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How to Decorate When Your Front Door Opens Into Living Room

As promised in my last post, I’m here to show you a bit more of our entry space and share how we created an entry when there wasn’t one!By placing the sofa with its back to the entry, it creates a feeling that the living room and the entry are two separate space.A console table, a chest, or a cabinet is another great way to define an entry space.

How to Decorate When Your Front Door Opens Into Living Room
In my current space, having a piece that doubled as storage was important to me.I’m lucky enough to have a coat closet, but hooks or a coat rack work just as well!

Working With: No Foyer

I love how Kristin used molding and wallpaper to create a pretty foyer vignette on her living room wall in the photo above.You don’t necessarily have to have a lot of wall space to make a big impact.

Working With: No Foyer
A ledge shelf (especially with hooks underneath) gives you a pretty spot for a bowl or flowers.I also love how they used wallpaper to further define this small entry:Deakins Design Group via HouzzApartment TherapyBy using a big mirror.See more “working with what you have” posts here.

Front door opens directly into living room layout?

My front door opens directly into my living room.It's not a very big space and this is the only living space we have.I got the two small blue chairs for extra seating, but it is not comfortable to sit in for a long period of time.My whole house color scheme is light aqua, plum, lavender, white, and gray.What do you think of my color scheme / color balance?

Front door opens into living room

It is not rare today in the design of homes to not have a corridor, and you enter directly into the living room.If your home is designed like this, and you have to choose the front door then you are in the right place.

Front door opens into living room
The front door is the first detail your friends see when they come to you, so you should pay attention your front door to fit your exterior and also to your interior style.For your inspiration take a look our ideas for the front door and the design of the living room.Image creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage creditImage credit

Front door opens into the middle of living room. Help!

Hi everyone,My husband and I really don't know where to start with decorating our living room (in our first home!!).The front door opens almost right in the middle, there is a big opening on the other side into the dining room, and there are two doors opening into a sunroom on either side of the fireplace.

Front door opens into the middle of living room. Help!
I've attached a rough layout (and I mean rough because this is my first time with design tools) and a lot of pictures.Hope to hear from you,LenaThe left wall is 13' 2".

Width between left wall and front door is 5'.

Our front entry redo

When we bought our house, one of the things I didn’t really like was that the dining room was right next to the front door.The idea we came up with was to build a wall at the entry to give us privacy and the entry more of a feeling of purpose than just an opening into the dining room.

Our front entry redo
To the left of the dining room table there was a wall that split the dining room and kitchen, which also seemed weird.

So, part of our plan was to also rip out the wall dividing the kitchen and dining room in order to make an eat in kitchen.

We were also limited by how far we could push the wall out because of the window in the dining room.

A Quick Tour of our Living Room

Over the past few years I have never shared a full tour of the room that our family spends the most time in, our family room.When you enter our home you walk directly into our family room which opens up to our dining room and sunroom.The focal point of the room is the fireplace where my husband and I built bookcases on both sides.We also mounted the TV above the fireplace because we were short on space in this room.

A Quick Tour of our Living Room
So there it is, it took a few years but finally a quick tour of our family room!

Our front door opens right into a small living room.

We live in a duplex that was built in 1920.The front door opens right into a small living room.We are trying to redesign the space to make it more comfortable.Here are three pictures that give you a sense of how small the LR space is when you keep the path from the front door separate.

Our front door opens right into a small living room.
Any advice is welcome!

Before & After: The Pugmire Living Room with Article!

You know, those weird insets on a wall–this one was right in the middle of the living room.And then they started arranging their whole living room around this huge mirror… The design felt crammed, and it lacked flow.

Before & After: The Pugmire Living Room with Article!
They were waiting for me to come up with a mood board for their living room, but simultaneously, Article had just reached out about collaborating on a room.

The front door opens into the living room, and then the room gets deeper with a nook in the front of the house.

Bringing the living room out of the dark “nook” and into a bright, airy conversational hangout was just what this young family needed.

front door opens into a living room, how to decorate??

So my front door literally opens into a living area to the left.. the door swings open and there’s a partial wall, to the right is a dining area.And the area in front is open space.Looks like one huge living space.I don’t want to use the formal dining area for dining because there’s already a second dining space by the master bedroom and kitchen.I tried my best to make a layout on an app, but I’m sorry if it looks really really off.We might change the carpeted area to wood laminate.

Front door opens into middle of living room! Help!

Our front door opens into our living room.The space is small and we are keen to use all of it, but a small coat closet next to the door cuts the space in half.

