The first thing people see when they walk into your home is your entryway. It sets the tone for your whole house. You may have a state of the art kitchen, the most perfectly decorated living room or the cutest playroom on the block, but if your entryway is cluttered and drab, that’s the impression your guests will have of your entire home.
Having children means having a lot of stuff so it’s hard to keep your entryway clutter-free. It’s even harder when you run a daycare and have 6 kids and their stuff entering your home as well.
I knew I had to do something with our entryway – it wasn’t working. The chaos was driving me batty.
Here’s my before….
Blankets, shoes, school papers, coats, daycare sign-in sheet…lots of STUFF crammed on and under an old sewing machine table. The idea was nice, but it did not work for a home bustling with children and their belongings.
We needed a stylish and kid-friendly space to put all of our things, yet it had to be affordable and easy to find. (I’m all about convenience!)
So, what to do?
I checked out my latest issue of Pottery Barn and LOVED this stylish solution for all of your things!
I can’t afford Pottery Barn on a Daycare Provider’s budget.
I just LOVE JCPenney’s home selection! They have affordable, great quality items that look just like what you’d find in a Pottery Barn Catalog. I used them for our playroom furniture and it turned out beautiful!
A few clicks online, free shipping and within TWO DAYS, my furniture was here!
Not bad, huh?!
We have the whole look for A LOT less! And, you can’t see all the stuff the baskets are hiding.
We’ve assigned a basket to each child where they can keep their blankets, papers and other things. We even have a place on the middle shelf for our daycare sign-in sheet on a stylish clipboard from Target.
The whole set came in two boxes and was a snap to put together. We’ve been using this in our entryway for a few month’s now and I’m happy to say, it’s held up to the daily activity of a busy household.
I love the new look and love even more that it works. It works well for the storage I need and is beautiful. It’s all about living with the things you love and making them work in your household.
Do you have an entryway you’re proud of? Does it set the tone you want to set for your whole home?