Makeover Your Entry for $500 or Less!

HGTV Magazine asked three home influencers to overhaul their entryways on a dime. See how they did it, and shop their affordable finds.

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Organized Foyer With Wallpaper and a Black Door

Colorful Entryway With Storage

HGTV Magazine presents this fun, colorful entry featuring a black door, wallpaper and a storage unit with cubbies and hooks.

Photo by: Stacie Abdallah

Stacie Abdallah

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Whether it's big or small, a home's entry has some very important jobs: It welcomes visitors and sets the design style of the space. HGTV Magazine found three bloggers ready to refresh their welcome-home spots and asked them to create makeover magic for $500 or less. See how they did it.

A Boring Entry Ready for a Makeover

Before: An Unfinished Foyer

HGTV Magazine commissioned home influencers to makeover their entryways.

Photo by: Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

After: Daring and Dramatic

“Working within a budget forces me to think creatively and DIY things I can’t afford,” says Sarah Nelson (@homegirlcreative). She started this makeover in her Portland, Oregon, home by painting her staircase railing black. Then she went big on pattern with temporary wallpaper and checkered floor tiles. (Cutting and laying the tile was the hardest part of the project, she says.) Some of her favorite hats serve as wall decor, which left her room to splurge on the chic armless love seat. “It’s my favorite part of the space.” Total: $418

Green Wallpapered Foyer with Peel and Stick Tiles

A Dramatic Entryway With Wallpaper

HGTV Magazine presents this daring and dramatic entry with green floral wallpaper, an armless loveseat and checkered floors.

Photo by: Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

A Bland White Foyer Ready for a Makeover

Before: Plain White Entryway

HGTV Magazine commissioned home influencers to makeover their entries.

Photo by: Stacie Abdallah

Stacie Abdallah

After: Fresh and Functional

If an entryway doesn’t have storage, it can become an eyesore quickly, says Atlanta–based Stacie Abdallah (@staciesspaces). “I wanted to create an area where everything had a home, but it also had to be pretty because it’s open to the main living area,” she says. She spent most of her budget on items with big impact — the wallpaper and the wall unit — then filled in the rest of the space with fun accents like a potted faux tree. Painting the door black (she had some Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams on hand) makes it look like a designed space, she says. No plain walls here! Total: $486

Organized Foyer With Wallpaper

Colorful Entryway With Storage

HGTV Magazine presents this fun, colorful entry featuring a black door, wallpaper and a storage unit with cubbies and hooks.

Photo by: Stacie Abdallah

Stacie Abdallah

Minimalist Entryway Ready for a Makeover

Before: A Simple Foyer With Tall Ceilings

HGTV Magazine commissioned home influencers to makeover their entries.

Photo by: Rehma Khan

Rehma Khan

After: Warm and Welcoming

Rehma Khan (@thehadylife) has a 20-foot-tall white wall in her Laurel, Maryland, entryway. “High ceilings are nice, but it’s a challenge to fill the space,” she says. To the rescue: a gallery wall of low-cost art. (She made the white piece herself with spackle and paint!) She refinished her existing bench with walnut stain and leftover navy paint, and painted the door for a hint of color (Escape Gray by Sherwin-Williams). The pillows (which she already owned) and Persian-style rug tie it all together. “A proper rug sets the tone, so I budgeted to get a good one,” she says. As a finishing touch, she added a planter and lanterns that used to be in her living room. Total: $330

Stylish Foyer With a Gallery of Art Prints Over a Bench

Vintage-Inspired Entryway With a Gallery Wall

HGTV Magazine presents this stylish entry with a gray door, vintage-inspired art, a pink rug and a Windsor bench.

Photo by: Rehma Khan

Rehma Khan

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