The entryway is the first area of the home that is seen when a person walks through the door. It’s no wonder there has been a renewed interest in designing this special space! A myriad of inspirational ideas and decor items are available, and while variety can be rewarding, it can also be a tad overwhelming. How much furniture can realistically fit into the space? Should the entryway be painted a different color than the rest of the house? Should it be purely decorative, or will it serve an organizational purpose?
To help answer these questions and more, we’ve collected an assortment of entryway design ideas for you. Take a look at the images below and see what sparks your design imagination. After all, the entryway is a great way for your home to make a first impression!
Entryway Design Styles
Begin by thinking about the decorative style you’d like to convey. For example, if your home has a glamorous vibe, perhaps a mirrored console in the entryway will help set the tone of the house. If comfort is what you’re after, a cushioned bench for seating and some woven baskets for storage may be more appropriate. In the image below, architectural interest is created with an intriguing frame and an assortment of spindled table ornaments. If the entryway is this wonderfully curious, who can wait to see the rest of the house?! [from Atlanta Homes magazine via Greige]
If charm is what you’re after, consider placing a piece of painted furniture in the entryway. A distressed dresser provides a touch of country style and three drawers of storage. Add an antique mirror and a vase of fresh flowers to soften the look. [from MarthaStewart.com]
For a vintage eclectic space, mix retro modern seating with antique pieces. A dash of greenery, such as a fern, adds botanical interest. [from Covet Garden via Interior Design Room]