Budget Basics: Colorful Entryway Essentials

Budget Basics: Colorful Entryway Essentials

Aaron Able
Jan 11, 2011
Gray winter days! Come home to a jolt of color as you reorganize your entryway and landing strip this month. Just one of these budget-friendly accessories is enough to revamp a tired space — or go whole-hog with a cacophony of color: 1. Simple Lacquer Hooks - $8 each at West Elm These colorful discs are sold individually and available in 4 colors — choose just the number you need and the color(s) you want for a custom entryway solution. 2. Chilewich Shag Doormat - $45 at DWR This is a top-quality doormat that is easy to vacuum or hose down and will add a pop of color to your doorway. Available in Green or Orange. Larger sizes also available. 3. Color Steel Picture Rails from Room & Board While there are some cheaper options out there, these steel rails from Room & Board are stronger than most and add great visual punch when you opt for one of the 7 bright colors (over white or silver). These steel rails are available in 9 colors and 4 sizes and range from $89 for 36" to $129 for 72". 4. Mirage Rag Rug - $29-$169 from The Company Store Rag rugs come in a myriad of colors and sizes and are very inexpensive. Want a larger or custom size? Try our popular Home Hack: How To Create a Quick, Cheap Rug. 5. Canteen Hook and Knob - $40 $29.95 at MoMA Store These attractive hallway hooks by Klauser and Carpenter are currently on sale at MoMA Store. 6. Fold Key Hook - $7.95 at CB2 A true bargain, this miniscule key rack comes in a cool pool blue finish. 7. Five Alarm Hook - $14 each at Anthropologie These bright red powdercoated cast iron hooks are a simple way to add extra storage and color to an entry or hallway. For a tighter budget, try Sarah's Before & After: A Cheap and Easy Coat Rack. 8. Dot Wall Hook - $19.95 each at CB2 The bright yellow powder-coated steel can be hung horizontally or vertically. Three of these hung vertically and staggered would offer a lot of hanging options in a small entryway. 9. CYLINDER vases and bowls - $14.99 (set of 3) at IKEA The low-bowl in this collection is ideal as a catch-all by the door. Available in an intense blue, hot pink and clear 10. Markable Umbrella by Konstantin Grcic - $13.99 at MUJI & BLADET glass vase - $39.99 at IKEA These basic umbrellas are sturdy, simple and attractive — and they'll last years longer than the standard $4 deli umbrella. Keep a few by the door in a large glass vase like the 25½" BLADET glass vase - $39.99 at IKEA. At over 2' tall, this vase is ideal for keeping umbrellas in order and helps keep the floor dry. Images: as linked above
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