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It was time to change my entry way. For the third time. This year. I know, I know…I’m crazy. But sometimes it takes several tries to get a room just right the way you like it. And now I’ve got myself a real farmhouse entry way!
Here’s how it used to look when I first moved in. I’m not sure why this picture is so grainy.
Then I changed it to look like this. It was pretty cute but the bench and rug were starting to bug me. The rug would not stay clean enough.
I’ve wanted a jute rug for years. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to make the plunge and finally buy one, but I did it. And I love it. It’s the perfect farmhouse rug. It’s not super scratchy and it’s got a great texture and thickness. It did have a ‘natural’ musty smell for about a week but it’s gone now.
I also wanted a new bench. My old bench was fine but I never loved it and it just wasn’t me. So I wanted something with a little more farmhouse character. I found this beautiful X-back black bench on Walmart.com. It
Once I got the two new large pieces, I was excited to accessorize it. I got this really cute industrial style stool from the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart. It is the perfect height for a plant or a side table and works perfectly for this entryway setup. I added a cute BHG hyacinth woven basket on top which was the perfect little holder for my large glass vase holding a few branches from my Japanese Maple outside.
For the bench, I found this gorgeous herringbone gray throw which I layered with two pillows. The gentle design and neutral color of the one in back in the perfect layering pillow for the one in front with the phrase.
I added a few hooks above the bench so people can hang their jackets or hats and so I can hang some wreaths and other decor. It was so easy and fun to switch some things around for fall…and add in a ton of pumpkin accents!
Finally, I threw in this cute galvanized bin for anything else I wanted to store…muddy boots or extra blankets or pillows. Or in the winter, kids can throw hats and gloves in there so they don’t get lost. I also love this little space under the bench where people can store their shoes.
I’m in love with my farmhouse entry right now. I feel like it is just the right setting to welcome people into my home. It was so super easy to switch this all out and not very expensive. I love sticking with neutrals because it is so simple to add color in or take it back out for a more classic look. And lately I’ve been love dark neutrals like black and dark gray because they ground a space and draw the eye in.
Shop this room:
- 5×7 Jute Rug
- Black X-Back Bench from Walmart.com
- BHG Gray Herringbone Throw $12
- BHG Cream and White Pillow $11
- BHG Hyacinth Basket $15 (similar)
- BHG Industrial Stool $40
- Large Vase
- BHG Galvanized Bin $13
- Cotton Wreath