Decorating Ideas to Make the Most of a Small Apartment Entryway

My way or the entryway


JoyceAugust 16, 2016 - 1:03 pm

Loving all your ideas, and your entryway is so chic! I love your hide rug, the bright blue bench, and the painting (i love it all, lol!) Can’t wait to get a place of my own someday to start furnishing like crazy 😀

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Jamie BeckhamAugust 16, 2016 - 5:21 pm

Loving your style, and all the ideas to make a small space look so spacious! I will definitely be using these tips in the future!

xx, Jamie

SherAugust 16, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Haha thanks Joyce!! It’s been a super slow process but totally fun.

SherAugust 16, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Thanks so much Jamie!

elle spannAugust 16, 2016 - 9:01 pm

ahh i love that fluffy white fur rug!!
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Anna nuttallAugust 17, 2016 - 4:53 am

I’d really would love to re-design my office as it looking a little bare., but can’t afford it right now. xx

bellaAugust 17, 2016 - 8:38 am

I totally agree with sticking to one theme!! You have some really great tips. Thanks for sharing.

MelissaAugust 17, 2016 - 9:38 am

I LOVE that blue chair! Loving all these ideas of yours. Now I need to find a blue chairs like yours!

Tanvi RastogiAugust 17, 2016 - 10:23 am

Nice details. Love the art on the wall. Also, great ideas.

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:29 am

Thanks Bella!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks Melissa! I included a link to the same style in my post. They usually get different colors every month or so!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 10:30 am

Thanks Tanvi! Check out Minted for affordable art – I really loved their selection

ashleyAugust 17, 2016 - 10:38 am

I love this so much! I definitely have a small entryway in my house and have needed to spruce it up!!

Tami QuallsAugust 17, 2016 - 10:49 am

My entry space needs to be more functional. I would also like to add some POP to the space. Love the tips.

Oh to Be a MuseAugust 17, 2016 - 11:09 am

Such amazing tips and a beautiful entryway as well. I love your framed print from Minted and I need to get my hands on a stunning bench like that.

BrianneAugust 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm

I am obsessed with your entryway!! It is stunning! Love the RugsUSA rug.

Xo, Brianne

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:01 pm

Thank you Brianne! Hope you entered the Rugs USA giveaway so you can grab your own!

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Yes! The Minted frame was so stunning and I think it really adds some dramatic flare. I love love love it

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 1:16 pm

I know what you mean Tami. Combining function with style is the hardest part!

KimberlyAugust 17, 2016 - 1:40 pm

I really like what you did with your entryway. It doesn’t look too crowded and seems rather open. The tips you shared are very good, especially the first one. I definitely think it should all flow together and I am always a big fan of a mirror by the entryway for the exact reasons that you said. It’s always a good thing to take one last look before you head out the door.

LaurenAugust 17, 2016 - 1:46 pm

I love all of these tips. Your entryway is gorgeous!

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SherAugust 17, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Thanks Kimberly! I’m glad you liked the open look too 🙂

TaylorAugust 17, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Such great tips!! I love the blue suede!!

Taylor |

Project CoutureAugust 17, 2016 - 6:05 pm

Great ideas! I am getting my first apartment in the next year & I can’t wait to use this. All of the small accents make all the difference!

TiffanyAugust 17, 2016 - 6:17 pm

Wow! What amazing thought was put into this post! Gorgeous pictures and so much amazing information! I know some people that could benefit from this and will be sharing it with them!

MaggieAugust 17, 2016 - 7:30 pm

This is seriously amazing inspo!! I love it!!

KarenAugust 17, 2016 - 7:42 pm

Great tips!! Love that blue bench! I have been looking for something like that for my bedroom.

SherAugust 17, 2016 - 8:32 pm

Aw thanks so much for the sweet words Tiffany!!

AshleyAugust 18, 2016 - 12:01 am

These are fantastic tips! We have a small entryway in our house and I’ve been on the hunt for ways to jazz it up. Definitely going to give some of these a try!

xo Ashley

Jessica SheppardAugust 18, 2016 - 1:14 am

Love these tips…super practical and helpful! Decorating a small space can be a real challenge that so many of us face. Thanks for sharing! xo

LaurenAugust 18, 2016 - 2:54 pm

I am bookmarking this! I’m moving to NYC early next year and I know my apartment will be SO small. I need any help I can get!


