Today I’m sharing two different ways to style an entry way bench for fall. In one I use a feminine autumn color palette such as deep burgundy, pink, natural wood, and white. In the other I use a traditional autumn palette of teal, golden yellow, and orange.
My sweet friend Layla, from The Lettered Cottage, asked me if I would like to join her in a fall blog hop this week! There are a group of 5 of us (The Lettered Cottage, Home Stories A to Z, Inspired by Charm, Craftberry Bush, and me). We each picked a day to share fall decorating ideas for different spaces in our homes. and today I’m sharing my entryway!
My entry is one of my favorite spaces to style. Admittedly it isn’t the easiest for me and often results in ALL THE THINGS being pulled out and a few hours of experimenting, walking away, looking through the camera lens, moving things, adding things, etc. My front room is usually a mess of candles, frames, garlands, wreaths, and throw pillows. But it is worth it! I find myself enjoying the process of creating something new each time.
So here is the entry bench with my shelf above it with the feminine autumn color palette.
I built the shelf a couple years ago and the tutorial is found here.
I always like to create focal point– either dead center or off-center. In this case I made the frame of my Block Printed Leaves printable I made last weekend, the focal point, with the round cutting board behind it.
I put the burgundy faux branches on one side in a small face to add color and texture to the focal point.
From there on out to either end of my shelf I used mostly brass candlesticks because they add a warm, pretty, metallic element and they don’t compete in height.
The bench then was simply styled using coordinating pillows of various textures (burgundy velvet, white fur, and multi-colored floral. Dark colors tend to really attract the eye, so I tend to tame the attention they get by layered lighter colored pillows on top and putting them on outer edges. A straw bag, a scarf and a hat makes the space look like a person lives here but also serves to balance out repeating colors.
Here is my traditional autumn color palette entry bench:
You can see I kept the basket, but pretty much everything else changed.
Again I kept the focal point at dead center here with a wheat grass wreath. I put black lanterns on either end and put some neutral decor between (white velvet pumpkins and antlers).
I also decided to use the block printed leaves I made last weekend to create a leaf garland. Isn’t it cute?
The pillows are the fun part as they are brining in all the traditional colors. When layering colors I try to think about texture and pattern– so as to provide some variety and visual interest.
I wanted to repeat the colors I had going on, on the left side of the bench, so on the right side I strung some blue sea glass beads, and draped an orangey throw beneath a velvet earthy-toned pillow.
So which one was your favorite color palette?
Traditional Autumn or Feminine Autumn?
Don’t forget to check out what everyone else shared! To give you a sneak peek….
On Monday Layla shared her living room mantel…
on Tuesday Beth shared a dining room tablescape…
and on Thursday Lucy shared a craft!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to come back on Monday for my Fall Home Tour!