Awkward Entryway Decor Advice
maryb56
May 20, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We just purchased this home and the attached picture is one of the previous owner. Do you think a side table is needed? Or suggestions on how to warm up this area? More questions to follow on other areas!
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njmomma
I like the side table, but it certainly is not needed. A large piece of framed art would also look great there.

I would use a larger area rug to warm it up.
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CarolynMichael Rice
I agree round rug would be nice and maybe smaller round table in that corner with big window.., you could have a place to drop your keys and be greeted with fresh flowers... Could make the angels less harsh?
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M Rene Designs
I like the glass side table as well. I can't see the art work over the table, but if you like it, keep it there. I agree, a better rug is needed. A runner would give the area a pop. Here's a suggestion (see photo) - just ensure artwork compliments. You may also want to add a 6 foot Similax tree at the end of the wall across from the side table as another color pop. It's from Home Depot. Rug is from Hayneedle.com
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Warner Decor
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maryb56
Is the stained glass piece dated? And if we removed it what would work in that corner? Thanks!
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libradesigneye
The stained glass piece relates to the permanent elements in the door - don't remove it unless you want to replace those. It would be more contemporary without them, so if your style is very mod, take those steps. Stick to great art and something clean lined in a console.
2 Likes   May 24, 2014 at 8:01PM
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maryb56
We are considering replacing the door as it looks tired on the outside....recommendations for doors?
0 Likes   May 24, 2014 at 8:09PM
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libradesigneye
It is a great door - and they are expensive. Can't you sand and paint it? Crestviewdoors.com has terrific contemporary door looks . . find something you like and take it to your local lumberyard / door and window retailer and they will find you something similar.
2 Likes   May 24, 2014 at 8:20PM
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kaye1951
The door style should relate to the exterior of your house. Please post a photo for best recommendations. (I would remove the stained glass,)
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regina5697
I think the space needs a little bit of texture to soften the hard angles and tile floor. That could be accomplished with a large planter in the corner with tall willow sticks or thin logs (x3) in it.
Some color by way of art and a bench or table. I like the size of yr current table, but the glass is yet another smooth, hard surface. Something wooden in a table would help, or if you go with a bench, something upholstered, soft.
I agree with a larger rug. The rug could be your inspiration piece for the rest of the colors and decor of the space.
I'm personally not a fan of stained glass, but have an appreciation for the skill that goes into creating it. If you enjoy it, you can make it fit in nicely. If you're luke warm to it, start over fresh.
Good luck. :-)
Darn, I had a photo link that won't attach. I will try again in a moment.
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regina5697
Here is the link

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maryb56
I am not a fan of the stained glass! And the table isn't mine and I don't care for it either! Sooo.....I LIKE THE IDEAS SUGGESTED!!! Thank you!
0 Likes   May 24, 2014 at 8:39PM
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maryb56
Suggestions for changing out front door???
0 Likes   May 25, 2014 at 7:40AM
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njmomma
Post a pic of the front of the house. The front door has everything to do with the style of the front of the house.
1 Like   May 25, 2014 at 10:19AM
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maryb56
Njmomma....here's the exterior.....I think it's old as shrubs are grown. We want to update exterior as well
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maryb56
Suggestions for painting this TIRED front door! Considering painting wood work white.....
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