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Rustic Entryway

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We have lived in this brand new house for about two months.  And the entry was…okay but I really wanted to add my own touch.  And apparently everything I touch turns to board and batten.

rustic charm entryway

But seriously, we love board and batten.  It will literally be everywhere in a few years of living in this house.  It just takes your house from blah to beautiful–adding another element of architectural interest to your home.  So that’s what I started with for my rustic entryway.  (Get a Board and Batten tutorial here!)

bhg products entry

When I approach a blank space and I’m planning it out, I usually try to think of how I can jazz up the walls.  This is important–the walls are literally the foundation of the room.  (Or technically the floor?) But anyway don’t skip the walls.  Don’t just throw some pictures on it and call it good.  Walls deserve some attention.  This doesn’t mean you have to put some elaborate wall treatment on all walls, but at least one wall should have something unique about it.  A focal point to a degree.

rustic entryway

But you could paint it or plan out a gallery wall or both or whatever.  I chose to do this board and batten with a shelf, so I can change up the decor easily.  I hung my chalkboard on the wall because I usually have that in my vignettes so now it’s a permanent fixture.

lantern

Since it’s winter and Valentine’s, I decorated with pinecones and other rustic elements.  I adore this lantern (BHG at Walmart) and it’s also a staple in my entry.  I keep my apothecary jars as well so I can switch out the filler.

Rustic lantern: $19

milk crates

A recent addition was these milk crates which match my dark railing so well (which you can’t see but trust me.) I can keep extra things in there like pillows and blankets or it could also be a great place for guests to put shoes.

Milk Crates: $15

Faux fur pillow: $16

Faux cowhide pillow: $14

metal mini cabinet

I bought this small metal cabinet thing a couple years ago at World Market.  It adds a little more of that rustic feel I was going for.

bhg rustic frame

If you want rustic, you must add this candle holder to the grouping. And also this frame because seriously, it’s like an old cabin in the woods.  Something cool about the BHG at Walmart frames?  If you don’t have the right photo for the frame yet, you can just flip the paper insert over and it has a picture on the back!  Tada!

Rustic Frame: $13

I usually like to add more green to my groupings, but this entry is on the north side of the house and doesn’t get hardly any light.  Plus it was pretty full, but I can add some faux plants in the spring.  It’s easy to make things rustic, just keep your eye out for weathered wood, darker colors, and natural elements.

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82 Comments

  1. Allison C says:

    Love the rug and crates.

  2. Anne Haun says:

    I love the rustic lantern. Your entry is beautiful!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you!

  3. the small metal cabinet

  4. Love your rustic look. I love the decor items!

  5. Love your rustic look. I love the decor items especially the rug!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks! The rug is from Target.

  6. I love the tealight candle holder! Mood lighting is always nice, especially in unexpected places!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      I know! Now to get the right candles in there…

  7. The candle holder is my favorite.

  8. Julie Wood says:

    I love the Milk Crates! They are so cute! I also love the cute pillow!

  9. I love it! I love board and batten too so I totally understand the obsession. 🙂 Everything about your entryway is beautiful, great job!

    Anna

  10. I love what you did. And the rug is really beautiful!

  11. Love your entry! I wish you’d come to my house and help me with the board and batten 😉 Everything looks awesome, rustic touches are my favorite!
    xo,
    Debbie

  12. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the milk crates.

  13. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love the candle holder.

  14. I like the milk crates, they would come in really handy.

  15. I love the milk crates

  16. Wendi Morris says:

    I like the votive candle holder.

  17. The metal cabinet you bought at World Market is my favorite – thanks.

  18. Diva Kreszl says:

    Love the entryway, my favorite piece is the small metal cabinet!

  19. Susan Christy says:

    I like the pillows in the milk crates.

  20. It looks beautiful! My favorite thing is the metal World Market cabinet. Cute!

    Tania

  21. courtney b says:

    the milk crates are so original and make the room look vintage !:)

    I LOVE love love this post- one of my favorites. this is what blogging is about

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      What a great compliment–thank you!

  22. Dawn Keenan says:

    I love the milk crates. Functional and decorative!

  23. Angie Jerde says:

    That looks so great! I love the lantern : )

  24. I like the Milk Crates.

  25. shelly peterson says:

    I like the Rustic lantern.

  26. Andrea D. says:

    I love the glass container holding the pine cones.

  27. nicole dziedzic says:

    My favorite item is the small metal cabinet, very cute addition to your décor.

  28. The cowhide pillow! I need one of those in my life!

  29. I really like the metal cabinet. I’m a quilter and I’d use it to store some thread–practical and cute, too–a winner!

  30. My favorite is the Rustic lantern: $19. Great décor!

  31. I love the metal cabinet it fits perfect.

  32. Stephanie says:

    the small metal cabinet

  33. Love the metal cabinet!!!

  34. Love the milk crates under the table. What a handy way to extend storage space.

  35. definitely the lantern and the cabinet

  36. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the frame!

  37. Amy Orvin says:

    The rustic lantern is my favorite.

  38. i love the metal cabinet.

  39. donna wilson says:

    I love the milk crates & the ‘small metal cabinet thing’!

  40. I love the lantern.

  41. I love the candle holder

  42. David Holder says:

    I really like the milk crates.

  43. cassidy hansen says:

    The milk crates! You can do so many things with them! I can’t wait to see your house!

  44. Terri Hughes says:

    I love the lantern and the crates. But, it all looks very nice!

  45. Birdiebee says:

    I love the rustic shelf.

  46. OH my favorite is the Rustic Lantern! That is so neat!!! I love how you did your entryway! Those crates are so neat too!

  47. Susan Wodicka says:

    Your entryway is lovely. BH&G at Walmart has really nice décor. Thanks for sharing with us. P.S. Love Board and Batten too. Slowly adding it my home as well. Surely is beautiful.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you so much Susan!

  48. Elisabeth says:

    The Rustic Frame is gorgeous!

  49. Deb Jackson says:

    I like the small metal cabinet.

  50. I like the small metal cabinet. My aunt had something similar at one point

  51. Kristin C. says:

    I’m in love with your table! But love the crates too =)

  52. Julie Wood says:

    I really like the Milk Crates! They are so cute!

  53. Christina S says:

    The white with the dark wood is my favorite! I just love the contrast

  54. Tabathia B says:

    I like the rustic frame

  55. I love those milk crates.

  56. My favorite items is the Faux Fur Pillows

  57. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Love The Rustic Lantern!

  58. Sheila K. says:

    I like the lantern!

  59. I like the pretty picture frame.

  60. Barbara Montag says:

    I like the Rustic Frame – would be perfect for a fishing picture.
    thank you

  61. Michelle J. says:

    I love the lantern!

  62. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love the milk crates and pillows, especially the Faux fur pillow! 🙂

  63. I love those milk crates!

  64. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I love the milk crates!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  65. I love the rustic frame!

  66. I LOVE THE lantern and the like shelf thingy cant think of a name lol

  67. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the Rustic lantern

  68. steve weber says:

    The candle holder is my favorite.

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