Today I’m sharing about how to make a super cute, super easy DIY Entry Nook! And when I say DIY, I really mean let the talented crafters at Etsy work their magic while you just add to your cart 😉

Everything I used is linked below plus a quick explanation of what you need to do to create your own cute DIY Entry Nook – enjoy!

How to Make a Cute DIY Entry Nook!

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Here is an easy step-by-step guide so that you can have a cute little entry nook in your house!

Find a Functional Space in Your Home


Paint Color | Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

I wanted a very small nook by our front door where we could put our shoes, where my kids could hang their backpacks when they are a bit older, where my husband could put his keys, and I really wanted to include a motivational message that I could write to start our days on the right foot!

There is a tiny random wall on the staircase right when you walk into our house so that spot was perfect for us.  If by your front door doesn’t make sense with your layout, some other ideas are by the garage door entrance if you have one, at the bottom of a staircase, in an extra hallway, near a laundry room, etc.  Find a little spot that makes sense for you!

Now on to the fun stuff – let’s start shopping!

Get a Little Storage Bench


This depends on the size of your space but since my area is small, I needed to find a cute little one.  There are tons of options out there!  I wanted a cushion so that it could function as a little bench, but also some functional storage space for shoes.

Storage Bench

Add a Cute Cushion


I didn’t love the color cushion that came with my storage bench because it didn’t match, so I went to my fave place Etsy to find a replacement!  There are so many cute shops on Etsy and this is the one I purchased from 🙂  She custom made a cover in my fave gray and added white trim.

Custom cushion cover: Anna’s Home Decor Store on Etsy

Snag an Adorable Throw Pillow


I looooove holidays so I plan to change out my throw pillow seasonally.  So many cute throw pillows on Etsy, at Target, Pier 1, Cost Plus World Market, etc.

How fun is this spider one for Halloween?!  You can do 1 pillow, mix and match a few different sizes, or even put a throw blanket on instead!

Pillow: Pillows4Everyone on Etsy

Add some Functional Organization


I had such a specific vision for how I wanted to organize this area that I can’t believe I found the EXACT item on Etsy!  I wanted a space where my kids could hang their backpacks once they are in elementary school, that also had an area where I could write notes to them or put reminders for things I need to do (ex: Halloween party at school, bring plates), AND that had an area where I could share an inspirational quote.

And of course, Etsy came through.  How do some of these designers even think of the amazing products they create??!!

This particular item fit perfectly in my space, but she has tooooooons of varieties to choose from (corkboard instead of chalkboard, different sizes, different color options, etc.)

Wall Organization: Legacy Studio on Etsy

And there you have it!  A super easy, cute, functional entry nook that you can totally customize to your needs.  I hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me below 🙂  If you want to see more pretty pics of home decor, casual style, motivational quotes and more let’s connect on Instagram!

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XOXO, Nicole


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