A New Bench in the Entryway

Sponsored by At Home // Our entryway is probably one of the hardest working areas of our home, next to the kitchen. Right now it’s full of jackets in every shape and size and muddy boots coming in from the field and ball caps from sports practices and a million other miscellaneous items that don’t belong here, but the entryway seems to be the perfect place to drop everything when we walk in the door. So this week I took some time to clean things up a bit and add a few new pieces to the entryway to help keep things organized and of course, looking pretty. This IS the first space I see when I come home to our little farmhouse… I want it to make me smile!

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

So can you tell what’s different here? Well if the title of this post didn’t already give it away, I added a new bench under our coat hooks! In the past I’ve had this bench that we built from an old door sitting somewhere in our entryway, but it doesn’t work well underneath the coat hooks because the back of the bench sits so high. So this week I drove over to At Home, The Home Decor Superstore and one of my FAVORITE decor stores, on a beautiful sunny day and did a little shopping. You guys… I love this store. First of all, it’s huge and has everything you can think of to decorate with… lamps, rugs, artwork, pillows, bedding, housewares, furniture, patio and garden, seasonal items… you get the picture! And I love that I can fill my cart up and not spend a fortune in the process.

I spotted this bench and loved the striped pattern and neutral colors on the fabric. And the little shelf underneath is a total bonus for storing shoes or even baskets for our miscellaneous junk that seems to accumulate here. Now that I think about it, I need to search the house for a few baskets that will fit there ASAP! The bench is pretty low to the ground, which is exactly what I needed for underneath the coat hooks, and by eyeballing the length of the bench in the store (even though I probably had a tape measure stuffed in my purse… I always do!), I hoped it would fit between the armoire and the front door. My eyeballing skills must be pretty good because the bench fits like a glove in the entryway!

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

On my way out, I took a stroll through the pillow aisle and found this cream beauty that I completely fell in love with. The texture, the dark and light thread contrast, the pattern… I think it was a really good find for a really good price!

I would say that my little entryway makeover is a mission accomplished. The boys have somewhere to sit and put their shoes on before school, and Jeremy has somewhere to rest after coming in from a long day on the tractor. And this girl now has a cute, little spot to decorate with pillows and baskets and her ever expanding collection of shoes… 🙂

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.

Want to see more of our little farmhouse? Check out these recent home tours: here + here

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Comments

  1. What a cute entryway. Love the bench.
    That store sounds like fun! Wish we had them here in Canada.

  2. Hi, i have do idea how i ended up getting on your email list. Scanning the page i saw Kokomo Ind. so i didnt delete it. My mom and dad are both from there and i still have relatives in town and nearby. I will check your site out latter when i am off work.

  3. Love that bench!! At Home is 100 miles from me, darn it.

    WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FABULOUS PILLOW!!!????

  4. Never mind, I missed seeing that you got it at At Home – darn it!

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Your farmhouse is very comfy looking, have done wonderful job making it lovely home for your family. Would say you’ve accomplished great deal and keep working on it. good job. Love how you sectioned off area in your bedroom with those pretty wispy curtains.
    Love your new bench, blue/white stripes are some of my favorites. You’re lucky to have good store like At Home to help furnish your home. Your entry looks very welcoming, looks real. Have to admit I love that mirror over coat hooks above new bench. Guess could say have thing for mirrors in distinctive frames.
    Seeing your homey entry way reminds me of entry way in our house in KY. My son made the entry when he redid house, loved it.
    My son bought property, completely redid inside/exterior of house, built us wonderful front porch before he sold it to us whom he’d bought it for. Had 1 1/2 acres, several old trees in front and back, lots of wild flowers and other plants. Was so different from what we’d had in MT. Wish we could have brought place with us cause real estate in western CO is pretty high especially after KY prices.
    Much as I loved our place the weather didn’t agree with me, humidity was hard on my arthritis, asthma and especially allergies. Still miss that house and land in KY out in country.
    Now we live in western CO, few miles west of Grand Junction in rural area.
    Love name of your blog, have been follower for quite some time. Makes me wonder what I did with myself before I discovered blogs and reading posts almost every day, spending too much time on this machine, lol.
    Hope you have wonderful Fall weekend

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Oh Jane Ellen, that house sounds amazing. I love the way you described it! So happy to have you following along on our journey with this little farmhouse of ours. 🙂

  6. This little entryway space is absolute perfection. I love the play on textures and all the little touches. Great job!

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