{Entrance Hall) The Rug

I’m too excited to chit-chat, so let’s get right to the first layer of creating an inviting Entrance Hall.

 Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to a Fab Foyer

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

I’m not a big fan of our tile, but replacing it isn’t in the budget…so covering most of it with a rug is the more affordable option. It’s also an opportunity to bring warmth and texture to the space.

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

Hopefully, you have a good mat outside the door, so guests can wipe
their feet before coming in. But with kids, that’s not always the case.
It didn’t take me long to discover light-colored rugs near the door are not
our friend. So after ruining a few good rugs, I went with this durable jute rug.

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

Dirt can easily be shaken out, and I can flip it if we have any accidents. The jute is also comfortable on bare feet, and the price can’t be beat. #thatrhymed #thisisnotaninfomercial

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

It also adds good texture to balance out the shiny floors and mirror, and warms up the space.

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

Hi Sugarplum | 5 Steps to Creating an Entrance Hall: The Rug

The room is already improved and more defined! What kind of rug do you have in your entry?

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  1. Awesome rug. It definitely helps the overall look of the room.

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  2. Jillian wrote:

    great rug choice!! we need a rug for our front door area, and this might be a good option. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  3. We have a dark red patterned rug in our entryway, and I love it. It's dark enough to high a little bit of dirt, and it's kept up great over the last 10 years. I still love it every time I look at it! Can't wait to see the rest of your space unfold. Painting those doors black was GENIUS! And I'd know. 😉

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  4. mwimp wrote:

    I just have a small rug that I cant really stand, just a $5 one from walmart – I might go and look today, it might get me started!

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  5. I really like that rug! Can't wait to see the rest!

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  6. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Love it. We have a jute rug as well. It has held up beautifully over the years.

    Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  7. How far apart are the door and the edge of the rug? One of my pet peeves is opening the door and the rug getting caught in the door, and then the door getting stuck. I end up keeping my rug several feet from the door to avoid it getting caught, but then I have this awkward gap between the door and the rug.

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    • I totally hear you…it's def something I considered…but fortunately, our door has enough space between it and the floor that it eases over the top of the rug.

      Posted 8.12.14 Reply
  8. kathymaas wrote:

    I have an ikat rug and can totally relate to the front entry way flooring (warning to all redo people, please choose a good looking flooring so the next home owner isn't stuck with your ugly choice, geez!!)
    My entry way is always the "gatekeeper" of all colors of my home and like all colors to be shown in this area…thus my rugs job! Not the hard as my house is mostly gray, white, blue and green!

    Posted 8.13.14 Reply
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