Our small entryway received a spring refresh, and I owe all the inspiration to my nearly natural artificial olive tree. I’m excited to share the perfect tree for small entryways or other tight spots in your home. Olive trees seem to be a hot ticket item these days, but searching for a good dupe can be hard if you are left sweeping the internet. That’s why I am so excited to share Nearly Natural with you today!
This post was done in collaboration with Nearly Natural. All opinions shared are 100% my own.
The New Fiddle Leaf Fig
I read somewhere recently that olive trees are the new fiddle leaf figs. Photos of these smaller leaf plants are popping up more and more. I’m a huge fan of fiddle leaf figs, but the delicate foliage of an olive tree brings a whole different vibe.
Nearly Natural Faux Olive Tree Specifics
Height: 82 In.
Depth: 16 In.
Width: 24 In.
Pot Size: H: 5 In. W: 6 In. D: 6 In.
Small Entryway Refresh
In the past, I have used a bench and wooden crates as foundational pieces in our small entryway. The decor items would pretty much stay the same. I would just switch out pillow covers, throw blankets, signs, and florals depending on the season/holiday.
With spring quickly approaching, I was itching for change, and so I did what we all do and scoured Pinterest and google images for entryway inspiration. Photos I had shared of our small entryway were some of the images I happened upon 😀 When this new olive tree arrived from Nearly Natural it’s slender shape ignited a new vision.
Perfect Tree For Small Entryways
In my last post, I touched on how foliage, whether real or faux, brings instant warmth to any space. Remember, when in doubt, just plop in a plant! (Side note: this faux olive tree is a magnificent fake, by the way! It’s trunk appears so natural, I couldn’t believe it.) It dawned on me that adding a plant or tree to my entryway would surely amp up a cozy welcome into our home. Not to mention, olive trees historically stand for peace and friendship! Seems like a perfect fit to me <3
We had a small round mirror hanging to the right of the shelf before, but I came across an image on Pinterest showing a large rectangular mirror that sparked my interest immediately. I was instantly excited, because I already owned a good sized floor mirror. There ended up being the perfect amount of space beside the existing shelf to place the mirror and couple it with the new olive tree. I added the wood tray as a base to the mirror, so hanging it isn’t necessary. The natural wood adds it’s own warmth and texture too.
I wanted functionality to remain, so I left the shelf and hooks from the previous design. It’s crazy how by just removing the bench and adding this nearly natural olive tree completely changed the overall esthetic. I LOVE it!
Before and After
Don’t be discouraged if you too have a small entryway. I never even decorated mine for the first ten years in this house. It just seemed non-existent. But, now our small entryway is one of my favorite spaces to style as the seasons change. I hope you found this blog post inspiring. Nearly Natural is a wonderful source for silk and artificial flowers, artificial plants, and faux trees. I have another order arriving from them soon! If you want a sneak peek as to what’s coming next, click here.
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke