No Chaos No Order

May 27, 2015

Organizing the entryway

Filed under: home — fairyguts @ 4:05 pm

My handy map for organizing my home, Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry, says to organize my entryway next.  I did buy a new bench (after nearly a year of looking at second hand stores) and sorting our stuff was pretty easy … for now.  I know that soon the boys will be leaving everything there and I’ll need to come up with something else to help when that happens.

The thing that is really frustrating me is that it’s not pretty. I keep struggling with this – I can organize things great, but making the space look attractive for cheap is a big challenge for me.  Three hurddlles I’m struggling with are 1) this space is DARK, 2) the ceiling is vaulted, and 3) the office opens here and has some interesting windows I don’t know what to do with.

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I do know I’d like to add some pendant lights with yarn ball shades, paint a wall or two a fun color (but I don’t know which walls or what color), and find a large mirrored something to go over the door.  These things will need to be put on hold for now – I have other projects for which I already have the supplies I need to finish first.

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1 Comment »

  1. I have the entryway blues but yours looks great! The pendant lights w/ those kind of shades sound really neat. What about painting the wall space around the door a very light gray or light blue to stand out against the vaulted ceiling (which I love) and then paint the frame/molding around the door white? I look forward to seeing how you end up decorating it!

    Comment by mdeira — May 27, 2015 @ 7:32 pm


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