Front door opens into middle of living room! Help!
Any ideas on how to make this into a cohesive room for relaxing and entertaining would be a great help!

Help! Front Door Opens to Dining Room

We just bought a new house which we LOVE, except that the front door opens immediately into the dining room.I thought about flipping the two spaces, however a dining room would then block the doors to the office.Another suggestion was to get rid of the dining room altogether and make one large formal living space.

Help! Front Door Opens to Dining Room
We don't entertain large groups often, however we do love to have friends over to our house, so a dining room would get some use, just not tons.It's not that I mind having a dining room, I'm just worried it hits you in the face when you enter the home.

help! front door opens into living and dining room

Need help redesigning my front 2 rooms!My front door opens into my dining room on left and living room on right (at least that's what I'm using them for now) I just threw whatever I had to fill the space but want to do a full makeover.

help! front door opens into living and dining room
How do I design my living room so that it is cozy yet still welcoming when you walk in?Do I do curtains even though a couch is in front Of the window?

(note, living room needs to be family friendly and have a tv and Im happy to get rid of dining room but not sure what to make it into) Please ignore all the toys, we haven't moved them to the basement from Christmas yet!

4 Ideas: How to MAKE an Entryway When You Don't Have One

4 Ideas: How to MAKE an Entryway When You Don’t Have OneHOW TO CREATE A FAKE ENTRYWAY OR FOYERDo you have an entryway that opens RIGHT into your living room or dining room?I also highly recommend checking out what Growing Sound Roots did to separate their entryway from their living room – l wish I were half that handy…3.This can help DEFINE the area between your living room and entryway with a visible barrier.

4 Ideas: How to MAKE an Entryway When You Don't Have One
See what House Tweaking did to separate their entryway and living room with a cute lil bench and handy hooks – goes to show you don’t need much room to add function!READ MOREHow to Decorate a Small Room5 Ideas to Decorate the End of a HallwayMaking a Grand Entrance: Tips and Ideas to Update your SpaceOur Entryway – Colour, Decor & More (Budget-Friendly Changes)Not sure what to do?

Front Door opens directly into living room-- Help Please :)

My fiance and I are moving into our first home next month.The current home owners have the living room setup with the couch facing the front door.We are trying to find the best option for entertaining with a good flow into the living room.However,we need to have the TV in this room( in some form).I provided many perspectives of the space.

Entryway Organization Tips

Today I'm sharing my 5 Entryway Organization Tips I learned along the way.This post is in partnership with Kitchen Stuff Plus All expressed opinions are my own.

Entryway Organization Tips
Here is the before pic of my entryway space.This green accent chair from Kitchen Stuff Plus is a lovely stylish solution.It's a great chair and would work in many areas in the home.I hope you enjoyed my 5 Entryway Organization Tips and found them useful.

Front Door opens into open concept living room. Need help on layout

Our front door opens into our main living room.We have an open concept, so we're really struggling with placement of our furniture.

Front Door opens into open concept living room. Need help on layout
The barn door in the picture leads to our bedrooms.

Plus, what additional furniture would you add for additional seating?Not sure a sectional would fit.

Help: My front door opens up into my stairwell/living room area

This is the previous owners decor.I've taken a note from their book and have the same couch placement and I have a buffet table as an "entryway table" but the space is always a mess.

Help: My front door opens up into my stairwell/living room area
Thinking about moving the couch perpendicular to the door instead of parallel and adding a console table.

Stepping (Carefully) Through a Revived Spanish Revival in

From a pint-sized perch above a set of arched windows, saintly statuary appears to be keeping an eye o’er a updated 1925 Spanish Revival cottage near the Menil Collection.The heavenly presence might also guard against any sleepwalking encounters with the steep steps at the bottom of a flight of stairs .

Stepping (Carefully) Through a Revived Spanish Revival in
The front door sits at the back of an arched entry porch with iron gate and opens directly into the living room.

There, natural light floods through south-facing windows and a set of doors facing the street.

The other bedroom (above) is on the first floor and has direct access outside, though the triple doors currently open into shrubbery.

Front Entryway Alternatives

We’ve seen countless homeowners struggle to create front entryway alternatives for homes, condos, apartments, and tiny houses that either don’t have entryways at all or have spaces that are not clearly defined.If you’re dealing with how to make an atypical space feel more like an entryway, keep reading.Once you’ve added a runner, some shoe storage and coat hooks, your entryway will be well-defined and feel complete.

Front Entryway Alternatives
Keep Storage Solutions SlimRather than skipping entry storage entirely, opt for a slim console table with as much storage as you can find.

