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Elegant Entryway Decorating Ideas

The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.

Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.

How did we create this look?

We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.

  • Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
  • Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
  • Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
  • Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
  • Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
  • Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.

Traditional Entryway Decorating IIdeas

Modern Farmhouse Home Office Decorating Ideas

Tackling the family budget? Up to your elbows in tax preparation? The home office is the place for it. If spartan, perfectly streamlined home offices aren’t quite your style, why not go for something rustic yet chic? Yes, a modern farmhouse home office! Embrace the clean lines of contemporary home decor, but warm your workspace up with farmhouse-style touches for a lived-in look.

Take a look at how to put a modern farmhouse spin on the home office:

  • Warm up wood floors with a fluffy shag rug or a flat-woven geometric floor covering.
  • Opt for minimalist office furniture that isn’t perfect. Think weathered finishes, pipe-style legs, and airy designs.
  • Shine a little light on your workspace with a desk lamp. We chose an industrial style with a seeded glass shade and an Edison bulb for that modern-yet-vintage appeal.
  • Punch up that bare wall space with a bold wall clock. The wooden clock we chose has a slatted style, stark Roman numerals, and nailhead accents.
  • Get creative with the accessories. Consider wire wall racks, scoop storage baskets, open-weave throw blankets, or framed chalkboard wall art.

Click here to view the furnishings and accessories we used to create this look.

Check out our full array of modern farmhouse home decor here.

Modern Farmhouse Home Office

Small Spaces Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Is decorating that small bathroom proving to be more frustrating than fun? It might be time to get creative if you’re furnishing a guest bathroom, half bath, apartment bathroom, or other compact space.

Here are a few tricks to make the most of the space you do have:

  • Utilize over-the-door space. Find an over-the-door hanger that will hang towels or robes.
  • Likewise, optimize lower cabinet storage by choosing an organizer that will hang over a cabinet door. The basket that hangs over the interior cabinet door can hold styling tools or extra supplies.
  • Switch out that large wastebasket for a petite receptacle that is more fitting for your small bathroom.
  • Look to a “caddy” for assistance! A caddy that hangs from the shower head is perfect for tiny tubs.
  • Consider the area around the commode. The top could be perfect for a large tray, or you might be able to fit in a vertical bathroom space saver for extra shelving.

Here are a few products that are well-suited to small bathrooms. Click on each image to learn more.

Lace Hanging Shower Caddy Over-the-Door Bathroom Towel Rack
Flower Over-the-Door Rack and Hangers Set Stainless Steel Step Mini Wastebasket

 

Versatile Home Organization Solutions

We’re almost two weeks into the new year! Was “get organized” on your resolution list? Whether you relish getting organized or you dread it, the task is made easier by acquiring some versatile organizers. Here are just a few pieces that can be used in various areas of the home—whichever room needs a nudge in the right direction or a little “shipshape” prompting.

The Vintage-Style Wall Mount Organizer Baskets have a simple openwork wire design and a label plate for easy identification. Spruce up the mudroom or entryway area with a little classic charm, or keep accessories on hand in the kitchen.

 Vintage Organizer Baskets Vintage Organizer Baskets

The metal Basket and Tray Organizers can be hung on a wall or used on a pegboard. Their no-frills industrial appearance allows them to mesh with many decor styles. Keep the garage area neat and tidy, or turn a messy pantry into an orderly storage space.

Storage Baskets and Trays Storage Baskets and Trays

The Cohan Three-Tier Floor Shelf is ideal if you have plenty of floor space and you just want an easy-to-access organizer. This metal stand has three wooden baskets for your accessories—use the baskets to hold towels, socks, ties, or whatever you like! This furnishing would also be handy in a guest room.

Cohan Floor Shelf Cohan Floor Shelf

Exclusive Riverpark Striped Reversible Furniture Covers

Is that solid color furniture protector looking a little drab and worn? The Riverpark Furniture Cover would be an excellent replacement, featuring a colorful stripe pattern and reversible material.

