Entryways that are anything but cluttered or boring
Small home entryways often get overlooked, even though they set the tone for guests. This space can even impact your mood for the day as you leave the house.
Luckily, even the smallest entryways can be clean, organized, and nicely decorated. Get inspiration for your home from the small entryway ideas below.
Piles of coats and cluttered shoes in a small entryway can be a huge source of stress for homeowners. Get inspired by these entryway organization tools that double as decor.
1. Organization Nook
An organization nook includes a seating bench with storage baskets, a long shelf, and wall hooks for hanging coats and backpacks. Add decorative throw pillows to complete the look.
2. Cubby Cubes
Cubby cubes are great for large families with kids. Use them to store shoes, backpacks, keys, or even display your favorite decor. Add storage baskets to keep clutter hidden.
3. Coat Rack
A coat rack is a must for an organized entryway, especially if yours doesn’t have a coat closet. Consider the following types of coat racks for your front room:
Wooden peg coat rack
Standing coat rack
Simple wall hooks
Entryway Decorating Ideas by Style
Let your personal interior design style shine while maximizing your space with these entryway decor ideas.
4. Farmhouse Chic
Add a touch of farmhouse chic to your entryway by incorporating a combination of these design and decor elements:
Light wood side table
A basket and throw blanket
A patterned rug, mat, or stair runner
5. Modern Monochrome
Incorporate these ideas into your entryway for a fresh and modern look:
Dark hardwood floors
Black front door
Black iron light pendant
Black furniture with white accents
A gray area rug
Greenery for a pop of color
White shiplap accent wall
6. Cozy Minimalist
Less is more when it comes to minimalist decor, and it goes a long way in a small space. If this is your style, keep it simple with a coat rack, a small bench, and some greenery. Make your minimalist entryway cozier by adding string lights and decorative candles.
7. Bold, Bright, and Colorful
If you don’t love neutral colors and minimalist designs, bright colors and eclectic decor might be more your speed. Pick two bright shades of complementary colors and use one for your walls and the other for your front door. Tie it together with an accent table, vibrant flowers, and unique decor.
Entryway Wall Decor Ideas
The walls of your foyer are a great space for adding homey decor, especially in smaller entryways where space is limited.
8. Partial Accent Wall
Utilize the wall space in your entryway with a partial accent wall. This can be done with a strip of wallpaper, paint, or something three-dimensional like this wooden slat wall. Finish the look with a hanging mirror and sideboard for added storage.
9. Photo Wall
Your family makes your house a home. Create a warm and welcoming front room by displaying your favorite family photos in a row of matching frames or a large mismatched gallery wall.
A piece of artwork has the power to evoke emotion while also tying a space together aesthetically. Add a piece of artwork to your entryway that makes you feel happy, calm, or motivated whenever you leave or come home.
11. Round Mirror
Round mirrors are a trendy piece of decor that can help a room appear brighter and larger by reflecting light. Added bonus: you can conveniently check your teeth, hair, and makeup one last time before leaving the house.
Floor Ideas for Your Entryway
The floor space in your home entrance is just as much of a blank canvas as your walls. Use these entryway floor ideas to create a trendy and welcoming front door area you’ll love.
12. Decorative Rug
A decorative area rug can bring personality to any room of the house. Choose one with a colorful, cheeky pattern for a playful and charming vibe. Or, pick a classic design for elegance and sophistication.
13. Patterned Flooring
Tile or laminate floors are great for entryway rooms because they are easy to clean. The downside is that they can feel plain depending on the type of flooring. Spice up your floors with a pattern that fits your unique taste. Use a stencil and paint or vinyl peel and stick adhesives.
14. A Welcoming Doormat
Make guests feel welcome with a personalized doormat. From simple phrases like “Welcome” to custom designs that include a funny quote or the family name, doormats are an inexpensive way to add personality to your space. Layer it with a larger patterned mat to complete the look.
Trendy tables are an entryway staple. Not only can they be used to display more decor, but a table with drawers is the perfect spot to securely drop off your keys, wallet, and other knickknacks without the clutter.
15. Small Side Table
A small side table is all you need if your entryway is short on space. Use the table’s surface to add small decor pieces, such as a lamp, a flower vase, or a framed photo. The drawers can be used as extra storage to keep a small entryway clutter-free.
16. Repurposed Accent Tables
Decorating your entryway doesn’t have to be a costly project. Instead of buying a new side table, repurpose an old dresser, chest, or trunk. Or, do a DIY flip with a thrift store find.
Other Trendy Decor Ideas for Small Entryways
Welcome guests to your home with these stylish decor ideas.
17. Oversized Mirror
If you have the space, the entryway is the perfect place for a trendy oversized mirror. Not only do mirrors make a small space look larger, but an oversized mirror allows you to do a quick, final look-over of your outfit before leaving the house.
18. Exterior Decorations
If your entryway space is limited, use the space outside your front door to make a welcoming first impression. Add a personalized doormat, a seasonal wreath, or even a bench to put on your shoes or enjoy on a nice day.
19. Classic Chandelier
In small spaces, it’s important to draw eyes up towards the ceiling to make a room appear larger. One way to do this is with an eye-catching, clear glass or crystal chandelier. Alternatively, opting for a solid-colored light pendant will break up the space and make the ceiling appear shorter than it actually is.
20. Bold Front Door Color
Don’t be afraid to pick a bold front door color just because you have a small foyer. A bold color, light or dark, won’t necessarily make your entryway appear smaller. Instead, it will give the small space a bright and lively feel.
21. Stained Glass Windows
Play into your small entryway and make it cozy by adding unique stained glass windows. Pull in surrounding colors from the walls, floors, and decor.