How to Create a Welcoming Entry Way

They say you only have one chance to make a great first impression. The same can be said for your home so why not create a welcoming entry way for friends and guests? I turned to Houzz for a variety of examples to add style and warmth to your foyer or mud room.

Farmhouse Entry by Acton Home Builders KISTLER & KNAPP BUILDERS

This bright and elegant entry way makes a memorable first impression.

Rather than load the walls with photos and trinkets, a simple wallpaper adds pattern and interest.


Farmhouse Entry by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company

Mmm. So much I love about this entry way! I love the finish on the front door with its big window.

Inside, a Swedish bench greets visitors beneath a gilded mirror.

The wood ceiling adds warmth and rusticity against the white paneled walls.


Traditional Entry by Westfield General Contractors Anthony James Construction

A roomy entry way allows plenty of space for storage and seating.

Charm is added with architectural details like a Dutch door, lots of small windows, and trim work on the walls.


Traditional Entry with Impact Wall

How about something completely different like a purple painted wall?

Not a color I would normally choose, but in this space, it works!


Traditional Entry by Boston Interior Designers & Decorators Rachel Reider Interiors

Sometimes less is more. In this space, adornment is kept to a minimum, allowing the gorgeous double doors and beautiful staircase railing to take center stage.


Beach Style Entry by Beverly Interior Designers & Decorators Siemasko + Verbridge

Want to give your guests something to remember when they step into your home?

Hang something unusual from the ceiling like, I don’t know, a fish maybe?


Farmhouse Dining Room

If you have a large enough entry way, you can turn it into another room altogether.

This couple uses their foyer for a dining room.

Note they still have plenty of space to devote to the entry way.


Entry by Beverly Interior Designers & Decorators Siemasko + Verbridge

Some entry ways are so grandiose that their architectural detailing speaks for itself.

But even if your foyer is humble, you can add a statement door to create a welcoming entry way.


Traditional Entry by Laguna Hills Interior Designers & Decorators Peg Berens Interior Design LLC

If you don’t have a lot of space for built-ins, add a simple catch-all piece for coats and hats.

This piece of furniture is both functional and aesthetically appealing.


Farmhouse Entry by Austin Lighting Illuminations

One last beautiful entry way to inspire you!

A simple bench greets visitors, but I especially love the door and the window treatment.

The stair railing is unique and shares the color of the front door.

Were you able to gain some ideas for creating a welcoming entry way? I sure hope so!

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