Welcome friends! Today I’m sharing a budget friendly entryway makeover. I painted the inside of our front door black to add character and coziness to a small entryway. I’m so glad you’re here, let’s get started!

Painted Front Door & A Special Rug | Sukhi rug, woolen loop handmade rug, modern traditional home, simple entryway decor

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Entryway Before

Front Door Before - Gray Walls
Before

Pardon the iPhone photos, but here is our front door “before.” The walls were Sherwin Williams Passive in a flat finish which was looking pretty bad after two and a half years. Apart from the paint, this space just felt empty. My goal was to add character and texture, but to keep the overall look simple and functional.

Since last winter, I have been slowly painting all of our walls downstairs Behr Polar Bear in eggshell, and these were the final gray walls (apart from the ones that go up two stories–we’ll eventually hire someone to paint those!). So, I put on Baby Shark for the kiddos 😉 and got these walls painted one morning a few weeks ago.

Front Door Before - White Walls
Progress – white walls

As I’m sure you know by now, I love white when it comes to decor. Most of our home is white or off-white 😉 But this was too much white even for me! Painting the door black had already been on my mind thanks to Kelly over at Hartley Home Design, and once I saw the white walls, I knew I had to go for it!

Black Front Door

Black Front Door Painted
Progress – black door

The exterior of our front door was already black, so I simply chose a color that looked similar for the interior. I went with Limousine Leather by Behr in a satin finish.* It’s amazing what a difference a bit of paint can make! The black trim really elevates the space and makes it feel more custom.

*Note for those interested in painting a door: I used the Marquee line which is supposed to be one coat coverage, but still ended up needing two coats. Honestly, I didn’t mind. It was a small area, and with all of the detail work around the trim, and the shiny finish on the door, one coat would have been a bit of a miracle. Two coats look great and I still only used a quart of paint!

Painted Front Door & A Special Rug | Sukhi rug, woolen loop handmade rug, modern traditional home, simple entryway decor
After!
Painted Front Door & A Special Rug | Sukhi rug, woolen loop handmade rug, modern traditional home, simple entryway decor

Thank you so much for stopping by today friends! Tell me, how do you like to style your entryway? What projects (little or big) are you working on?

I hope you have a bright day!

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  1. Beautiful place for your rug! It adds warmth and cozy vibe to space and makes it more inviting since the moment someone enters your home. Love how gorgeous the rug looks like in combination with your wonderful, black front door. Thank you so much for your support, I’m so happy you found a perfect place for your Sukhi rug!

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