Entryway Nook Makeover: Adding Fabrics to Your Home Decor

Embroidery Hoops

Spring is on it’s way and if you’re like me, you’re itchy to transition that winter decor into some bright and cheerful spring pieces! I had so much fun sprucing up this entryway nook, and I hope you had fun helping me along the way via our Instagram chats/polls! If we’re not already IG friends, please come follow along to see more behind the scenes, free tutorials each Thursday and all the fun in between the squares 🙂

Before we discuss the fun additions I’ve made to the space, let’s take a look at the most boring of boring “befores” of all time…


Quick backstory on the bench: We received this beautiful bench as a wedding gift from my husband’s grandparents. It has made it’s way from Michigan to Hawaii to California and now to Texas. It has never, ever fit into a purposeful space in our homes until now. I had to celebrate this fit by really making this space pop! I smile each time I walk by this bench, mostly because of the sweet memories I have of my husband’s grandparents and their 50+ years of marriage but also because of the fresh decor it now boasts ❤

Adding Fabric to Embroidery Hoops


I used fabric in two aspects to add color and warmth to this space. First, I made this super (duper) easy embroidery hoop wall art. The easiest tutorial ever to hit Tutorial Thursdays on Instagram. If you missed it, don’t worry…I saved it to my highlights so check there.


I bought the embroidery hoops in a set from Amazon. The fabric is from the Gathered Collection by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I ordered them by the half yard from Hawthorne Supply Co. You could easily get away with Fat Quarter size pieces of fabric from your favorite quilt shop too!

Fresh Pillow Covers

The second way I incorporated this gorgeous fabric into this space was by making new pillow covers. Hey friends, I’ve got a tutorial for that too 😉 Head back to the highlights on my Insta and you’ll be ready to sew some new covers!


And, my friends and I went back and forth on which fabric to use for the pillow covers…like 50/50 votes on the poll…so I just ended up sewing three pillow covers for each fabric print. Many suggested using the floral for spring and summer, and moving to the mustard for fall/winter but if you know me, I already have the next fabrics picked out for summer 😉


Creating Coziness


I had fun grabbing pieces throughout the house to bring in some more color and warmth to the space. The fiddle fig is real, and still alive (going on one month, yay!!!!). The faux greenery garland, ceramic vase and wooden beads are all from Hobby Lobby. The rose fringe blanket was a gift from my mother-in-law from Pier One. Baskets are from Target. Large pillows are from Home Goods


I hope this post gives you some inspiration and motivation to incorporate fabrics into your home decor, even if you don’t sew! XOXO.

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