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Spruce Up Your Entryway

The entryway to a home is the equivalent of a first impression, but it’s typically neglected and left for last when it comes to decorating. However, when we eventually get around to doing something with the space we’re all tapped out of ideas. This is where we come in, we’re helping you spruce up your entryway with several, fun and fresh ideas. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression, right?

Layered and Lived-in

When you’re thinking about upgrading your entryway always think about what kind of impression you want to make. Going for that lived-in look really adds warmth and comfort, think about a side table right when you walk in the door, add a few baskets for odds and ends- mail, keys, hats and scarves etc. Not all homes come with mudrooms and sometimes the front door is all we’ve got to work with, so try keeping a decorative basket or bin near the door for muddy shoes during the long winter months. Finish off the look by leaning framed artwork against the walls, who really needs to hang pictures anyway? Then again, we do love a good gallery wall!

Bold and Beautiful

There is nothing better than ushering guests in with lots of color. We recently wrote a great post on working with color, if you’re feeling daring you should check it out here. But let’s start with baby steps- your entryway. It’s typically a smaller space so let’s start with the flooring. Is there anything you can do to dress it up? Area rugs with bold prints and colors are perfect for breaking up the space and if you go with a darker color you can hide footprints and dirt. If you have the budget, think about laying down a checkered pattern with tiles or linoleum for a fun pattern. Wall color is a budget-friendly way to dress things up. Adding trim along the ceiling and/or floors can create clean lines and help to break up bold colors if you find yourself on the fence.


Colorful and Quirky

Similar to the section above, don’t be afraid to bring in color! If you consider yourself more of an out of the box individual take some risks with this part of your home. Give things a quirky look with fun accessories like colorful storage cans or bring out your wild side with a Paka Sculpture. If you have a more open entryway try placing a round table in the center of the space for an old-world feel.

Rustic Roots

Welcome guest into you home with a rustic look, this is a pretty popular style and when done well it can really add a rich look to any home. Now we don’t want to start nailing up the wood paneling, but worn benches next to the front door can really help to make a statement. Accent the space with wire baskets and a coat rack. Keep the colors more neutral and add mirrors for even more lighting. Think about adding a small gallery wall and bring in older photos of family members to complete the look.

Having the right entryway decor sets the tone for your entire home. As the first thing people see when they come through the door, it instantly impacts their mood. You want your home to feel welcoming, warm, and inviting to all. Make it a personalized space full of beautiful and friendly home accents that encourage people to stay a while and give your family a refreshing breath that says "I'm home" at the end of a long day.

Even in small spaces, you can decorate your entryway in a way that reflects you. The spot can be both artistic and functional and as elaborate or simple as you want. By using the furniture and accents that accentuate your home, you bring in a sense of belonging and togetherness and get to show off your style.

There are many ways you can elevate your current entryway. From using mirrors, bringing in small pieces of furniture, hanging wall art, and more, it's time to get creative. Keep reading to learn a few ways you can increase the delightful space in your house, and check out a few of our favorite products to make it happen.

Entryway Decor Ideas

Below you'll find a list of ideas for decorating your entryway or foyer. This area in your house may have limited space, but you can optimize it for the best use and tremendous style. Just a few new additions can make a significant difference. You don't have to bring everything, so pick your favorites based on what works best in your entryway and let's start decorating today.

Add a Console Table

A console table is a piece of furniture that you place directly against the wall. They're usually long, rectangular, and have less depth than other tables throughout the home. Adding this to your front hall allows you to add entryway decor for your home, like tabletop accents, such as small sculptures, greenery, and catch-all dishes to the surface. This creates an area that's both personal and functional.

Toss your keys, work badge, or sunglasses on the console table so your items are easy to reach whenever you have to walk out the door. Even better, many console tables feature drawers and shelving, giving you a neat place to organize school books the kids may need to grab quickly in the morning, use small storage bins to organize items like pens, small notebooks, or even extra socks in a place you can get to fast and don't want to be strewn about the house.

The Bay Creek Console Table is a great example for entryways that have plenty of space. You'll notice the ample storage solutions, including both drawers and cabinets. If you don't need the extra storage and are big on the glam look in a smaller space, try the Majaci Glass Console Table for an elegant and sophisticated look.

For smaller spaces in apartments, condos, and townhouses that can still benefit from an entryway table but can't accommodate large statement pieces, more compact options like the Artisans Accent Console offer the best of both worlds, with drawers, shelving, cabinets, and a length of just 32 inches.

