Six Unexpected Ways to Create a Cozy Entry

Six Unexpected Ways to Create a Cozy EntryBHG

Fall is just days away! HOORAY! It’s the time of year when COZINESS is on the mind. At least it’s on my mind. Even if coziness is not yet on yours, you can just file today’s ideas away for the first rainy fall day (which we totally had yesterday here in Seattle!).

Here are some fun and unexpected ways to create a cozy entry just in time for fall!

1. Create a Cozier Space With Curtains.

Entries tend to feel a little chilly in the fall and winter. Treat the space like you would any other room in the house. The unexpected floor length curtains in this entry coupled with the wallpaper, rug and furnishings make this space as warm and welcoming as can be! I’ve seen curtains around a door, too. In the right kind of house, door curtains can be adorable, warm and cozy looking.

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2. Elevate function with character.

A cozy home will feel lived in, but we don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Set a welcoming tone of warmth and comfort with a relaxed but pretty mudroom vibe. Closed storage and baskets hide unsightly elements. A bench, hooks and shelving infuse the space with the warmth of function and character.

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3. Plush pieces make everything cozier.

It’s not often you see an ottoman in an entry, but why not? If you have the space, bring in your coziest furnishings. A plush upholstered piece tells friends and family this home is a comfortable place. Soft furnishings soften hard surfaces and sounds, too, making the whole space feel cozier.

(PS…my tufted teal ottoman is on a pretty awesome sale right now!)

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4. Create a cozy seasonal focal point.

Every entry (big, small or one that is simply a part of another room!) should have a seasonal focal point. Yet, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a spot filled with traditional seasonal decor. Even a gentle nod with a subtle mood or textural changes or the combination of elements used can be so cozy and inviting.

Shop your house for items you could use. Perhaps you’ll find a shelf, a stool, or a piece of furniture in another space. Now shop the house some more. What other elements and textures could you add in to make the coziest statement?

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5. Bring in something eye-catching.

Add an eye-catching or unexpected furniture piece or accessory to cozy up the entry. (Your entry might be one in the same as your living room, but that’s fine, too! The way you arrange your furniture in the living room might be able to serve a dual purpose or create an entry space).

Character often translates to cozy and inviting, don’t you think? So keep your eye out for something unexpected and eye catching for your entry. Perhaps you’ll find a wall sconce, an antique mirror, a funky stool or a unique bench.

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6. Define a cozy space with colors, shapes and statements.

A round table in an entry feels extra inviting and unexpected. It can be a perfect spot to set those pretty coffee table style books, which can make such a a cozy statement in an entry. Look for other ways to add color, interesting shapes and cozy statements, such as a lantern, or a textural basket filled with umbrellas, walking sticks and a tartan throw.

Happy Fall Nesting, friends! What’s your favorite way to cozy up an entry for fall?

Catch up on the latest Fall Nesting posts or start from the beginning of the series here.

Six Unexpected Ways to Create a Cozy Entry

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Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour – Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

My girls’ and I love going to the Street of Dreams in Portland. It’s one of our end of summer traditions! I’ve  actually been going with my family since I was a little girl and we’ve just carried that tradition on. This year my son and nephew joined us, too!

We definitely go to dream, the houses on the tour are not called the “Street of Dreams” for no reason, ha! But I find so many elements to love and be inspired by, even though I live in a more modest home. :)

I’m always drawn to a house that feels like a real family style home, though, even if it is HUGE! So it is no surprise this house was one of my favorites. It is styled as a comfortable modern farmhouse style on the inside, but of course you could take a house like this and put your own spin on the style!

It has quite a few similarities to my favorite home from last year, actually. I just did a recap of it last year’s coastal farmhouse style house, so check it out if you missed it. There are some shopping sources with it, too.

The home featured in this post here was built as a private residence, not as a showhouse, on the property where the owners had raised their four young boys in a smaller house on the same property. That property became their guest house, you’ll be able to see it below.

You can read more about the builder and home here, that’s about all I know! I’m sorry I can’t answer specific questions about it or exact sources (but feel free to browse my Modern Farmhouse Shop for some similar items).

I snapped quite a few photos as I toured it so thought you all would enjoy a tour. Now, I must say I think all of the images are from this one house, there could be an extra room or two that weren’t actually in this house (and some that might be in this house that will end up in a part two!)  But, hopefully you’ll be inspired anyway, even if I mix up some of the photos :).

This is only a small fraction of the photos I took, so I’ll have to do the part two of other rooms and homes on another day!

I hope you enjoy the house tour!

We’re working on some more “fall nesting posts” for next week, thank you all for your comments and messages.

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

 

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams

Shop with the arrows/thumbnails above (and find many more modern coastal farmhouse sources in the shop here!)

Related Posts on The Inspired Room:

Modern Coastal Farmhouse  – Street of Dreams

How to Design a Kitchen You’ll Love for A Lifetime

Modern Farmhouse Style Home Tour - Street of Dreams
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