Entryway decor ideas for your home

Entryway Decor Ideas for Your Home

Your front entrance is one of the first impressions people get of your home. Maximising the aesthetic and functionality of your foyer space can be beneficial to you, your family, and your house guests. This article will walk you through some of the most popular design choices for entryways, and how you can ramp up your entryway decor and function.

neutral color entry way


Functional Design

Entry Door and Windows

Your entry door is what leads into your entryway, so it’s important to have a great looking and operating front door. Entry doors should be made of material that is durable and built to last you through wear and tear. In addition to their protection of the home, entry doors should also be designed to reflect your personality and style.

Windows can be a great functional aspect of your home. If you have windows in your entryway, select styles and window treatments that allow natural light and give you an option for privacy.

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Storage Units

Having adequate storage space in the front area of your house is essential. When your family or your house guests enter, it’s nice to have a place to put your belongings. Coat racks, shoe compartments, or storage compartments to put your things in can be functional and stylish entryway decor. 


Having furniture pieces may suit some front entryways that are larger. Tables or seating areas such as benches or chairs may be a great addition to the front area of your home. This can be perfect for those times when you or a guest needs to sit down and put their shoes on, or leave some items on a table.

Entryway decor bench

Exterior lighting

Exterior lights can be a really important element to have for your home. These lights help your family and guests enter into your home safely and with adequate lighting. Lawn lights can be used to light up the walkway to your entrance, or to shine on your home so that others may see it from the sidewalk and the road.

Aesthetic Design

Wall Decor

Artwork adds a great touch and pizzaz to any space. Wall decor can be used to add a pop of color, or express an aesthetic, taste, or family value. Wall art or art pieces will help fill some of the empty space and bring the area to life or make a creative impression. Mirrors can also be hung as a decorative piece or as a good addition to your front area for those days when you’re racing out the door and need a last minute outfit or hair check.


Having a statement rug can be a great style choice. This can add color, texture, or an aesthetic appeal to your front entrance. When selecting a rug it may also be in your best interest to get one that is water-resistant or low maintenance. This will be particularly important for those rainy and snowy days. 

Entryway decor rug, wall art, and entry door

Accents, Paint and Flooring

Selecting a nice color palette or wall paint will add a nice touch to your foyer. This can be done by adding an accent pattern, a bold color, or selecting a color in-line with your home’s color palette. Likewise, flooring is an important choice to make as well. Choosing the right type of flooring such as tile, hardwood, or rug, as well as color for your entrance will bring your personal design to life.


Plants are a great decoration for front entrances. These can be added to the interior or the exterior of the entryway for a beautiful touch.

Interior Light Fixtures

Choosing the right light fixtures can serve a purely aesthetic purpose, or even a functional one. Selecting hanging light fixtures, chandeliers, and the type of lighting for your front home area can add a welcoming ambiance.

chandelier in entryway

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Written by: Marlena Martin


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