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Modern Farmhouse Entryway Decor Reveal

Looking for small foyer ideas? This reveal will get your wheels turning to plan your own entryway design! Come see how our entryway decor looks in this modern farmhouse entryway reveal! 

Well, guys, the day is finally here. All month long we’ve been working away on this fun modern farmhouse entryway and today we get to show you the finished product. 

If you’re on the hunt for farmhouse foyer ideas, you’re going to love this one! We incorporated a super easy-to-make DIY keyholder and built a DIY bench and shelves with coat hooks on the wall. 

We finished the modern farmhouse entryway up by decorating it with throw pillows, a faux fiddle leaf fig tree, and a cool box with wheels under the bench to store shoes! Ready to be inspired by tons of modern farmhouse entryway ideas? Let’s dive in! 

Want to see our other renovation projects? Check out our full home tour here!

If you want to catch up on our modern farmhouse entryway makeover, here you go:

Week 1 – 21 Small Entry Way Ideas 

Week 2 – DIY Key Holder With Modern Farmhouse Style

Week 3 – Easy DIY Bench For Small Entryway 

Week 4 – Modern Farmhouse Entryway Decor Reveal – you are here!

I also have tons of behind-the-scenes videos of this entryway near our front door coming to life saved over on my Instagram profile. Watch the videos here. 

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

Let’s see the boring before pictures first!

But before we jump into the pretty pictures of the finished farmhouse foyer area, let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember what this entire space looked like just 4 weeks ago! 

Before image of the small entryway in the corner of living room near front door

It was quite literally nothing. Just a boring corner of our living room. To be honest, it was one of those corners that usually just accumulated “stuff” too. You know what I mean…the boxes, the donation piles, the jackets thrown about. It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t functional.

But I knew that even with a small budget (we DIYed almost everything here) and a small space, we could do something better. I mean, anything had to be better than what we were living with.

Corner view of the small entryway space before getting a makeover

If you’re wondering why there is a random jut out in the wall of drywall, it is where the exterior of the house turns to the garage. Not a great design, I know. But this living room was originally a garage (we think), so I guess it makes sense. If you’re interested in seeing more about our renovation plans and what the house looked like when we moved in, check out this post.

Even though that jut-out is kind of weird, I knew I couldn’t get rid of it. So I tried to incorporate it into this entryway design so that it looks and feels natural and intentional. 

After we cleared the space, I started quite literally pouring over tons of fabulous ideas. I even rounded up a bunch of the fun small entryway ideas I found here. I knew, unfortunately, that we didn’t have room for much furniture, like a console table, church pew with rustic charm, or a large mirror. So I didn’t waste my time looking for furniture. 

Modern Farmhouse Entryway: After Pictures

Here’s what the drop zone looks like now! I love how it turned out! It is such a welcoming space now!

Farmhouse leather throw pillow on the wooden bench and wooden storage, indoor plant, coat racks on the wall and key holder for the entryway design
Leather pillow, wooden bench and wooden storage and coat hanging on the coat rack in entryway

Here’s what I knew we needed in this modern farmhouse entryway design:

  • Make the random jut-out of drywall look natural and intentional
  • A place to hang keys (they were always getting lost) – preferably where the kids can’t reach because #toddlers
  • Hooks for jackets & hats
  • Shoe storage
  • Bench to take shoes on and off 
  • Cute entryway decor

Key holder

One of the first DIYs we tackled in this entryway makeover was a solution to our key issue. I’m so glad that we decided to make it ourselves instead of buying something because it gives it a more personal touch. 

I’m pretty obsessed with how the DIY key holder turned out. The touch of leather on the frame was the perfect last-minute addition that adds some warmth to the modern farmhouse entryway.

We love this small wooden bench and a wooden storage box with shoes underneath it in this modern farmhouse entryway!

Wooden bench & shoe storage

The next thing we did was build this easy DIY bench! It was SO fun to build and I think it is just perfect for the space. We specifically built it so that a rolling box would fit underneath for shoe storage.

I decided to use my favorite dark wood stain color Dark Walnut. I think it gives it a great contrast to the lighter colors we have in the rest of the entryway. But if you wanted to keep the wood lighter for a more natural wood look, here are my favorite light wood stain colors

But the rolling box was not my style when I bought it, so I gave it a fun makeover with just paint. I love the visual interest that the mud-cloth pattern adds to the entryway decor. And it gives us lots of storage space for the neverending piles of kids’ shoes we have laying around the house! Check out these other small entryway shoe storage solutions for more inspiration and ideas!

Key holder and coat racks on the wall for the entryway design

Entryway coat rack

We also built white shelves with coat hooks for the wall. We followed my good friend, Amanda’s, tutorial that you can find here.

The only thing we changed from her tutorial was the size (we used 10-inch wood on the back panel of the small shelf one). We also didn’t include the bottom trim piece, which if you read her tutorial, she mentioned that she probably would not use this piece if she were to build it again – so we took her advice.

They are super easy to build and adorable, right? They are the perfect spot for storing our coats and hats hung up and keeping bags handy by the front double doors. 

Full image of the entryway decor showing coat racks, key holder, leather pillow, indoor tree, wooden bench and wooden shoe storage
Coat racks, leather pillow, wooden bench, wooden shoe storage and indoor faux fiddle leaf fig tree in basket for the modern farmhouse entryway design

Farmhouse entryway decor

For some finishing touches, we added farmhouse decor! This cute faux fiddle leaf fig may just be one of my favorite additions to my house recently! I can’t believe the great price! It’s so inexpensive but looks SO real. 

At the last minute I added that faux leather pillow to the bench and it was the perfect extra touch, don’t you think? If you love leather, check out these other ways to incorporate leather into your home decor here!

Remember, we were only working with a small little 3-foot corner of our living room so we didn’t have much space for additional decor or furniture. 

However, If you had more space in your entryway you could add something more built-in (like these mudroom lockers), more farmhouse style throw pillows, or even add cute farmhouse wreath DIY hanging from one of the coat hooks. I think something like a shiplap sign or a sponge wall would be so fun in a modern farmhouse entryway like this. 

Before image of plain corner of the entryway and after image of the entryway design with coat racks, key holder, leather pillow, wooden bench, wooden shoe storage and indoor plant with text overlay that says No Entryway? How to create an entryway with 3 Feet of Space

Guys….this is PROOF that you don’t need much space to have a fancy entryway! I took a simple (boring) corner of our living room and transformed it into a cute and functional entryway with a modern farmhouse style in just 3 weeks. 

And you can totally do it too! Everything you see here is budget-friendly decor or a DIY project that even a beginner can tackle. 

If you love this modern farmhouse style, you’ll probably love this modern farmhouse bath too! So check that out next. 

Do you have an entryway in your home?

Let me know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Modern Farmhouse Entryway Decor Reveal

  1. Stunning transformation! I love a mudroom so you have an organized space to hold items. #wherearemykeys
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    Happy Fall!

  2. I love this! I recently moved into a rental house with the same tiny “entryway”/living room situation and I’ve been looking for a budget friendly solution to fake an entryway and this is perfect, especially the diy bench. I love that ya’ll share diy projects that are simple and practical for those trying to keep it cheap, but are still actually high quality and not cheesy or tacky. Your before and afters are super inspirational and I looooove your style! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just watched your bench video. It is done very well. The camera does a good job of showing how you are doing the work. I liked that you fast forwarded, but still showed the work. I like the way you explained how you were doing and included detailed information. It was informative and enjoyable to watch! Thanks!

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