Inviting Entryway: Your Home’s First Impression

When you open the front door, what type of first impression does your home give? Create an inviting entryway with just a few of these ideas that are easy to execute.

Blue Door Creates Inviting EntrywayPhoto by Gordon and Johnson Design


A charming bench is always a good choice for an entryway. It provides a place to sit and put your shoes on before going out the door. And for someone visiting your home, it creates visual appeal. The over-sized alarm clock is a fun touch, too.

Farmhouse Style Entryway with Small BenchPhoto by Fluidesign Studio


This entryway reminds me of my daughter’s new house with its arched doorways. A trio of prints inside the door reflect the owner’s love of artwork. And a handy umbrella stand is both pretty and functional.

Arched Doorway in Historic HomePhoto by Hickox Williams Architects, Inc.


A beautiful front door always creates an inviting entryway and so does a pretty rug on the floor just inside. Note how the homeowner opted for a simple basket to hang on the wall.

Farmhouse Style Entry with Pretty StaircasePhoto by Marcel Page Photography


Do you have a statement piece of furniture that will fit in your entry? Consider moving it so it’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door. It’s sure to put a smile on your face when you get home. A cheery paint color on the door is another great option for perking up your entry.

Traditional Entryway with Salmon Colored DoorPhoto by Adler Design Build


Plants are an inexpensive way to spruce up any room in your home. A topiary stands guard at the door while a matching set of baskets with hydrangeas flank a pretty console table. The mirror reflects light to keep the entry light and bright.

Farmhouse Entry with Baskets and PlantsPhoto by Emma & Eve Interior Design Limited


Show off an art collection by creating a gallery wall in the foyer. Showcase a favorite painting by placing a light above it.

Victorian Style Entryway with Gallery Art WallPhoto by Cynthia Lynn Photography


A farmhouse style foyer sets the tone for the rest of this gorgeous house. A large window in the front door lets in plenty of natural light and a storage bench creates a place to store shoe or boots so there’s less clutter.

Inspiring Entryway with Rustic Farmhouse StylePhoto by Dalgleish Construction Company


Hopefully you gained some fresh ideas to create an inviting entryway. Even a simple plant or flower arrangement is a great start.


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    1. Ilove these foyers!I thankful I have a really nice foyer, with hard wood floors ,original to the house but I had them sanded and re stained years ago ,they are still beautiful. It’s a 1930ish style bungalow home.

  1. All are amazing. I’ve always wanted a foyer to decorate, but it’s not meant to be. My entryway is only large enough for artwork on the walls and a rug on the floor, so I do that. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas.

  2. Now i am wondering what i can do to have one as pretty as one of these, lol! Thanks Jennifer.

  3. Yes, great ideas. My foyer is tiny, but I am able to get a umbrella stand, and a thin foyer table with vibrant prints over it from our honeymoon n St. Croix in it, so I think it makes a pretty good first impression. Have a great week, Jennifer.