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5 Things You Need In A Winter Entryway

Winter Entry Way Log Home

My entryway seems to be the dumping ground in our house. I swap out, with the seasons, the items we need to head out the door every day. Winter has five elements that hubby and I need living in Michigan.

Just a reminder today is the Cozy Living Series hosted by Jennifer, below you will find more ideas to inspire you for the month of February. Click the thumbnails to be take to the other posts.

A PLACE TO KEEP OUR KEYS WITH AUTO START

When you live in Michigan auto start is a must in the winter. We have to start our trucks about a half hour before leaving the driveway. We do this to melt snow, and ice off the truck, and to warm up the interior.

A PLACE TO SIT DOWN WHILE PULLING ON OUR BOOTS

Boots are harder to get on than shoes, and we like a spot to sit down on while we struggle to get them on and off.

Winter Entry Way Log Home

A PLACE FOR WET BOOTS

I like to keep a rag rug in the entry to place our wet boots on. With wood floors the finish gets milky over the years if wet boots are puddling snow on the floors. It’s easy to take them off and place them on the rug to dry. It also makes less clean up work for me.

A BASKET, TOTE, OR BAG FOR HATS, SCARVES, AND MITTENS

I use a vintage basket to keep my hat and mittens in. I have several winter coats in different colors so I keep a stash of hats ready to match what ever coat I’m wearing that day. 

HOOKS FOR MULTIPLE WEIGHT AND STYLE COATS

My family likes the hooks for coats and baskets for mittens. Things tend to get put in their place when theres less fuss about taking care of them. The hook and basket method works perfectly for us. If we had to hang a coat on a hanger it would never happen. 

Winter Entry Way Log Home

This area is looking pretty neat and tidy today. As the season gets on, more and more things tend to pile up on the bench. That’s why I love Michigan, before you know it we are on to another season and I’ll be swapping things out for the next weather change.

Cozy Living Saturday - February

Winter Entryway / Pretty Houses in Snow / DIY Oil Lanterns

 

Cozy Living Saturday - February

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9 Comments

  1. Your entryway is just as pretty as the rest of your house. I love your pendant lights! My house doesn’t have an official entryway or mudroom, but I do keep baskets by both doors for shoes or boots. The laundry room has our coat rack. I like your key bucket too!

    1. Thanks Jennifer, the lights are vintage from a store remodel that hubby did. They still have the original 1930’s sticker on them when he brought them home to me.

  2. I love how you’ve made everything so accessible, winter can be such a juggle with all the needed gear. This space is the perfect solution.

    1. Laurie, and here in Michigan we have a lot of gear to put on to go out on those snowy days.

  3. What a fabulous mud room you have, Dawn! I’m so envious for all the hooks and great storage, especially in winter. Hope you’re keeping warm! xx

    1. Danielle, so far I am loving the winter and the cold temps. I bundle up when I have to go out so I dont notice the cold.

  4. I love your ideas. I don’t have a back door hallway but I am thinking about incorporating some of the ideas in other areas ❤️

  5. Nana, Its funny when we built the cabin I always expected to use the front door where the coat closet is. Im glad we never have used it. The side entrance with all the hooks for coats is a much better spot.

  6. I can only imagine cold cars in Michigan winters. I think i have something to complain about in north Georgia 😳… I’ll be quiet now

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