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A Warm Welcoming Entryway

Welcome to my home friends! I’m so happy to share our warm welcoming entryway with you this month!

I’m sharing ways you can create a warm welcoming entryway for the upcoming Holiday months, or anytime of the year…using Better Homes & Gardens Products from Walmart.

I’m honored to be a part of the BHG Live Better Influencer Network! I love to represent a brand that has quality style at affordable prices. I’ll be compensated for my effort and time creating this blog post…however it’s no additional cost to you, if you choose to shop through the links provided. As always, my opinions are genuinely my own, and I hope you enjoy this post about creating a welcoming entryway!

This summer, you may remember when we added shiplap to our breakfast nook. Well, this is the little divider wall that separates it from the dining room. And we added the shiplap all the way around. This area is to the left of our back doors entering the dining room. So, I thought it was a perfect spot to create a welcoming entryway. My must-haves in an entryway are a place to sit, good lighting, and a place to hang or store items.

I wanted to create a shelf with a peg rack…so my husband used a piece of reclaimed wood and vintage corbels to build a shelf. I painted the corbels and peg rack to match all the whites. I used Magnolia Home in the color Shiplap. The actual wall color is Bistro White by Valspar. Then we added this French style bench for seating.

To create the warm, welcoming vibe…I added these three Better Homes & Gardens Grey  and white woven pillows. The textures are so cozy for the cooler months. I love how the grey pillows have the embroidery that gives them a pretty French charm.

This area came together very nicely with all of the pieces working together seamlessly. I wanted you to see the below photos of the BEFORE….

It was a space that was always a bit of a challenge for me to decorate. I either used a cabinet or table to fill the space, and it seemed crowded or odd.

I believe lighting is so important in an entryway to create that nice, welcoming ambience when guests walk in. So, I found the Better Homes & Gardens Marble Lamp and Gold Wire Tea Light Candle Holders. I paired these with some vintage pieces I already owned, like the German jars and the gold photo frame. The pampas grass was free! I trimmed it from a huge bush from a vacant lot. I sprayed the stalks with hairspray to prevent shedding. I wanted to create a LATE SUMMER, EARLY FALL vibe…since it is still 104 degrees here in Louisiana.

It’s so important to have a nice spot to sit for taking off your shoes. I’ve linked a few great Better Homes & Gardens Benches above for your choosing. I love the contrast of a wood bench to the white walls. Of course, storage is a necessity in an entryway too. This Better Homes & Gardens Rope Storage Basket is the perfect landing spot for a pair of gardening shears, small umbrella, or flip flops needed as your heading out the door.

Adding to the ambience of my warm welcoming entryway, this Gold Lantern Pillar Candle Holder is so versatile. I can place it on the floor, or hang it from the peg hooks. And I absolutely love the Better Homes & Gardens LED Flameless Pillar Candles which come with a little remote to turn on & off! The pretty glow is perfect for this little space.

So, I hope you enjoyed seeing this BEFORE & AFTER…and I’ve given you several ideas on ways to create a warm, welcoming entryway. We enjoyed updating our space with these beautiful, yet affordable products! And it was easy to have the Better Homes & Gardens Products from Walmart shipped to my door! Remember, it’s always my desire to inspire you to love and enjoy your home!

Please take a moment to leave a comment…I’d love to hear how you create a warm, welcoming entryway! Also, please leave any questions you have about our entryway! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!


Becky C

63 Responsesso far.

  1. Sandy L says:

    I love the pampas grass plume decor. I did not know you could use hairspray. I’m so excited to try with our plumes. Thank you for the inspiration.😊

  2. Sherry says:

    So beautiful as always becky! Hugs and blessings!

  3. Bonnie batterson says:

    I love your new entry wAy, it’s so welcoming! Did not know you could spray that grass with hairspray, I live in Arizona and don’t think we have that stuff around here but I’m going to go look for something similar to use in my house.

  4. Joanna S says:

    I love the gold tones and the ornamental grasses!

