Friday, August 9, 2013

Creating an Inviting Entry

Your entry is usually the first thing people see when they come to your house.  Making sure is says “Please come in!” instead of “Leave me alone!” is important – most of the time

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1 – Clean!  I’m not talking perfectly clean, but make a point to take down the cobwebs and sweep the porch.  Clean windows would be ideal too.

2 – Make sure your door is noticeable. Have you even seen those houses were you can’t find the front door?  You come to their house for one reason or another and you have no idea where or how to get in.  So frustrating!  We have a sidewalk leading up to the door off the driveway but I still wanted to make sure our door is noticeable from the street. I painted it black (if you follow me on facebook, that is old news), and repainted the trim. 

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3 – Add some life to your entry!  I bought these two pots from WinCo for super cheap and planted house plants (since my patio gets no direct sunlight).  Two simple plants add so much!  Yes, my entry way would look better without the cat dishes, but that’s where they eat, so ignore them if you don’t like them. 

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4 – A nice doormat – I got this at Walmart for like $10 a year or so ago.  I LOVE how simple it is.  Someday, I may make my own to say our last name or come on in or something cute but for now this mat is perfect! 

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A few simple steps to creating a simple and inviting entry way!

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