Looking for cheap, inviting home entryway decorating ideas? Here are a handful of ways to add glamor and ambiance to your entryway. From enhancing the beauty of your entryway light fixtures to adding the lush presence of houseplants or homemade elegant mirrors, there are numerous home entryway decorating projects to create a welcoming appeal that will cost you little. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination.
What You’ll Need for Your Cheap, Inviting Home Entryway Decorating Projects
— Glass beads
— Craft wire
— Chandelier lampshades
— Printer paper
— Painter’s tape
— Frosted glass spray paint
— Accent paint (in the color of your choice)
— Metal chain
— Window casing
— Plain mirror
— Metal hooks
Steps to Complete Your Home Entryway Decorating Project
#1. Entryway Lighting Makeover
This decorating idea for your home entryway’s light fixtures turns drab into glamorous using glass beads and craft wire. Go to your local craft store and choose matching glass beads and craft wire (for example: use copper wire for earth-toned beads, or aluminum wire for white and black beads). String the glass beads and festoon them from your light fixture going in a circle all around. Add small lampshades on a plain chandelier, and be sure to glue a beaded fringe to the bottom of the lampshades (see my entryway makeover pictures.) You can even craft a Victorian chandelier candelabra yourself using the same technique of stringing glass beads on wire to decorate any hanging or standing entryway light fixtures. Just follow my tutorial on making your own chandelier.
#2. Entryway Window Makeover
A cheap decorating idea for your home entryway windows turns plain glass into inviting, unique French windows. Cut printer’s paper into squares and stick the squares to your plain entryway window pane to form a grid between the paper squares. By folding the painter’s tape inwardly to create a sticky circle, you can fasten the corners of the squares firmly to the glass, without penetrating into the grid. Spray frosted paint over the grid, working in straight lines. Work slowly, letting the first layer dry before you spray paint a second coat for a more opaque look. Once dry, peel the paper and your home entryway window will look glamorous and more private. (To see a picture of my glass door visit my article on turning plain glass into French windows.)
#3. Entryway Front Door Makeover
This entryway decorating idea for your front door adds a pop of color to an ordinary paneled door. Simply paint the panels in the door with an accent, daring color, such as blue, black, red or hunter green. Paint the door casing to match and any entryway window castings and frames as well. This highlighted entryway decorating gives whimsical character to an otherwise ordinary door. (See the illustration picture with this article.)
#4. Entryway Houseplants Decorating Ideas
This cheap, inviting entryway decorating idea creates a smooth transition between the outdoors and indoors through the lush beauty of houseplants. Choose a tall thin plant that will blend into your entryway corner without getting in the way of the entryway passage. A palm or a Ficus tree is ideal for an entryway, as both are easy to care for and invoke the beauty of a living tree in an indoor setting. See the picture accompanying this article for a before-and-after look at decorating the entryway to your home with houseplants instead of a coat rack or other entryway furniture.
#5. Create an Entryway Mirror
To enhance the apparent size of your home entryway, make use of mirrors. Though store-bought entryway mirrors are expensive, you can create a functional and charming entryway mirror yourself. Begin with visiting your home improvement store and buying a cheap mirror, as well as a metal chain for hanging chandeliers. If the mirror has no frame, buy window casing to cut into a frame as well. You can cut the window casing at 45 degree angles to form mitered frame corners, but you can also simply cut the casing in straight lines. Glue the pieces around the edge of the mirror to create a frame (if you need to build a mitered frame, see my article on building a frame around my bathroom mirror.
Turn the mirror over to its back, and gently insert a screw at the top right and left corners of the frame. Hang the metal chain on the screws to suspend your entryway mirror in style, as in the picture accompanying this article. Finally, screw metal hooks in a horizontal row along the bottom of the entryway mirror, for hanging keys.
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