Make an Entrance With These 10 Entryway Decor Ideas
What’s the best way to make an entrance, so to speak, with design? By sprucing up your entryway! And specifically, transforming blank walls into a statement welcome. You only get one shot to make a first impression, so I'm not exaggerating when I say that a great entryway — including the wall decor — will set the style tone for your whole home.
So whether it’s a foyer up front, a mudroom around back, or an apartment alcove, you want an entrance that rises up to meet you. After all, there’s more to designing a great entry than just topping a console with a few trinkets and a lamp.
Below I'm sharing 10 stylish entryway wall decor ideas alongside overall tips and inspiration for a warm welcome home.
Style a Table
If you have more of a stairway foyer situation, bring in a slim pedestal table and curate an eye-catching vignette. A simple floral arrangement, stacked books, and elegant taper candles make a decorative statement while still leaning understated and classic.
IYKYK: wallpaper is back, and we love the idea of embracing a statement print in a small space, like an entryway. Add a pop of texture with some wall-mounted hooks, and round out the design-forward look with a pop of color (whether via bright florals, eye-catching ottomans, or both).
Mix & Match Patterns
Small spaces are the perfect spot to experiment with bold pattern and color. Consider mixing and matching playful patterns — like a graphic animal print and a soft floral — for a dynamic, interesting entryway moment. Finish the look with a catch-all table and foraged florals.
Keep it Simple
Sometimes, less is more. If you have stunning architectural features in your home, like an ornate wood staircase and eye-catching trim, let those design elements shine in your entryway. Here, the staircase is highlighted with bold black paint, and the tonal light fixture draws the eye up to the beautiful crown moulding.
If your style leans minimal and understated, play with contrast in your entryway to make a statement without veering bold. The above black door, for example, feels just a touch dramatic. Finish the look with a large statement art print and a glamorous chandelier.
Looking for a more original take on your entryway wall decor? Scout local antique or thrift stores for truly one-of-a-kind finds. An heirloom mirror or vintage piece of art adds both history and character to this impression-making space. Pair with modern decor for a layered and lived in feel (words we live by).
Illuminating your space is key to creating a cozy, inviting vibe. Layering in a lamp to your console table is a great place to start. But for an elevated entryway wall decor, mount sconces on either side of artwork or a mirror. It will give your space a *literal* glow up.
Use Elongated Branches
Go outside the norm and transform your entryway wall decor by adding a vase filled with elongated branches to your console or pedestal table. Using greenery is an organic and inspiring way to draw the eye up and take up wall space. You can use dried stems for longevity, or bonus points for foraging branches from your own backyard.
Go All Out With a Gallery Wall
For larger entryways, consider incorporating a gallery wall to showcase your personality with a curated collection of artwork. Feel free to mix and match frames, styles, and sizes, but always remember to source within your overarching color palette for a cohesive vibe.
Hang a Large Mirror
If you have the space for it, a floor-length leaning mirror can really sing in your entryway. Not only does it add a sophisticated scene to your space, it reflects natural light making your entrance seem both bigger and brighter, and allows you to do a quick wardrobe check on your way out to date night.