You probably shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but we think it’s fair to judge a home by its foyer.
Your entryway is the first and last room both you and your guests see, so creating a memorable and inspirational space is the key. Whether you have a grand foyer or a no-frills mudroom, entryway designs should reflect your home’s overall style and personality. So make it a good one!
Consider the entrance hall your opportunity to sweep guests off their feet. Utilize this prominent entrance space to add elegant decor details that will help to elevate the overall ambiance of your home. From high-drama to super-cozy, here are some of our favorite entryways.
Consider what would make this fall run more smoothly for your family: a few extra hooks in the entryway to handle coats and bags, perhaps?
DRAW THE EYES UP
Your entryway is the perfect place to define your style. You can capitalize on wall and ceiling space to bring in some extra style. A statement chandelier and art piece, for example, can give guests an idea of your home’s style.
OFFER A SEAT
One thing that most entryways tend to miss is a place to sit, it gives a convenient place to slip on shoes or sort through the mail when coming and going.
BUILT-IN DOG CRATE
The stylish side entrance / mudroom comes with unique pet storage. Custom built-in dog cage / bed integrated into this renovation with pet in mind with custom chrome design.
REFLECT THE LIGHT
Entryways are notoriously tight in some homes and others can suffer from a lack of light. Bounce some brightness into the entry by utilizing mirrors to reflect light.
UPGRADE YOUR WELCOME MAT
One simple, stylish swap we’d recommend is right at your feet. Upgrade your indoor mat with a colored area rug can set a mood without breaking the bank, and you can even change it seasonally.
EPIC WALL ART
Empty entryway wall? With this red lips wall art, your entryway certainly makes the primary impression of your home as your visitors are passing by.
DEFINE THE SPACE
If you live in an open concept home, a front entryway can be tricky. Defining the space with color and furniture lets visitors know where the entry ends and the home begins.
GO BOLD WITH THE FRONT DOOR
Draw attention to a small space and paint the door to your home an unforgettable color.
PLAY WITH SCALE
Oversize art always sets a tone. Investing in the perfect statement piece pulls together a dramatic entryway that leaves a lasting impression.
CHOOSE A THEME
For a cohesive look, and a first glimpse of your home’s style, chose a unifying look, whether it’s desert-chic or sleek and minimalist. In this case, Hawaiian theme does feel inviting.
When you start thinking of your entryway as a personal space (and not just a place to drop your stuff) you can start to see how visitors feel when they walk through your front door. Focus on comfort and style to make sure your entryway really makes an entrance.