SherAugust 18, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Ooh awesome! Let’s grab a coffee when you’re in NYC – I love meeting other bloggers 🙂

Adaleta AvdicAugust 18, 2016 - 5:45 pm

This is such an interesting post and I absolutely adore the way you decorated, and I hope a lot of people find this helpful! xx Adaleta Avdic

courtneyAugust 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Oh my gosh, your entry way is absolutely stunning and serious goals! I really love how you broke down each idea!

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Lindsey LutzAugust 18, 2016 - 9:42 pm

I am OBSESSED with that blue chair! And your blog is absolutely amazing. All the goals!

CaraAugust 19, 2016 - 11:31 am

what a fab post and a fab entryway! your decor is amazing!!

SherAugust 19, 2016 - 2:37 pm

Aw thanks Lindsey!! The blue chair is from Home Goods but I’ve seen almost exact dupes online! 🙂

AmandaAugust 20, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Great tips! Love how your turned out!

JulieAugust 21, 2016 - 11:28 am

I’m on the market for my first house so these decorating tips are very helpful even though it’s not going to be a small apartment!

SherAugust 21, 2016 - 1:20 pm

ooh how fun! can’t wait to see your new home Julie

Whitney BellAugust 21, 2016 - 4:39 pm

I love you posts with these fabulous pictures. I am home decor fan and your ideas of small spaces with great design ideas is inspirational. Your tips are great and the spotted wall entry decor picture was perfect.

Amanda | Glitter & SpiceAugust 21, 2016 - 5:08 pm

Love your entryway! I like to keep mine pretty functional – I always have a table (so I can chuck my keys somewhere) and a big ol’ mirror so I can check my face out as I’m leaving the house.
XO Amanda |

ShannonAugust 21, 2016 - 6:06 pm

This entryway is absolutely adorable! I am so jealous!

Larissa KrutewiczAugust 22, 2016 - 3:36 pm

such great ideas!


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theaAugust 14, 2016 - 2:52 am

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LaceyAugust 18, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Such helpful info! Thanks for putting this out there. Sun protection is SO important!

xo Lacey

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xx – anna

AlexAugust 18, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Such an informative post! Thanks for sharing!!

ashleyAugust 18, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Such a great and informative post! I am such an advocate for sun protection!

KateAugust 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

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BaileyAugust 18, 2016 - 5:10 pm

This post is so helpful! I didn’t realize how much I truly don’t know about sunscreen, and it’s really so important!

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xo Steph
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Carolyna BauerAugust 18, 2016 - 6:31 pm

Great post on Sunscreen and it’s importance. I should put some every morning (even in winter)! XOXO,

Lawren BagleyAugust 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm

Such an informative post, love it! Sunscreen is so important, & I use it daily!

GretaAugust 18, 2016 - 9:48 pm

Such a good post! I’ve been starting to take better care of my skin and wear some kind of sunscreen every day. So important!

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What an informative post, and this is truly all the information ever needed when it comes to sunscreen. Such a good collaborative post! xx Adaleta Avdic

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paigeAugust 9, 2016 - 8:23 pm

Ahhh! Those DIY postcards look so cute, they’d look great in a white frame hung in a set of three!

AnnaAugust 9, 2016 - 8:56 pm

This is SUCH a fun idea! Doing this immediately! 🙂 XO

JuliaAugust 10, 2016 - 12:52 pm

This is such an awesome idea!! 🙂 I can’t believe I never thought of creating my own postcards before! I’m definitely going to do this!

jullyAugust 11, 2016 - 2:41 am

Woohoo, this idea inspired me a lot. what fun this is!

Stacey Werner - clientAugust 11, 2016 - 8:31 pm

I love this idea! Such a great way to use your travel photos, and easy to make.

marryAugust 14, 2016 - 8:50 am

I love this idea! Such a great way to use your travel photos, and easy to make.

