While I am digging out my craft room from the Holiday aftermath, I am also slowly purging and simplifying each space in our home.
My January-February decor is embracing all things white, simple and clean – starting with our winter entry way.
While I was removing, swapping and re-arranging this small space that greets our guests, I realized it was coming together somewhat Nordic style.
Which actually seems quite fitting for the winter wonderland we are having outside.
However, I have found the lack of bold color to be completely refreshing after Christmas which was full of reds and bright contrasts.
I am surprised how soothing it has been to my stressed out soul!
You may know, we’ve always had this small entry table in this space – which I still very much love! But because winter sets aside our flip flops for boots, I thought a nice place for the kids to sit and put on their shoes would be more useful.
And threw in our wonky stick ladder my husband made from fallen branches in our backyard.
I threw together a simple sweater pillow made from a thrift store sweater, which I have a tutorial for HERE.
This is an old treasured lunch box my husbands grandfather used for years.
And I added a plant where it could soak up some much needed sunshine.
This is the soothing view I get while I work each day.
Though – I must have you know – I do have 4 kids and these pictures were taken when all their coats and back packs were at school with them. While they are very good at respecting mommy’s decorations (for the most part), real life is not this tidy. However – by keeping this space simple, white and minimal – when the flood of coats and bags do come, it is not as cluttered as it could be.
Finally, if you are wondering what is behind the doors to the right of the front door –
it is actually . . .
. . . my oldest daughters bedroom! You can see that full reveal HERE. I believe it is intended to be a formal living/dining area but it works so well for us as my sweeties room.
I’m hoping to get to decorating the rest of the home for winter in this same direction, and hoping to get it finished and ready to show you before I start to crave some spring color! 😉
Thanks so much for being here and I hope you’ve found some inspiration for your own home!