Divya is the coffee-loving, multi-passionate, perpetual learner, and writer behind the scenes of Smile and a Coffee. She is a mom of 2 and a project manager at her day job. As a lover of all things organization, decor, and DIY, she documents her journey of organizing and decorating her home on Smile and a Coffee while inspiring her readers with great tips and tricks to create a beautiful home and wonderful life.

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Welcome! Today, I thought I’d give you an entryway tour. Honestly, the entrance to our home is probably the only corner of our home, that I feel, is done! Otherwise, I just see a million projects around me begging to be completed and a ton of spaces waiting to be organized. I am sure you can relate to that. Our homes are always a work in progress, aren’t they?

The entryway is the first space anyone walking through the door sees. Therefore, I wanted it to be pleasant and welcoming. I also wanted it to have a bit of glam, but not too much.

When looking online for inspiration, I saw a lot of entryway tours and most of them had a drop zone as well. We as a family, mostly use the garage entrance and so, I wanted to keep them separate. Not that I have a cute drop zone yet, but the idea is definitely brewing somewhere in my head. A post for another day I suppose.

Anyway, here is what our entry currently looks like. What do you think?

red and gold theme entryway with mirrored console, red sailboat , multicolored rug, gold candle stand and plant pot

Let me breakdown the entryway tour a little bit to give you some inside scoop on everything that’s in here.

THE CONSOLE

The second most significant part of this entryway tour is the beautiful mirrored console! Wait, I just said second, didn’t I? I’ll get to the first most important piece in just a bit 🙂

Mirrored console in entryway

This awesome entryway cabinet is from Pier1. Unfortunately, Pier1 is going out of business and this console is no longer available. I found one pretty similar to this one on Overstock in case you are interested.

I was looking for one without drawers because according to hubby, all the drawers in our home are junk drawers! He’s not too far from the truth, you know 🙂

I wouldn’t have minded a table in this space too, but it was love at first sight with this cabinet. I am using this as storage for my photography books and props.

THE BIG RED SAILBOAT

We’ve now arrived at the most significant piece of our entryway tour. The BIG RED SAILBOAT! 🙂

red sailboat in entryway

I’m not sure whether to call it a sailboat or a ship, but who cares! I frickin LOVE it! I’ve had it with me for years now. It’s moved with me from apartment to apartment and now, it sits in its rightful place, the entryway! Everyone entering our home can see and admire the beauty of it 🙂

I found my boat at HomeGoods and as you know, you can’t shop online there. No worries, I found similar ones on Amazon as well. You should get one, you’ll love it 🙂

This boat is a slightly costlier version, but very good!

This one is a bit affordable and at a very similar price as mine

Let’s move on with our entryway tour, shall we?

THE MIRROR

The mirror is a pretty affordable one from Ikea. When I bought it, the frame around it was brown. Since I had a sort of red and gold theme going on around in the entryway area, I decided to paint the frame gold.

gold painted mirror in entryway

It was an easy peasy thing to do. I covered the mirror carefully with a newspaper in the middle and taped around the edges with painters tape.

I then used two coats of gold spray paint and the mirror was transformed! Paint is such an easy way to get into the DIY world if you are a beginner 🙂

If I had to go with a different mirror, I’d probably go with this one instead of the square.

Maybe one day. For now, what I have is good.

These are the main pieces I added to our entryway decor. I then added a few accessories to complete the entryway design. I’ll briefly talk about them below.

THE ACCESSORIES

The next set of stops on our entryway tour are these cute accessories I added to the space.

THE CANDLE STANDS

When I originally did our entryway design, I had a pretty blah looking candle stand and a meh vase. I didn’t like them, but they helped fill the space.

On a random trip to Pier1, I stumbled across these candle stands and my heart melted. They were so gorgeous and had magnolias! We have two magnolia trees right outside our home. How cool is that!

gold magnolia candle stands and gold band led candles in entryway

I could easily picture how perfect they would be for my entryway design. Needless to say, I wasted no time in grabbing them and the cashier must’ve thought I am crazy! (Which I am :)) I am sad that I can no longer shop at Pier1 because they are going out of business 🙁

Maybe, I can DIY something similar to these candle stands and share them here. Let me know if you would like to see a post like that.

Someone had gifted me a pair of LED candles with a gold band, which was so perfect to go with my entryway theme, but they were a tad too big for the stands I bought. I loved the look and didn’t mind them being LED candles at all.

So, I started looking for something similar to go on the candle stands, and I found these on Amazon. They even come with remote control and timer!

Isn’t the whole candle stand setup just lovely? I am quite pleased with it 🙂

THE BRANCH

Continuing with the gold theme on our entryway tour, I picked this lovely gold branch wall decor at Target and it forms such a nice addition to the theme I had going on in our entrance area.

gold branch decor in entryway

THE PLANT, POT AND THE RUG

I love incorporating florals and greens in to my decor and my entryway design wasn’t going to be any different. I don’t really have a green thumb, so I go with mostly faux florals and greens. I love for them to be fresh, like everyone else, but that’s not always possible.

gold plant pot in entryway

I got the cute gold and glass pot and the beautiful rug from HomeGoods, The plant, as I am sure you might recognize, is from Ikea. I have a bunch of these plants around my home and they make such great filler decor pieces.

The addition of these items brought everything together and completed the entryway look I was going for.

There you have it! We’ve come to the end of our entryway tour! Hope you enjoyed it!

Let me know if you liked it. I’d love to know 🙂

If you like this post, check out how I have set up our family command center near the garage entrance or how I decorated and organized our little linen closet.