  5. Tabitha says:

    Love what you did with this space, so warm and cozy!

  6. Brittany says:

    Your entryway looks stunning. Love all the different textures that you incorporated. It definitely looks warm & cozy and very welcoming!

  7. Michelle says:

    Thank you for all your inspiration Becky! I just love you and your wonderful ideas.

  8. Cindie McElwee says:

    This is so beautiful. Walmart is really stepping up their game! Love it!

  9. Michele McCabe says:

    Hello! You are one of my favorite accounts on Instagram! Love the way you style your beautiful home. Love how you share all your tips, tricks and recipes. Keep up the great work. Can’t wait to see what you do for Christmas!

  10. Susan says:

    Becky as always you are so inspiring. I absolutely love every detail of your home and have so enjoyed watching you decorate. The entry way is so welcoming. Lovely as always.

  11. Carol says:

    Sooo pretty!! I love the touch of powder blue in that soft throw! It’s an unexpected detail that just drew me in! Love what you do!

  12. Rachel says:

    Absolutely in love with this space. This entryway shoot out Welcome!

  13. Linda Merhan says:

    Your entry way is so warm and inviting. The light blue throw among the neutrals is so lovely.

  14. Mikki Garman says:

    I love that you use items when you decorate that everyone can afford. I see so many beautiful things in your home and it makes me happy to know I can get an item now and then that will give me that extra great taste in decor that you have! Thanks so much for all your inspiration

  15. Lynnette says:

    So pretty!! What a cozy space!!

  16. Cindi H says:

    We live in the country And walmart is the closest store and they have had such cute decor options lately! Love your entryway and how cozy and inviting it looks for fall!

  17. Tricia says:

    Beautiful I love the little light 💡

  18. Ashley says:

    I just adore the historical feel of this! I’ve become obsessed with the simple touches of years gone by. It’s just so calming and pure.

  19. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful update. Love the colors. Everything looks perfect.

  20. Valerie says:

    That looks very warm and inviting. I love the textures you added. The soft glow of the lantern and candles are so cozy♥️

  21. Hope says:

    Oh Becky! Your talents just amazon me! This space is so beautiful!

  22. Debby Taves says:

    You’re never afraid to try new ideas! I enjoyed seeing all the ways you styled your entry before this latest rendition. This last one is a home run! Thank you!!

  23. Dara Smith says:

    Love love love!! I always love to see what you do!

  24. Kristi says:

    Thanks so much for the inspiration…I love the pillows you chose.

  25. Jeri Sturm says:

    Beautiful as always always love your content and beautiful pictures and styling new ideas.

  26. Deb Ulstad says:

    Beautiful, Becky. The vision you have for Your home is so inspiring. So happy to see Better Homes and gardens name on so many great products. They’ve had True style for so long!

  27. Donna says:

    You’ve done it again . So warm and welcoming ! I love the gold tones for fall. To me it brightens the area with the sun setting a little earlier ..:: just loving the better homes at Walmart . They’re knocking it out of the park !

  28. Jan Christensen says:

    I’m so in love with The hanging basket. I must make a trip to Hobby lobby soon. Everything about this arrangement is so cozy and warm. You have such a talent putting things together.

  29. Heather y says:

    Love it all! I love the colors, textures, everything!

  30. Jen says:

    This is so pretty and very cozy! Gives me inspiration to make a cozy entry space in my home.

  31. Kristen says:

    It looks beautiful! I bought two of the sweater pillows and I love them. I don’t have an entry way but I do try to make my porch cozy and welcoming and my dining room. Most of our guests come to the back door.

  32. Elizabeth Allen says:

    Beautiful lady you did again, this space is gorgeous, 🍂🍁🍂🍁😍😍😍

  33. Teri Foshee says:

    I love how this turned out!! Such a cozy and welcoming spot 💕💕

  34. Vanessa says:

    As usual, you inspire me!!! Gorgeous entryway!!

  35. Jennifer L says:

    Such a beautiful and welcoming entry way!!

