During this challenging time of social distancing amid a global health crisis, it’s easy to get caught up in everything that’s going wrong with the world and become overwhelmed with the weight of it all. We’re choosing to focus on the positive by turning off the news occasionally and refreshing some of our spaces at home. If you’re like us, you might be looking around and making lists of things to do while you’ve got some extra downtime.
Refreshing your entryway is a great way to not only add curb appeal, but to create an inviting place to hangout while you’re sticking close to home. Spring has sprung and we’re looking forward to warmer days and fresh air. Adding some new items on your front porch is a great way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.
We love to pair beautiful decor with streamlined smart home technology wherever possible. We replaced a standard doorbell here with the Nest Hello doorbell, giving you a way to monitor your front yard via your phone’s app. This easy-to-install doorbell camera also features a two-way speaker system that lets you chat with whoever is at your door. The Schlage Camelot electronic door lock makes your entryway more high-tech and stylish with the added convenience of not needing a key to enter. We added these Irvington Manor Outdoor wall lights to add some much-needed contrast and visual interest to the porch.
The Layered Look
Want a cozier looking entrance? We love layering an outdoor rug under a welcome mat, like these two great pieces from McGee & Co. The Arbor Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug adds just enough pattern to wake up any space. The Welcome Doormat is classic and pairs perfectly with the striped rug below it.
The Finer Things
To pull the look together and add some subtle pops of color, we chose the Faux Lemon Star Wreath, also by McGee & Co. The Andrea Outdoor Patio Rocking Chair from Target is made of natural, durable teak wood and blends with any decor.