Do you struggle with your home’s entryway?

HOUSE*TWEAKING

To carve out an “entry” I placed an oversized chair perpendicular to the door which visually separated the living room from the entryway.I didn’t want the door to stand out in the living room so I painted it the same white as the trim.A major drawback to the original entry was that it was extremely dark.

HOUSE*TWEAKING
I love looking into the mirror and seeing our living room from a completely different perspective.images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

Living Room Design, Living Room Decor & Ideas

Transitional Living Room Interior DesignLiving Room with Transitional Interior Design Concepts in Upper Arlington OhioThis transitional living room located in Upper Arlington needed to be functional as well as beautiful for their growing family.Though a formal living room, it gets used daily and needed durable fabrics.

Living Room Design, Living Room Decor & Ideas
The exotic wood coffee table single-handedly blended all of the wood finishes.Our fabricator was both excited and terrified starting this intricate custom design.

The wood mantel is also our custom design and includes a stripe of limestone bringing both elements together for an amazing presentation of skill.

A Four-Bedroom Cape in Poughkeepsie with a Saltwater Pool and Home

This dollhouse of a Cape Cod in Poughkeepsie has a lot of room packed into its 1,392-square-foot space.The front door opens directly into a hardwood-floored living room, with a side-hall staircase in front of you.

A Four-Bedroom Cape in Poughkeepsie with a Saltwater Pool and Home
The living room is bright, thanks to a light color scheme and a pair of windows.

Off the living room is a combination dining/kitchen area.

There’s a three-quarter bath—meaning a shower, no tub—up here, too, with a ceramic tile floor and a blue paint job that the next owner might want to reconsider.

Front door opens right into the middle of the living room

The front door opens right into the middle of the living room.I really wanted to create a mud area where we can walk into but I don't think that's possible?I don't think this space will be used too much since the family room is right off the kitchen in the back of the house.There is a super tiny and not very deep coat closet that the past owners added, so maybe some kind of hidden coat closet idea would be great as well.FYI - there are 3 sets of pictures here of the same space from 3 different past owners.

25 Tips for Creating an Entryway in an Entryway-Less Home

But you can easily look up to the wall for some entryway storage space.Creative StorageTrying to make a tiny entryway space stand out from the crowd can be a bit difficult.

25 Tips for Creating an Entryway in an Entryway-Less Home
MirrorsAre you afraid that adding an entryway space will make your living room seem smaller?

Entryway Feature WallCreatively Living shows us how to create this DIY entryway feature wall project that creates a welcoming first impression to any home.Storage BasketsThe Blissful Bee shares this entryway project which uses large storage baskets to keep junk and shoes hidden from view.

The Layout Of My Apartment · Cozy Little House

It opens into the living room and extends to the dining room and the patio beyond that.You know where my little desk is in the living room, on the same wall where my front door is.This is just an L-shaped wall that borders both the kitchen, dining room and living room.

The Layout Of My Apartment · Cozy Little House
If I stand next to the washing machine in my kitchen, straight ahead is the doorway leading into my dining room.Now you can see from the dining room into the living room, which is really just one long room.

Before and After

Last summer we completed a large scale renovation to open up and update our family room, foyer, and downstairs bathroom in our 1910 house.The goal was to gain more room for our family to gather, brighten the space, and also preserve/add in vintage charm.Updates to the Space:The long wall and dividing wall between foyer and small bedroom was taken out.Under the stairs closet was expanded to provide wall space for a mounted TV.Some things may have to be re-done down the line, and others (like the overspray all over the original trim we planned to keep!!! ?)

Decorating Living Room: Front Doors Opens Into It

I'm working on decorating our living room and need some advice.The living room is an awesome space that is nearly 21 feet long and 13 feet wide.What makes it difficult is that the front door opens directly into the middle of the room and there are windows or doors on every single wall in the room.

Decorating Living Room: Front Doors Opens Into It
We have a fireplace in the room that I want to focus the seating area around, but I also want a TV in the room.

1 - TV to the left of the door with the couch to the back of the largest wall space.

Holiday home tour hope- sharing my living room • Our House Now a Home

All three kids are in school, on time and I am taking part in the Holiday home tour hop – sharing my living room.I do have my living room and a bunch of other blogging friends homes to offer you though, which is a massive win!So, let’s get this Christmas living room tour under way!!!My home’s front door opens directly into the living room, and I wish I had a big and fancy foyer.

Holiday home tour hope- sharing my living room • Our House Now a Home
Teddy is done with me walking around in circles in our living room taking pictures.

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