This striped furniture cover provides you with two looks in one. Display the stripes in warm, earthy hues, or flip the cover over to show stripes in shades of green and brown. The nature-inspired color palette is perfect for late summer and autumn—or all year round, if you choose.

The channel-quilted, brushed polyester microfiber furniture cover has a divided side pocket for your accessories (and the reverse does too). All sizes except the recliner cover have straps with D-rings, so you can keep the furniture protector in place. Cover your recliner, wing chair, loveseat, or sofa, and simply remove the protector for washing when it collects too much pet hair or dirt.

This reversible furniture cover is a Touch of Class® design exclusive, so you won’t find it anywhere else. Click here to view measurement information and to order this cover.

You can also view the entire exclusive Riverpark Home Decor Collection by clicking this link.

Riverpark Striped Reversible Furniture Cover Riverpark Striped Reversible Furniture Cover

Beside and Below the Sink: Bathroom Storage Ideas and Organizers

Is bathroom clutter making your morning or nighttime routine feel stressful rather than relaxing? When your most-used skincare, makeup, and hairstyling products have a dedicated “home,” you won’t spend precious time searching for what you need. Get organized beside the sink with pretty, clear acrylic organizers, and make the best use of cabinet space below the sink with handy baskets.

Click on an image to view more details about each item.

Clear organizers are a popular choice among beauty gurus—these organizers keep everything neat and tidy, and they allow you to see all your products at a glance, so you won’t have to rummage through a dark, messy makeup bag.

The cute Ellena Makeup and Cosmetics Organizer Sets are made of clear acrylic that is break-resistant and shatterproof. The three-piece makeup organizer set includes a brush/brow pencil holder, an open, divided organizer, and a covered organizer with two side compartments and a lid. The two-piece cosmetics organizer set includes an open, divided organizer and a cotton ball holder.

Ellena Makeup Organizer Set Ellena Cosmetics Organizer Set

Below the sink, get organized with the Landry and Paxton Storage Baskets. Each is made from powder-coated metal, making it a great choice for bathroom areas. The Landry Overdoor Hairstyle Station Organizer fits over your bathroom cabinet door and provides storage space behind the door for your hairdryer, curling iron or straightener, and brushes. The stackable Paxton Storage Baskets can keep other beauty essentials, bath products, or even cleaning supplies organized yet hidden from sight.

Landry Overdoor Hairstyle Station Organizer Paxton Bathroom Storage Baskets

Home Decor Solutions for Small Spaces

Even if you’ve grown to love a small room or nook in your home, you might be scratching your head wondering how to decorate it. Or perhaps you’re simply trying to conserve space to make room for other furnishings. Either way, these compact pieces and convenient organizers may be just what you need! Click on the image to view and purchase the item shown.

No room for a large media cabinet that sprawls across your floor? Think vertically! At only 11.5”W, the Pesaro Storage Cabinet has a sleek, space-saving design and will hold a total of 50 DVDs.

Have you been staring at that bare, narrow space for far too long? Consider a slender mirrored panel. The Larissa Panel Wall Mirror is only 8”W but still brings an elegant touch to your room or hall.

Pesaro Media Cabinet Larissa Wall Mirror Panel

Perhaps you’d love to add a bench to your entryway, living space, or vanity, but you simply don’t have the room. Opt for a petite upholstered seat, like the 17” sq. Creswick Stool, instead.

Are you short on space where you had dreamed of a full command center? Utilize the closest wall and let the 12”W Magnolia Blooms Organizer hold your mail and planners.

Creswick Stool Magnolia Blooms Wall Organizer

If that tiny bathroom has you perplexed, try an over-the-door rack. The Three-Bar Towel Rack provides plenty of space for towels while it conserves precious floor space.

Do you simply need extra storage space in your mudroom or kitchen? Keep any room looking neat with the 14.5”W Milan Double Wall Hook Rack, which offers three double hooks for your belongings.

Over the Door Towel Rack Milan Wall Hook Rack