look! The light fixture is the least expensive, but only 11″ wide, I did find this option that is 15″ wide. Love the idea of a large glass vase that you can easily put fresh clippings in for each season!
Entry Idea #2- The light fixture in this entry idea makes a statement and is also simple. But it is smaller scale (11″ wide) than I put in the photo, so I won’t personally be doing this one, but might work for someone else! The entry piece is really great because of the rounded edges. I have wanted to use that mirror somewhere and it looks really pretty contrasting the rock wall. This entry rug is a favorite! Love the dark background and pattern, good for a high-traffic space.
Entry Idea #3- This look is probably my favorite with the coat rack, perfect for guests. Also that light fixture is amazing and pricey, but you get what you pay for since it is 24″ round and 16″ tall. And the rug might be the one I go with because it has the hunter green and touches of blush that will be repeated throughout the house.
Entry Idea #4- For this entry idea I like that the light fixture is 24″ wide, larger scale. And the baskets are great for shoes and storage. The rug is gorgeous, but might not work as well for us based on the furniture we are doing in the dining room. You want your entry to be a statement of what is to come in the rest of the house.
Entry Idea #5– This is more of a minimal look and I think it is so fun! We actually have space to the left of the door I could put a smaller console and do a larger oversized floor mirror with a neat ottoman to sit and put shoes on (add a basket under it for shoe storage). Of course, a space is never complete without a plant! That light fixture is so pretty too with the pop of gold to contest the black. I will have gold repeated through our light fixtures, important to consider when mixing metals.
What do you think?? What look is your favorite? I honestly love them all! The rugs are so good for entries, darker and/or has pattern. I highly recommend creating a design board to help you save money, time and help with the decision making process.