Though sometimes overlooked when it comes to decorating, entryways are important spaces in our home essential to setting the overall tone of our space. When thoughtfully designed, entryways can help to bring a welcoming ambiance to our home that will leave a lasting impression on friends and visitors. We’ve compiled a few helpful tips to teach you how to decorate an entryway so your home can be guest-ready in no time.
When it comes to entryways, a great rule of thumb is to put your best “furniture” foot forward. Whether it’s a pair of stunning lamps or a unique mirror, if you have a “wow” piece, an entryway is a great place to show it off. Showcasing statement pieces in your entryway can leave a lasting impression on guests and can set a stylish tone for your entire home.
Not all entryways are created equally, and every home isn’t blessed with a giant front foyer. If your entryway is on the smaller side, a great way to make a big impression is with oversized wall art or decor. Though logic tells us you’d avoid using a large piece in a small space, when it comes to decorating an oversized piece that fills the entire space can feel right at home. Whether you have a giant painting or a large mirror, your huge piece can create a huge statement in your entryway.
Equal parts decorative and functional, mirrors are essential pieces in entryways. The functionality of mirrors comes into play when we are leaving the house, allowing us to double check our appearance. However, mirrors’ decorative qualities help to make your space appear larger and more open. To really up the “wow factor” choose an interesting shape for your mirror. For more inspiration on decorating with mirrors, read our blog post here.
If you’re a fan of photography or have a killer collection of art you’re dying to display, gallery walls are a no-brainer when it comes to filling up an empty wall in your entryway. To help you design your gallery wall we’ve got all the inspiration you’ll need here, and a guide to hanging wall art here.
For more inspiration on how to decorate an entryway, check out our curated Bold Entrance design idea.
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