Today’s Pinterest Challenge involves a late autumn vignette, and I’m sharing some fall apartment entryway decor, too!
FALL APARTMENT ENTRYWAY DECOR – PINTEREST CHALLENGE
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If you are new to the Pinterest Challenge, it’s all about one inspiration photo, a group of bloggers, and each of us putting our own twist on the inspo image!
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Inspiration Photo for Fall Apartment Entryway Decor
This month’s Pinterest Challenge inspiration photo comes from Sarah Joy.
Sarah’s lovely little corner had these elements that popped-out to me:
- Cute vintage chair
- Straw tote with leafy branches
- Comfy yellow throw blanket
- A sweet little white pumpkin
- Comfortable shoes waiting to be slipped on for a crisp fall walk
- And a black lantern on the nearby hearth that may just light-the-way for the walk
Now, let’s take a look at how I took Sarah’s ideas and dressed up my little entryway.
Tiny Fall Apartment Entryway Decor – Pros and Cons
If you’re new to My Wee Abode, let me tell you a bit about my tiny home.
Lots of PROS: My Wee Abode is a 400 square foot (yep, that’s 4-0-0) loft apartment that includes a kitchenette (that I turned into a fully working kitchen), a living area, 1 bedroom, and a newly renovated bathroom (DIY’d by yours truly).
When you enter my little home, you immediately enter the kitchen with my tiny entryway ‘nook’.
CON: As you can see… there is an eyesore that comes with my tiny rental. No forced air heating for me. Nope… I have an ugly-old wall heater.
So, please just ignore the “grated-monster” on the left, and enjoy my little ‘welcome-home’ area.
Adding Fall Touches to a Tiny Entry Nook
When I saw the inspiration photo for this month’s challenge, I immediately knew I already had everything I needed!
Let me show you what I used to put the twist on my interpretation of Sarah’s image.
Cute Vintage Chair
Now, this obviously isn’t a cute little vintage chair.
But my IKEA storage bench is a perfect ‘replacement’ for MWA, PLUS it holds all kinds of ‘stuff’ inside of it.
Great for sitting down and slipping on my shoes, too!
Straw Tote with Leafy Branches
For the straw tote with the leafy branches, I simply used my smaller woven tote with some faux eucalyptus branches and other branches to add some texture.
Branches cut from a neighborhood tree would have been nice, but here in So Cal, they would have still been green!!! Not the look I was going for!
Oh, and you may recognize that tote from the Pinterest Challenge at the beginning of the year.
Comfy Yellow Throw Blanket
Well, the throw blanket was the only thing I didn’t have in My Wee Abode. At least not a fall colored one. But, it IS now on the ‘list’.
So instead of a throw, I just left my dark sage windbreaker hanging on the hook, along with a white linen apron draped on the bench.
Sweet Little White Pumpkin
Little white pumpkins are a fave of mine during the fall season. What about you?
So of course, I already had a couple tucked into other vignettes in MWA, so I just stole one and placed it on the bench, just like in Sarah’s photo.
It’s the perfect size for my little white bench!
Comfortable Shoes for a Fall Walk
No, the shoes pictured on the floor are not my normal walking shoes, but they matched the inspo photo! So on the floor they went!
However, these shoes are some of the most comfortable shoes I have. I usually wear them when I need to look ‘nicer’, but still have to do a lot of walking (think the Haven Conference). But, most of the time this middle-aged woman keeps to her New Balance walking shoes!
The ‘Afterthought’ Black Lantern
At the last minute, I cleaned up my black lantern that normally sits on my porch, even though I originally purchased it for a faux summer mantel.
I simply placed it on the floor, next to the bench… can you see it peeking out in the photo above?
Some Extra Fall Decor for a Tiny Entryway
Here are a few close-up photos of my fall entryway decor.
I love these faux ‘seeded’ branches. Does anyone know what these are called?
This cowbell is one of the entryway staples. It’s always hanging here.
My tiny little entry nook welcomes me home each day after work, and I’m thankful I have a place to hang my coat and sit to put my shoes on.
Now I’m off to figure out how to DIY a wall heater cover! 😉
Before you leave, be sure to pop-on-over to Laura’s blog at Everyday Edits! And take a look at the fall inspiration from all my blogging friends below.