  36. Leslie G says:

    So pretty. I love seeing your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing and always being a for always being a positive voice on Instagram.

  37. Marinella says:

    Tutto meraviglioso! Sei sempre di grande ispirazione, lo stile della tua casa è molto affascinante! Complimenti!

  38. Shanda says:

    Stunning. Beautiful as it always is!

  39. Tricia Barrentine says:

    Love your use of the space. I have several of those “odd” areas, and this gives me inspiration!! I also love all the pillows :-)) so so pretty!!

  40. Natasha Pugh says:

    I absolutely love your style! I love that you got these beautiful items at Walmart! Such a cozy entryway! Your velvet settee is of dreams! 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  41. Traci says:

    Perfect bench for your entryway! It is so inviting and cozy. I love the pillows and the throw! The shelf and the corbels,, oh my!! Everything just works so well together! 💜

  42. Veronica says:

    I just love everything about this space! So warm & cozy! Thank you for sharing your ideas so our home can look beautiful from things we can afford & get from Walmart!

  43. Sarah says:

    I feel like a broken record but your spaces are so cozy and welcoming.
    I absolutely love all the lighting choices you chose. And throw pillows are always a plus.
    Thank you for sharing!

  44. Hope says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous! I love everything about this beautiful spot!

  45. Julia says:

    It looks so warm and inviting!❤

  46. Jennifer Crouse says:

    The shiplap looks amazing! You home looks so inviting and warm! A place to set and chat, drinking coffee! ❤️❤️

  47. Stephanie says:

    Bh&g rocks!!! Love the new entry way!!! The bench find is beautiful… can’t wait to see it All style for the holidays-so many possibilities!!!

  48. Kate Von Schuch says:

    Love all of these ideas to create such a warm and welcoming entry! I especially love the idea of a light there – I wish you could come and design my entry way! Right now it’s just kids shoes in a bucket! Thanks for being such an inspiration even if I can’t get around to it just yet!

  49. Erica says:

    Becky this is just beautiful!! I’m ready to run to Wal-Mart and get sime BHG of my own!! Love how You mixed all the texture and finishes! Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Margaret Ardoin says:

    I love your entryway!! I have a small space. A friend gave me a bench that has a place to put shoes underneath. I made a new cover for the Cushion to brighten it up. On the other side I have a better homes and garden cubby. So Now i have a place to put more shoes and drop stuff. And on the top I have a place to display items.

  51. Beverly Tilghman says:

    Love your decorating style and your sweet personality! I have learned so many styling tricks😊💕

  52. Jackie Cavanaugh says:

    Love watching your stories. I learn a lot from watching and I love that your local,I wouldn’t have learned that by just looking at your post pics. Learned you have a booth here too,I Have already checked it out!😍

  53. Sonya says:

    Becky I am always inspired by what you do in your home and love that you are partnering with the Better Home and Gardens line. I look to you daily and look for things to do in my own home.

  54. Becky Simons says:

    Such a beautiful & inviting entry. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  55. Debbie says:

    Warm and cozy entryway! Beautiful!

  56. All so beautiful and charming!! Just love, love, love!

  57. This space turned out absolutely perfectly! I remember when you couldn’t find a bench you liked for it and believe me – you ended up with the perfect one! It was made for this space.

  58. Amy Noonan says:

    Love everything about your place. The mix of vintage and new is so refreshing with the touch of nature. Be right back I’m heading to go cut some pampas stems. 💚

  59. Cheryl says:

    Great Job Becky, everything you do is beautiful!

  60. Margaret says:

    Love it all. But that little throw is Heavenly.

  61. Jmac says:

    I missed this!!!! Sept has just been a blur for me.😢. Love Love your area and specially the shelf above bench!!!
    I had no idea that Walmart had such cool stuff…going to check it out!!

  62. Shawn says:

    Walmart is really stepping up their game in the home decor department!

  63. Michele McCabe says:

    I can’t wait to move to my next house so I can hopefully create something as pretty as this entryway! Becky you have such a beautiful home.

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