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entryway furniture ideas
entryway furniture

Hang a Mirror

Hanging a mirror by the front door is a way to make the space look brighter and larger while also giving you the perfect place to do a final hair, clothing, and makeup check before you leave the house for the day. With the reflective properties of mirrors, light rays will bounce throughout the space, providing a sense of welcoming illumination.

You can use a large, traditional mirror if space allows, like the Sierra Mirror in Brown, or opt for a more decorative and fashionable addition like the Callie Mirror, which matches the Majaci Glass Console table perfectly.

hang a mirror in your entryway
a mirror for your entryway

Bring In a Bench

Having a bench near your entryway is an excellent way to tie form and function together. If you're also using a console table, place the bench on the opposite wall should space allow. If you choose to use a bench only, it's still a great option. You can hang mirrors and wall art above the bench for an added decorative touch.

Benches are great for those who are always on the go, especially if you have kids. It gives little bodies a place to sit and slip on their shoes as they come and leave the house or lace up the cleats for practice. It's also a great spot to place snow or rain boots under for those days when the weather calls for, without rummaging through closets to find what you need.

For something simple and neutral, try the Miami Bench in Gray. It's more of a minimalist piece that's straight to the point. The Crosby Storage Bench is a fantastic option if you're looking for a bench with the most storage possible. With a cushioned seating area and lift-top function, place extra phone chargers and USB cords you may need to grab last minute inside.

For a perfectly neutral bench that gives ample seating room and has hidden storage, the charming Bay Creek High Back Bench with Storage in Chalk White is another piece to consider.

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entryway bench ideas
entryway bench with storage

Use Home Accents to Personalize the Space

There are many ways to add a personalized touch to your entryway. You can place items on your new console table or hang wall art in the hallway for something easy on the eyes, giving your space an immediate sense of style.

For tabletop items, functional pieces that are also undoubtedly trendy, consider something like the Charline Set of 2 Boxes. A statement all on their own with their bright and shiny appearance, use them to store car keys, watches, and more neatly.

Other entryway decor ideas include adding decorative vases, tabletop sculptures, and more for a slightly more formal look but just as inviting. Try the set of Dimitra Ceramic Vases in addition to the Charline Boxes to mix and match heights and shapes, creating a seamless look.

Adding decorative candleholders is a great way to go if you want your entryway to look cozy. You can use candles in your favorite scent that welcome people into your home. Light them for special occasions and gatherings or on those darker nights when you want an added touch of "snuggle me up." The Riad Candleholder in Bronze gets the job done.

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home accents for entryway
home accent

Use Faux Greenery

Entryway decor that includes some greenery makes the area feel light and refreshing. Using faux greenery is an excellent choice since you don't have to worry about wilted petals, dirty water, or plant maintenance.

Try smaller pieces like Glory Orchid placed on your console table, or place a larger plant like the Tree Topiary Preserved Boxwood in the corner near the doorway to accomplish this pleasing look.

faux greenery for entryway
faux greenery

Place a Rug On the Floor

Using a rug as part of your entryway decor adds an immediate relaxing vibe to the area. The colors and designs allow you to choose something that matches your home's personality and theme and also act as a way to stop dirt from trekking into the house as people come and go.

Smaller rugs are generally best in entryways and foyers to make the space manageable. You want to leave a few inches on each side so the area doesn't look cramped. If you have furniture in the area, the area rug should reach at least 3 inches behind the front legs of your console table or bench.

You can get an eclectic piece with a pop of color, like the Sonoma Rug, or stick to a more neutral tone with a rug like the Abbington Rug in Gray.

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area rugs

Hang Wall Art

Now that you have the basics covered, from rugs on the floor to tables and benches on the walls, you may have a blank space on the wall that makes the area seem empty. Here, you can use wall hangings and artwork to make a difference. Add calming canvases of oceans and landscapes and bold abstract artwork if you want to get something really different or something cute and artsy.

Try this Kierlett Wall Art piece, the Fabiana Wall Art in Gold, or the Dyani Wall Art Set of 4 as your final touch.

artwork for entryway
wall art for entryway
wall art

Shop Mor Furniture for Less Today

Now that you have a few key entryway decor ideas, it's time to start shopping! We have you covered at Mor Furniture for Less, floor to ceiling. We have everything from comfy rugs for under your feet, to seating, storage solutions, and brilliant touches like tabletop decor and wall art.

With our double-the-difference guarantee* you can shop knowing you're getting the best deals in town without sacrificing style.