Your entryway isn’t just a place to hang up your coat and shoes. The right entryway design can give your guests a great first impression, put you in the right mindset to face the day on your way out the door, and make you feel right at home after a long day at work. Here are some entryway decorating ideas to help you take your foyer from bare to breathtaking.

Dress Up Your Walls

Decorative mirror with golden molding by door
  • Adding some artwork will liven up your blank wall space and give you a chance to let your creative side out. Consider leaving a variety of small pieces on a table, hanging a collection of vintage paintings or wall scrolls, or defining your space with one large piece. The right entryway décor ideas for you will depend on whether you’d rather give your entryway a modern feel or cultivate a quirkier, more offbeat atmosphere.

  • Hanging decorative mirrors can have an effect similar to displaying artwork, but mirrors can add a little more glamor to your entryway while serving more purposes than simply evoking a great aesthetic. In addition to making just as much of a statement as a display of art pieces, a collection of ornamental mirrors can bring more light into the entryway if angled properly. A larger mirror used as a focal point can also make your entryway seem brighter and more open.

Add Some Color

  • Painting an accent wall in a striking or complementary color can add a sense of energy to your foyer and give you an opportunity to play with color. For an easier project that will still allow you to explore your artistic side, consider painting only half the wall or adding a new shade to the back of your front door.

  • If you don’t feel like making a bold statement but would still like to change up the color scheme of your entryway, think about painting your stair risers to add some eye-catching but understated detail.

Make a Stand with Furniture

  • Furniture will go a long way toward making your entryway seem comfortable and inviting. A table and chairs in a cozy nook by the door can make you and your guests feel right at home.  If you don’t have that much space, a small bench or a chair or two will do just fine. You may also want to think about arranging an end table or cabinet near the door to add some extra storage or display space.

  • More storage is always useful. Adding some small open-front cabinets, small mats that can be left under dirty shoes, a few wall hooks, or a coat rack can help you and your visitors keep your home clean and organized from the moment you walk in the door.

Whether you want to make a good impression, stay organized, or just add a little pizazz, it’s well worth your time and effort to put together the stunning entryway you deserve.

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