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Cozy Entryway Design: Repurposing Antiques for a unique & functional space

There is no secret I love hunting for antiques. My creative brain and love for design always loves thinking of fun and unique ways to repurpose antiques into design. Here on the blog I design (and redesign) spaces in my home to help inspire others looking to change up looks in their home. This post is so exciting to share with you, that when you are out hunting at a local antique shop or vintage market, nearly anything can find a way into your home, and it can be beautiful & functional, so I am excited to hopefully give you a new entryway design idea for your home with this cozy farmhouse entryway.

Repurposing our Flea Market Find

Our Farmhouse entryway design we are sharing is all around this flea market find. I believe it to be a general barn storage or utility rack. The lower level of the piece could easily house crockpots or feed bins. The top would hold smaller items like daily tools used for whatever the farm needs were. We used this Flea Market Find to create a coat rack for our front entryway. Entryway design is one of those spaces that can be a mix of design and functional or heavy design with minimal functional. I always like making my spaces as functional for my family. I decided to style this fall farmhouse antique entryway with some of my favorite pieces to style spaces with for fall. For those collectors out there, finding a large piece like this that could have been used in a stable is a great way to tie together your smaller collections.

Bring in Seasonal Elements

I used some pumpkins, gourds, a corn husk wreath, and corn husk bundles. To add some more seasonal textures, I also gathered some other small antique finds like a small urn, basket, and hutch. Function can be found at the piece but also in the space. I usually will always place a chair or a bench in my entryways to offer a seat for those taking boots or shoes on and off. Having a hutch or small table is also nice for catch-alls and loose items. Since this is off a seating area with a fireplace, the trunk serves as a functional element with blankets nested inside.

For a design perspective we want to add some more weight to the bottom of the vignette and that is why I chose to place a darker chair below the coat rack. Soften the chair silhouette with a cozy blanket to complement the texture to the hanging pieces and add scale to the lower section with the trunk. Adding a flooofy dog is optional.

For more fall entryway inspiration, click here [HERE].

What do you think of this fall farmhouse antique entryway? Have you ever purchased something and brought new life and purpose to it in a creative way? I would love to hear on Facebook or Instagram. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and every day.

xx Liz Marie

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