Your entryway is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, which is why you want to make it as beautiful as possible. No matter what type of space you're working with — whether you've got a mudroom, a foyer, or your door opens right into the front staircase — you have an opportunity to make your entryway stylish, functional, and wow-worthy. Get inspired to refresh your space with these photos of stunning entryways in all shapes and sizes. It turns out, something as simple as a fresh coat of paint, a bench, or a funky light fixture can entirely revamp your home. Plus, these areas prove that entryways can be so chic, you'll want to redecorate them just as much as your living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Remember: you only get to make a first impression once. Need more inspiration? We've got your covered with our favorite mudroom ideas, too.
While you might not be willing to embrace the wallpaper trend in a larger room, an entryway or foyer is a great place to try it out. Use a temporary stick-on version if you're still unsure.
2)Add Some Antiques
The painted floor in this entryway makes a serious statement (and one you might not be willing to commit to just yet) — but the antique finds are just as bold. Hit the nearest thrift store to see if you can make someone else's trash your entryway treasure.
3)Hang Some Hooks
You don't need a full mudroom to create order in your home. Instead, hang a few hooks and put a cool bench underneath. Mission accomplished!
The overall style of this pastel entryway requires serious commitment, but the individual decor elements don't. For example, you could incorporate a statement door, wainscoting, or a bold color palette in your home with minimal effort.
5)Funky Light Fixture
We love the way this fun, modern light fixture contrasts with the traditional medallion area rug underneath. There's also something to be said for the mini gallery wall and chic console table (aka, a place for all your tchotchkes!).
6)A Monochrome Moment
Sometimes, more is more. This wallpapered entryway wouldn't be complete without the matching ceiling, wainscoting, and fresh greenery.
Just because your door opens right into your front staircase doesn't mean you can't still make a statement. We love this minimalist bold stripe paired with a faux cowhide rug.
8)Functional Mudroom Entryway
Give guests a place to take off their shoes in style with a practical mudroom that offers seating, storage, and hooks.
9)Include Something Unexpected
An easy way to make guests say "wow" when the enter your home? Include something they'd never expect to see. This zoo-animal bench certainly fits the bill.
This no-frills entryway setup gets the job done. It's got a bench, storage, and hooks — plus, a pretty place up top to display art and flowers.