I am taking the leap and doing a “home tour series” with all the winter decor. As many of you probably know from following me on Instagram, we don’t celebrate Christmas. So post-thanksgiving, when everyone else starts sharing their decorated trees, plaid decor and all the twinkly-good-stuff, I am stuck figuring out a way to be festive, but not festive – if that makes sense? I love changing up decor seasonally because lets face it – I love consumerism and HomeSense should just take all my money while its at it. So here it is, my non-christmas, winter-esque decor that works for our family with all the toys of an 8 month old (sneakily hidden out of view, obviously. If you can spot one, bonus points to you!)
First up, this week I am going to share the entry way/ main hallway of our home. This is the first section that you walk through when you enter our home.
Right at the entrance, we have glass double doors that have a lead window insert. I love them so much, as they let so much day light in during the day. As our home is part of a new development, the sides of our home do not get as much sunlight (due to the proximity to our neighbours). So maximizing day light from the front and back of the house was a big criteria for us when we were choosing our front doors. Here you can see the light that comes into the main hallway of our home
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The entry way has three sections: Right by the entrance, we have a bench which serves as a place to dump all our snow shoes and winter coats on a usual winter day.
Then, as you walk in, we have a console table with a painting – these were our very first purchases for our home and both chosen by my husband! And they really set the “blue” colour tones for our home. They are also my favourite pieces in our home, and I love changing out the decor seasonally here. Also, since this is the area of our home that gets the most sunlight, its perfect for Figaro, our fiddle leaf fig, gifted by my best friend, Sabrina (go check out her Instagram Page!)
Then, as you walk in, I have created this little seating area at the base of the stairs. I am still actively searching for the perfect arm chair for the corner, but for now, one of the dining room chairs from Ikea, are serving as a place holder. Some of my favourite things here are my vintage crate from a farm in Ontario,, the DIY chalkboard and the pillow case is from Porter Lane Home.
So that is our front entrance! Its got a mix of both modern and rustic, as I love both these styles and am still trying to figure out how to integrate them both into our home, all while being functional and staying in my teeny tiny budget. I particularly love the little seating nook at the base of the stairs, because I can change out elements as I like, which lets be real, is my favourite about decorating.
Stay tuned for the next post featuring our dining room!