Hello Friends! I’m so happy to be joining in with some great blogging friends today sharing our Spring Entryways and Porches. Nothing feels better than shaking off the dust of winter by refreshing our spaces for spring, and getting ready for warmer months ahead. I spent some time cleaning out our mudroom area the other day, getting rid of all our heavier winter items, sweeping up all the sand and salt that gets tracked in, and re-organizing our winter gear. It feels so good to clean up and put all those bulky items away. Today I’m sharing how I refreshed our front entryway for spring, and it was just the thing that was needed, to help spruce up our entryway and celebrate that Spring is on its way!
The last time you saw our entryway it looked like this –
all decorated for Christmas. Well once the Christmas decorations come down, I leave just a few winter throw pillows out. But let’s be real, since this isn’t our main entryway and we just pass by this to go upstairs, it usually ends up becoming a drop zone, collects more dust bunnies than I’d like to admit, and the pillows are lacking their usually “fluff”.
So once everything was dusted and vacuumed, it was time to swap out the remaining winter accessories and get things ready for spring. One of the first signs of warmer weather is our front door being open. It stays closed all winter long, and can make our front hallway feel very dark since there are no windows on or around our front door, but the moment it reached above 50, I swing our front door wide open!
It doesn’t look like it in the photos, but the leftover boxwood wreath from Christmas, that was bought fresh, and now you could safely safe is transitioning from “preserved” to crispy from the sun hitting it was starting to turn burnt yellow. Instead of opting for another real wreath I decided to go with a faux one this year, mostly so I’ll have it year after year.
I picked up this reindeer moss wreath from Target. It’s nice and large, and I love that the reindeer moss is a lighter shade of green than typical faux moss.
Our front door is painted Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams. It resembles a nice deep gray when the sun is shining on it. I’ve also used it when I painted our kitchen island, and it can have hints of Navy in it too. I think it definitely depends on the lighting with this color, but I still love it.
Next I brought over this large antique jug that I filled with some faux stems I had picked up last year. Since our trees aren’t even budding yet, it’s nice to have some realistic faux branches to use in the meantime.
The winter throw pillows got swapped out for some with fresh pops of blue and white. A bit monochromatic, but I love how crisp they feel up against the tufted bench.
It didn’t take much to get this area ready for spring, and I have to admit every time I pass through here now when I’m headed upstairs or coming back down, it feels lighter, like I completely shook the dust of winter off!
Remember it doesn’t have to be a major makeover to refresh your space for spring. Sometimes a good cleaning, and just swapping out a few accessories is all that’s needed to make a space feel new and fresh and ready for the new season.
Are you ready for some more Spring inspiration for your porch and entryway?! Go reheat that cup of coffee, and be sure to check out the other bloggers joining in Spring Styling Tour.
Monday – Living Rooms
Tuesday – Dining Room
Wednesday – Kitchen
Thursday – Porch/Entryway
Stay in touch!