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5 tips on how to decorate an entryway or entrance hall

I can finally say that my entryway decor is complete and that it is totally Pinterest worthy with the addition of my pretty new wall art! The addition of the two gorgeous Natascha van Niekerk framed Protea artworks just completed the look for my entrance that I had in mind.

Tips on decorating your entry way

Why entryway decor is so important?

The look and feel of your entrance hall sets the tone of what you can expect throughout the rest of the house. It is normally the first of your decor that people see and from that they see what you like or dislike when it comes to interiors.

5 tips on how to decorate an entryway or entrance hall

An Entrance’s decor and elements should be both pretty and functional.

Tips on decorating your entry way

1. Coat hooks or hangers
Adding hooks for people to hang their coats or where they can stash their personal belongings makes them feel welcomed and immediately at home. The coat hooks I have was purchased from Cotton On Home department (not available locally anymore).

2. Display cabinet or table
I have a totally pretty white IKEA PS cabinet in my entrance and every time I look at it it makes me soo happy. A display cabinet or table is the perfect place to put some fresh flowers or greenery and also allows people to put their bags on. It can be both functional and pretty at the same time.

3. Feet first
When I set foot in a home I love doing it on either a bold patterned tile or a beautifully patterned runner. They are not only eye catching but a runner is the perfect way to keep some of the dust at bay from entering the rest of your home. My carpet runner was purchased from H&M Home.

4. Lighting
I really like interesting lights, the light that I have in my entrance hall is a statement piece – an upcycled pendant light by Heath Nash and now some really pretty art. I flew all the way from Cape Town with this beauty on my lap, was a bit of a mission, but totally worth it.

5. Art
Bold and Big art – These oversized art pieces from Natascha van Niekerk was the perfect addition to my entrance space. The walls were empty and bland and is now filled with prettiness!

Natascha van Niekerk Protea wall art
Natascha van Niekerk Protea wall art

More about my new protea wall art

I have been following photographer, Natascha van Niekerk, on social for some time and swooned over her botanical inspired products. She was one of the exhibitors at 100% Design at the recent Jo’burg edition of Decorex 2018 and when I saw the framed dried protea images I literally freaked out. She had a set on display that had my knees weak. My love for proteas started when I met my bestie Liezel from Match Set Love, she always had some proteas in her house and after they moved to Europe I started buying them as they just remind me of her. Having permanent protea prints would off course make finding proteas to have in my home so much easier!

I was stunned when Natascha recognised me and wanted to collaborate! Off-course the answer was YES!!!! She gave me the option to choose some of the prints and after some thought I decided on one of the Everlasting protea set print sets. These specific prints come in two framing options, namely white or oak frames. I opted for the Oak frames as I loved them at Decorex and they compliment my decor and the wooden flooring in our house as well.

Natascha van Niekerk Protea wall art

Who is #girlboss Natascha van Niekerk?

Natascha is a Fine Art Photographer and Maker living in Nature’s Valley, South Africa. She completed her degree in Photography in 2004, after which she worked as a freelance photographer and also taught photography for a number of years. What you purchase in her on-line store are items, each being a labour of love filled with passion and commitment to her art. A lady living her passion beautifully.

Natascha van Niekerk Protea wall art

The order process

All of the pretty goodies can be ordered and paid for directly on the online shop. The prints take around 2 weeks to get printed and framed and the other products a tad shorter if they are in stock.

To view Natascha’s full portfolio and product offering visit

Updating my entryway decor with Natascha van Niekerk Photos from her on-line store

Need some more entryway inspiration?

I had scouted Pinterest for entryway ideas and also have a board that you might love.

Natascha van Niekerk Protea wall art

O, and before I go, can we just take a moment to swoon over my front door! The lovilees at Orejen custom made me a security gate to enhance the features of my door. Am soooo in love. See the DIY door mat tutorial here.

Thank you to Melanie Wessels Photography for taking some images of my entry way for me.

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  1. O my poor heart! These prints are absolutely gorgeous – and your entrance is beautiful too!

    • Kari

      Aaa, thank you. It makes it so much more pleasant to look out the door, the previous one was super ugly

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