Modern, Scandinavian Entry Way Makeover

June 9, 2020

After the easy update I made to the garage entry that transformed the whole space, I knew I had to tackle the front entry next. I played around with the idea of a wall treatment but I knew it couldn’t be the whole wall with the ceilings being so tall. I ended up choosing to use shiplap again because it is cost effective, beautiful and easy to install. So with vertical shiplap, a few cans of paint and some weekend work I achieved this modern, Scandinavian entry way makeover.

Here’s the mood board I created to help visualize where I wanted the project to go. I find it’s helpful with making decisions like paint colors, rugs and other decor accents because you can see them all together.

Now picture all these features in this space…my blank canvas of an entry way.

A fresh coat of paint worked wonders in here! After painting the walls white (my trusty “Polar Bear” by Behr), I got started on installing the shiplap. We went ahead and cut all the pieces to length and then cranked out the install. We had to do some more cuts around the outlet and the window but other than that, it was pretty straight forward!

I chose to carry the top trim piece into the window frame so there weren’t any abrupt, awkward edge pieces. I found this inspiration photo on Pinterest and used it to convince my husband I wasn’t losing my mind.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the original source. If you know, feel free to comment below!

I chose to paint the shiplap “Satin Black” by Behr. I will admit it’s not as dark as I wanted, so I might be repainting at some point. But once that was done and baseboards were installed, here’s how it all turned out!

While we made quite a transformation in here so far, there’s still so much left we need to do! Up next:

  1. update remaining baseboards and door trim
  2. paint front door black
  3. hang more hooks
  4. install new light fixture
  5. gallery wall up the wall

Thanks for checking out Campbell House and be sure to stick around to see the rest of this space, and our home, come together!

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  1. Paul Mueller says:

    Very Nice Ri and Taylor!

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