Believe it or not, sometimes a room refresh requires less stuff and less money than you’d think. Follow along for our simple and affordable foyer refresh.
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Before (The day we moved in)
Before (in progress)
You’ll notice a few things in the photo above… First, I couldn’t decide on a door color for anything. It was black then it was white, and then I was inspired by another blogger to pick a beige/gray color and it’s perfect! It’s called Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams. Once again I’ll say it, paint is the best way to change up your house for the littlest amount of money. It can make a huge difference so quickly.
Second, the old door handle was tired. It was 25 year old brass and just looked worn. We also had lost my keys at some point, so my house key was floating around somewhere in town (they wouldn’t have known my address, but still).
We got a new Quikset front door handle and it updated the entire space so quickly. It also has a super easy and quick way to re-key the handle on your own. No need to hire a locksmith, you can do it yourself! Whaaaat? It’s true.
Also, see the design on the windows?? Turns out they were just a decal of sorts and they came off super easily. Yay!
We added this accordion coat hook and I love it. Basically I’m about to add one in every room, because it’s just so cute. It’s amazing how it’s so simple, but adds a lot.
We switched the light from a shiny, not-my-style light to a simple black lantern pendant. It changed the space so much and I love it.
I added a black and white patterned rug to bring some life to the space. You can find the rug here.
As for the wall color. We painted the side walls On the Rocks by Sherwin Williams. The door wall is White Dove by Benjamin Moore (one of my favorite, warm whites ever).
The cabinet on the left is an IKEA cabinet and it’s amazing. It holds so many shoes and takes up barely any space. You can find it here.
“Quieting” your Space
I’ve been really inspired by “The Nester” recently. She talks about “quieting” your space by removing everything on any surface, and then waiting a day and only adding back in what you love. I love this concept, especially when refreshing a space or moving into a new season.
You can find her blog here.
Give it a Try!
If you have a space that’s needing refreshed, try the “quieting method” and see where it leads you. Anytime you’re feeling less than satisfied with a space in your home, why not give it a try? I think you might just find it amazing.