Create a Welcoming Entryway: Cozy Living

Stepping through the front door, friends and visitors get a first impression of your home. I try to create a welcoming entryway in hopes that people feel happy and warm when they walk inside.

Weathered Buffet with Orchids and Plants

 

The first thing you see when walking in my front door is this corner by the window. It’s not really an entryway per se, but I defined it as such with the use of a small throw rug. You’re really walking into the dining room, but I created this cozy corner by the front door.

Reading Nook in a Welcoming Entryway

 

And speaking of cozy, today is the first Saturday of the month so it’s Cozy Living Saturday. I’m joining a few blogging friends to bring you cozy ideas for the month of April. Visit them at the links below.

To help bring the outdoors in, I’ve increased the number of plants to help create a welcoming entryway. My most recent addition includes a few orchids and just yesterday I shared tips for successfully growing orchids.

Gray Wing Chair in Reading Corner with Plants and Orchids

 

So much beautiful light comes through this window! I removed the curtains to let the sun fully shine in. I’m debating whether or not to give the windows a two-tone treatment. I haven’t made up my mind yet.

Welcoming Entryway with Wing Chair and Plant Table

 

My Zebra plant is going strong and the Micans Philodendron in the little trophy vase is starting to grow.

Plant Table with Zebra Plant and Micans Philodendron

 

Plant Table in Welcoming Entryway

 

Pink and purple orchids adorn the buffet by the front door. I found out there’s an orchid store not too far away – I need to go visit soon!

Weathered Buffet with Orchids and Plants

 

Felix was getting a little annoyed at me for shooing him out of the room. He just wanted to stretch out in the sunlight.

Reading Nook in a Welcoming Entryway

 

Visit my blogging friends below for more cozy living in April!

Cozy Living in April

Hymns & Verses / Sincerely Marie Designs / Finding Silver Pennies / Creative Cain Cabin

 

Cozy Living in April

Town & Country Living / Making It In the Mountains / Vinyet Etc.

 

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Comments

  1. Love the entry space you’ve created and I’m enjoying the new paint and decor colors and pieces you’re using. I love the white in everyones home but it’s nice to see some color and texture like you’re using.

  2. I just love your cozy little corner, Jennifer! What a great idea to use a rug to define an entry way. As always, you home is inviting and cozy!

  3. Loving your cozy entry. Another favorite, Lily of the Valley in the glass.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Cindy

  4. I love what you’ve done at your entryway. Many are stumped as to what to do when their door opens directly into a room. You’ve solved that problem beautifully.

  5. Felix made me laugh, he actually looks annoyed! hahahaha Glad to know others have photobombing pets. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your entry is so cozy and inviting, I love all of the plants and that chair by the window, it’s perfect!!!

  6. The sheep print is sooooo cute! This is by far one of the sweetest I have seen…..is it old or new? I am enjoying following you.

  7. Oh, Jennifer, it all looks so lovely xx

  8. Your entryway is indeed welcoming! That purple orchid caught my eye in the first photo! Simply gorgeous and love the trophy plants too!

  9. Where is the chair from?

  10. Jennifer, I think you accomplished your goal of creating an inviting area….and felix approves too!

  11. Marlene Stephenson says

    Love your entry and that chair looks pretty and comfy.

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