We’ve seen lots of closets turned into offices, reading nooks, even mudrooms. But, I also think it’s an interesting idea to use a coat closet near the front door to create a little welcoming nook—especially if your foyer is small or nonexistent. (If you’re house is like mine, the coat closet is probably crammed full of rarely-worn coats, anyway. We are technically in the South, after all. . .)
A few ideas for decorating an “un-closet” by the front door:
WITH A STATEMENT MIRROR.
BY FRAMING IT WITH A PRETTY PAIR OF CURTAINS.
(Another option: hanging the curtains on the outside of the closet would help to disguise some of the door frame.)
BY INSTALLING BOOKSHELVES FOR DISPLAY.
(The sconces and pop of color don’t hurt either!)
WITH A PRETTY WALLPAPER.
WITH A BUILT-IN SEAT.
(Of course, a mirror could take the place of a window in a closet.)
Could you/would you give up a coat closet for a pretty entry nook?