TamiAugust 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm

What an awesome idea! I love receiving postcards, so I’m sure my friends will enjoy these personalized ones.

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Wow, July really flew by!


Amanda | Glitter & SpiceAugust 8, 2016 - 1:03 pm

I saw this dress on your Insta and I love it even more on here! The pattern and the lace detailing are SO chic!!!

EliseAugust 8, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Best dress i’ve seen in awhile! Want! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Elle SpannAugust 8, 2016 - 2:25 pm

such a pretty dress! great for anyone, but especially a bride to be 😉

The Golden Girl DiaryAugust 8, 2016 - 3:59 pm

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xo, Amanda |

courtneyAugust 8, 2016 - 8:56 pm

I just love these photos! That dress is so gorgeous, I love the little cutout details!

StephAugust 8, 2016 - 9:15 pm

This look is just absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

JoyceAugust 8, 2016 - 10:13 pm

I’ve been looking for a maxi dress this whole summer, this one is so cute and perfect, looks great on you!

BellaAugust 9, 2016 - 1:28 am

That dress is gorgeous, I love the detail in the middle! You look stunning!!

lauraAugust 9, 2016 - 4:16 am

Beauty in white …

Adaleta AvdicAugust 9, 2016 - 12:04 pm

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Brianne GeorgeAugust 9, 2016 - 1:06 pm

This dress is sooo beautiful!! Obsessed with it!

Xo, Brianne

CharleneAugust 9, 2016 - 1:34 pm

This dress is really pretty and I love your pictures!!

TamiAugust 9, 2016 - 2:35 pm

I love the dress in so many ways. It’s beautifully elegant.

AnnaAugust 9, 2016 - 8:21 pm

You look like a goddess in this dress, love! So pretty! XO

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AmandaAugust 10, 2016 - 12:00 am

This dress is gorgeous! I love the cut outs.

Amanda ||

ChelseaAugust 10, 2016 - 9:51 am

I’ve had my eye on this dress, and it looks amazing on you! Great look 🙂

MaryAugust 10, 2016 - 12:06 pm

LOOVE this dress! Its so unbelievably gorgeous! The print is so pretty!

TaylorAugust 10, 2016 - 2:25 pm

Love this dress!! The perfect mix of boho and chicness! Love your sunglasses too!

Taylor |

KaraAugust 10, 2016 - 7:54 pm

That dress is just gorgeous! Looks great on you 🙂

Kara //

ChandlerAugust 19, 2016 - 8:12 am

OMG this dress. It’s gorgeous….it’s so classy and elegant! I’m in love with it you look great!

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neilAugust 6, 2016 - 4:00 am

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I’ve never tried one. Now you’ve got me interested!xo

Laura BeverlinAugust 12, 2016 - 4:30 pm

So intriguing!! My skin has been very dry lately so I am definitely checking these out.


SamAugust 12, 2016 - 6:02 pm

Need to try this! Definitely need some extra moisture lately.

EliseAugust 14, 2016 - 4:22 pm

Interesting! I’ve never tried that, but now I want to. Thanks for sharing!

BrieAugust 18, 2016 - 3:23 pm

I look forward to trying the Curel wet skin moisturizer, it sounds amazing! I also use Tula’s Hydrating Day & Night Cream and absolutely love it. 🙂

xo Brie

Nina LacherAugust 18, 2016 - 3:35 pm

I love a good moisturizer! I definitely need to use it more often!

xo, Nina
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Shelby SkaggsAugust 18, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Oh I definitely need to give this product a go! I also just got that Tula mouisturizer in the mail and I am already loving it!


Emily Fogarty | The Style HuntAugust 18, 2016 - 7:29 pm

Need to try this! I love trying new moisturizers!!

xox E

Anna EnglishAugust 19, 2016 - 8:53 am

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Carolyna BauerAugust 19, 2016 - 10:30 am

Need to start mosturizing my skin!! ASAP! The wet moisturizer sounds really cool.

Adaleta AvdicAugust 20, 2016 - 5:05 pm

I’ve actually never tried a true wet moisturizer, but it definitely sounds like something I’ll need to experiment with very soon! xx Adaleta Avdic

TamiAugust 21, 2016 - 9:48 pm

Curel is my all time favorite hand and body moisturizer. I didn’t realize that they had facial products. This will be my next choice for moisturizer.

