Ever since we swapped the living room around in August we had been wanting to get the Hemnes Sofa Table from Ikea to make this area like a little entryway of sorts. Granted, this part of the house is technically the back, but we often use this door when we walk the dogs or take a bike ride. At the moment the compartments in the table are pretty disorganized, but we plan to store magazines, books, and maybe a shoe basket for shoes that tend to only get worn in the yard. Down the line we may add a Stall shoe cabinet from Ikea behind the door for those shoes and the leashes that are hanging right now. I’d also really love to add this rug from World Market, but probably not until the wood floor we bought goes down (I would need to Scotch Guard the heck out of it, of course – thanks dogs). For now the rug my mom gave me for my birthday last year is hanging out there (after moving all around the house)
This is what the rest of the living room is looking like these days. We of course still need to work on our curtains for the windows and the back door.
Does anyone else have an entryway somewhere other than next to their front door?