Accessorize Your Front Entry
A home's entryway shouldn't be an afterthought. Entryway ideas can be as warm and welcoming as any other part of the house, greeting guests and beckoning them to come in and make themselves at home. We've rounded up some of our favorite foyers to show off how these small spaces can express big hospitality.
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Just a Taste
A pink door sets the tone for this wildly eclectic home. As you walk up the entryway steps, you're welcomed with a bright patterned rug, a faux fur bench, and a slim console table overflowing with houseplants. Finished with a modern gold light fixture and vintage-inspired wall art, this front entry decor reflects the homeowner's vibrant personality.
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A Bit of a Butler
The slimmest possible entryway table—supported by graceful iron legs—stands at the ready, hoping to catch keys or a cup of coffee. A wall mirror echoes its curlicue lines but delights with an out-of-the-blue chalky hue. A tote or backpack can slip inconspicuously underneath for easy pick-up or drop-off. Consider topping the small table with a thin tray meant for collecting keys, wallets, and other necessities.
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Small but Mighty
A small stretch of wall between two doors in this entryway could've easily been overlooked and ignored, but functional artwork and a singular chair give it purpose and presence, practically asking people to stop for a moment and take a look around. Guests will likely use this resting stop as a place to sit down and remove their shoes, so be sure to have a rug under the chair and a waterproof shoe tray nearby. An entryway hanging organizer provides cubbies for each family members, making it easier to get out the door quick.
Create an Easy Entryway Wall Organizer
Turn a bookcase into beautiful entryway organizer with these simple steps. We'll show you how to take advantage of every storage compartment from the floor to the ceiling. Helpful labels helps keep everything in order throughout the year.
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At Each Turn
Every few steps in this eclectic entryway, there's something new to behold. Note that the wood-plank flooring is laid to resemble a rug runner, directing the eye down the hallway to the staircase. Along the way, you'll pass by a corner table laden with a sculpture and a minimalist Lucite table levitating beneath a piece of industrial metal salvage.
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For a busy family, a smart entryway wall organizer is crucial. Here, a set of built-in cubbies come equipped with hooks, overhead cabinets, baskets, and pull-out drawers. The base of the unit even extends to form an entryway bench made for sitting and lacing up shoe laces. With enough organization systems, every coat, backpack, purse, and shoe has a place to help keep this family of four in line.
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Fun With Wallpaper
Too many front entry decor ideas are heavy on the furniture. If you lack the floor space for a seating area but still want to make a statement, focus on the walls. In this home, dotted wallpaper makes this easy-to-miss entryway a standout feature in the home. Make sure there's at least a drop zone for keys and wallets nearby to reduce clutter, but don't overcrowd a small space with too much bulk.
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A Place for Everything
A wall brimming with bright and colorful coats, bags, and scarves lurks just to the right of the equally cheery front door, poised to collect outerwear and shoes from every member of the family. Having plenty of hooks for jackets, a spot for keys and sunglasses, a clip for outgoing mail, and an entryway bench for putting on or taking off shoes means that all of these activities can take place in a snug slice of space. Bonus: An entryway hanging organizer is an inexpensive fix to a cluttered home.
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This vignette packs a lot of punch in just a sliver of space, as pieces with Oriental flavor gather just inside the front door. The chest of drawers provides surreptitious storage as well as a landing spot for mail, keys, or a cup of coffee. Having an entryway organizer with a mirror is crucial for those who like getting one last glimpse of their outfit before heading out for work or school.
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A long cabinet like this may one time have lived in a dining room meant for hosting buffet spreads and parties. Today, it waits in the entryway holding important, out-the-door necessities like an umbrella or spare keys. Consider rehabbing unused furniture in your home for the entryway. A fresh coat of paint can make it look brand new.
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A dresser-and-mirror combo in this foyer resembles a bedroom vanity, with its abundant storage and boudoir lamps. It allows one last check of hair, makeup, and outfit in bright, natural light before dashing out the door. If needed, the top drawers may hold an extra tube of makeup or a small can of hairspray. Entryway ideas that help you when you're rushing to get out the door are always worth the planning.
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Entryway ideas for small spaces can be hard to come by, but even a narrow hallway hemmed in by a staircase can host a small display. Here, a narrow runner ushers people down the hallway past a pretty sight, a demilune table of wood and glass cradling a few small knickknacks. Framed artwork gathers overhead.
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On the Wild Side
Touches of the exotic rev up this front entry, where a Dutch door—painted red on the exterior, white on the interior—gives way to a foyer wide enough for a console table stacked with red-lacquer boxes and Chinese vases. A zebra-print ottoman fits snug underneath the entryway table for a fierce touch. The boxes may look to be decorative, but inside, they can be used to store clutches, a charging station, or anything else you may need.
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Full of Grace
If elegance is what you're aiming for, take a look at this stunning interior entrance design. Gorgeous traditional wainscoting anchors a demilune table in rich wood. The entryway table hoists a bowl overflowing with hydrangeas and a chorus of silver candlesticks, which echo the glint and glimmer of the mirror behind. Such a gracious way to welcome visitors into a home!
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It looks like a linen-skirted table awaiting the mail and other just-in-the-door deliveries, but those flax-hued drapes conceal ingenious storage for shoes and boots. On top, rows of large PVC tubing holds flats, sneakers, and flip flops while below tall storage perfectly fits winter boots. It corrals all footwear in one place and keeps the family from tracking mud and leaves throughout the house.
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Touch of Romance
It’s no surprise that this round-top door—which looks straight out of a fairy tale—opens to reveal an entryway dressed as sumptuously as a princess. An amber glass chandelier casts warm light over a cozy entryway bench, lushly trimmed curtains, and low stool plumped with a velvet pillow. An entryway this inviting is perfect for a homeowner who loves to entertain.
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Suited in Scale
Some entryways come with awkward corners, small niches, or oblong hallways. Here, the homeowners had to decide what to do with a boxy cutout, and decided on a lovely, statement-making entryway bench. A boxy velvet-and-wood settee, oversize round mirror, and stretched-tall paneling fits the bill of this grandeur space; all are just as roomy in scale as the entryway itself.
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A Country Corner
An extra-wide foyer lets this little corner blossom into a cozy window seat bathed in natural light. Like any good entryway bench, this one is long enough to fit more than one guest and even has space underneath to house a basket for seasonal wear. A bamboo table snugged on one side holds a metal-shaded lamp, which can illuminate the space once the sun fades away.