Fall Entry Makeover

Fall Entry Makeover

It’s been awhile since I’ve made any changes to this side of our entry hall, but with fall in full swing I got the bug to add something new! So I made a cozy and functional update to this space! I’m so excited to share my fall entry makeover with you today.

This fall entry inspiration post is in partnership with Walmart

Fall Entry Makeover

Last week I was inspired to do a project. I’ve been wanting to give this space a little makeover for awhile now, and with one quick visit to Walmart online I found pretty and affordable fall botanical artwork, a functional storage bench (it has a hinged lid and hidden storage!) that could be topped with these reversible plaid pillows.

It was a quick change, but I love it!

As a reminder, here is what this entry hallway looked like when we first moved in a few years ago!

Fall Entry Makeover

And here it is now!

Fall Entry Makeover

It’s come a long way!

Even though I don’t always feel the need to do much in the way of seasonal specific decor, I still think one of the simple joys of life is to feel free to create when the inspiration strikes!

It’s your home, so do what makes you feel happy to be in it!

Fall Entry Makeover
storage bench / fall botanical artwork / reversible plaid pillows
Fall Entry Makeover


There are so many ways to update a space for fall. Whether it’s a refreshed color palette, a mood, combinations of textures, organic seasonal elements or even artwork or accessories that were inspired by the season, nature can be an endless source of ideas.

By observing the beauty found in each season, you can capture what speaks to you and bring it to your home in creative ways.

With this update I not only have the fun of a new seasonal look for my entryway, but it brought a new dimension of warmth and function to my home, too.

Fall Entry Makeover
Fall Entry Makeover
reversible plaid pillows
Fall Entry Makeover
fall botanical artwork |storage bench|

Now I have a convenient place to stash our shopping bags and other items we need to be able to grab on the way out the door.

I love evolving my home and adding more function and layers over time because each simple update brings me renewed joy in where I live (and helps me to continue to Love the Home I Have … ya know what I mean?)

Fall Entry Makeover

I’m already feeling excited that I can update this wall for every season if I want to by switching out the artwork for whatever inspires me!

Walmart Home has so many stylish items that you can use to give your space more function and a new look. It’s simple to shop in one spot and so fun to able to update your home with new seasonal items, all without breaking the bank! Below are some things I found and loved at Walmart:

Fall Entry Makeover

Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

Scroll below to shop my Fall Harvest favorites!

Fall Entry Makeover

If you feel paralyzed or overwhelmed by projects or where to begin in your home, start with a clean slate and focus on function first (as we did with this hallway when we first moved in!)

Sometimes that’s all we need to feel at home, even if it’s just for a season (or two or three). Then we can allow spaces in our home to change as we have the desire, time, opportunity or creative inspiration to move forward. We should never feel the need to rush a project, or to stay stagnant!

Fall Entry Makeover
fall botanical artwork |storage bench|reversible plaid pillows

A home can continue to evolve, yet be beautiful and functional in all seasons.

Side note on creativity, I’ve found that when I intentionally quiet the noise of the outside world (shutting off a constant barrage of excessive social media, for example), I feel more inspired to create inside my home. Anyone else experience this?

Does your home evolve and change over time and do you have fun with that process through the seasons?

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

You might remember seeing this cabinet in our home over the years. We’ve even repurposed it a couple of times to suit our needs in two different homes! Today I’ll share how we set this cabinet up as our home command center.

Life around my house gets a little hectic sometimes. Simplifying, editing and staying organized has to be a daily task. I’m not obsessive about detailed organization, but I definitely feel more at peace when I have a few simple systems I can rely on.

I’m a big fan of creating “destinations” or designated “stations” for organization! Coffee stations, gift wrap stations, mail stations, family command centers, I enjoy them all.

Since the task of decluttering or organization itself isn’t a big passion of mine, I guess thinking in terms of a creating a specific “destination” for things I like to do in my home is more inspiring to me. It’s how my mind works.

You may remember seeing this cabinet in my books (Simple Organizing), or in our last house, too, when it had an entirely different purpose.

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

In our old house, this cabinet was in our dining room. We used it as a hospitality cabinet! It’s where we kept things like our cloth napkins and napkin rings, dinner candles, serving utensils and special glasses. So handy and fun to have a spot for table setting.

When we moved to this house, the cabinet ended up in our little entry. Early on I realized we didn’t have a good “spot” for “those things” that you need to keep track of in a busy household. So I decided to reinvent this cabinet and give it a new purpose as our command central. (This cabinet is out of stock, but this one is similar and I’ll link to others at the end of the post!).

We don’t have a lot of room and our budget for completing this project was probably less than $30, so we had to get creative and use what we already had. I’ll put a source list at the bottom of this post with what we used and similar sources!

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

The glassware and entertaining items were relocated to a different cabinet to make room for the new command center. Once we emptied the cabinet, it was easy to reimagine it for a new purpose.

We still use this organizational system today, so this isn’t one of those projects bloggers might show that never really get used. A couple of years later I can say this continues to be a useful and (fairly) organized destination in our home that we still use every day!

It actually didn’t take much to make this cabinet useful for our needs. A few peel and stick cork boards on the inside of the door became a spot to stick things like emergency numbers, addresses, contractor business cards, lists, school forms or invitations.

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

My cork came in the shapes of triangles, but you could (of course!) use any shape or size to suit your needs.

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center
DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

Paper trays keep our most important, currently relevant and more time sensitive papers sorted so I rarely have to panic wondering where I put something. The answer is usually “in the cabinet.”

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

Wire bins can hold anything. Eye glasses, receipts…we’ve used them in different ways in different seasons, depending on our needs. The key with baskets is to give them a designated purpose and stick with it. If they become a catch all it’s time to pare down to a more defined purpose.

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

Press and stick hooks on the other door hold an extra set of keys and an emergency flashlight. This is a handy location for these items in case the power goes out, or if a guest is staying in our home and might need to easily access them. We also have a magnetic clip (stuck onto the door with a command strip) to clip notes.

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

Keeping certain items handy in this cabinet means we also feel prepared with some essentials in the event of emergency. If we need to flee in the middle of the night with keys and a flashlight, we’ll be all set. Safety first, you know?

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

One drawer holds stamps and envelopes and the other is for phone chargers.

Do you have a cabinet in your home that you’ve set up as an organized destination?

DIY: A Free Standing Cabinet Command Center

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