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Gypsies, flamenco, horses, bulls – Andalusia is the Spain of story and song. Here’s the perfect 1 week itinerary to explore Seville, Granada and Cordoba!


Carmen's Luxury TravelAugust 7, 2016 - 5:13 pm

I just love your posts on Spain! Andalucia is one of my favorite regions in the world. Thanks for sharing and happy travels 🙂

travelling chingritaAugust 7, 2016 - 5:35 pm

you’re tempting me more and more to visit spain! i’m trying to remain disciplined until my best friends and nieces go back to visit so i can tag along and then discover the places i wanna check out… especially granada!

annaAugust 7, 2016 - 10:36 pm

I love your website and the layout! So clean 🙂 I absolutely love Spain and seeing the Alhambra was one of my trips highlights as well!

SaliniAugust 8, 2016 - 5:50 am

I loved going through the spanish cities through your blog. I am not acquainted with these Spanish cities, I enjoyed them a lot. You have got some great photos here. I am amazed by the greenery and the beauty of the boutique hotel.

MariaAugust 8, 2016 - 11:22 am

My sister went to Andalucia a few years ago with her family and ever since then, I have wanted to go as well. Your pictures are absolutely stunning and I would love to see it with my own eyes even more now!

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JannaAugust 9, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Oh my how lovely and charming Andalucia is! I’ve never heard of this place before so thanks for sharing. You have some beautiful photos as well!

Lesley CarterAugust 13, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Dancing the flamenco sounds like so much fun. I’m a horrible dancer but I love trying.

mark wyldAugust 14, 2016 - 4:18 pm

We are headed for Granada and Seville in November can’t wait. You articles on these cities have been a timely read lately on what to expect in this region of Spain

Aileen AdalidAugust 14, 2016 - 7:33 pm

I haven’t been to Andalusia but I’ve absolutely heard great things about it! Reading about your post now, I can see even more as to why. 😀

ElenaAugust 15, 2016 - 6:11 am

Andalucia is one of my favorite places (second to Lisbon and way higher than any other destinations on Earth). Hence, I am glad that you liked it and put together an itinerary for those who would want to visit it. With limited time in mind, this is a lovely plan (keeping in mind that there are tons of other worthy places to visit there). I would add a word of caution, though: during summer all three cities get scorching (36C-40C with bright skies). I agree that walking is the best way to explore any new place, but those unaccustomed to extreme heat should be very careful.

SherAugust 15, 2016 - 10:36 am

Ah totally agree about the heat Elena! I definitely advocate doing as the locals and taking a big siesta from 2-6pm to avoid the sun. I went in May and it was already a scorcher!

Rush ShahAugust 16, 2016 - 9:22 am

I absolutely love your posts on Spain and Andalucia! I’m actually leaving for Spain later today and this guide and the one on Alhambra have been so helpful! I’ve read dozens of guides so far and bought the Rick Steves guidebook, but your blog still trumps them all! 🙂

We have tickets for the Alhambra for the afternoon session with a 2:30 pm entrance time for the Nasrid Palaces. Is the weather really THAT hot/unbearable? We live in NY so I wouldn’t say we are used to extreme heat.. What do you think? Thanks again!

SherAugust 16, 2016 - 10:02 am

Hey Rush! Thanks so much for the kind words. I doubt I am more helpful than Rick Steves but your comment made me smile ha.

I went to South Spain in May and the weather was unpredictable. Half the week was 90 degrees and then half the week rained.

I will say that in general the cities are much quieter in the morning (7-12pm), by 1pm everyone is out and about so you’d probably be more uncomfortable with the combined crowds and heat. The Nasrid Palace is enclosed and pretty cooling with all the stone, the gardens might get pretty hot as they are extensive and completely unshaded.

vs. NYC: The weather in NYC these past few days has been brutal all day, super muggy into the evening! My experience with Spain was that it would start off relatively cool in the morning and then get boiling hot by 11am but there wasn’t really sticky humidity. Layers are great to pack! Have a great trip!