36 Absolutely Stunning Entryway Ideas That You’ll Love


Everyone wants a stunning entryway that will greet their guests with an inviting presence. Whether you have a spacious entryway or a more minimal nook, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the variety of ways you can create a beautiful entryway. The possibilities for creating an inviting foyer are virtually endless when it comes to adding color, texture, and accessories.

Consider adding an oversized mirror, an art gallery wall, a colorful rug, statement lighting, and natural greenery to create a dynamic entrance. Opt for a mix of materials, from traditional to modern, to give the space a distinct personality. With a little creativity and imagination, you can easily create a stunning and welcoming entryway.

Don’t be afraid to be creative and experiment with different styles — your entryway should be a reflection of your own personality! Continue below to get some amazing entryway inspiration.

1. Install a bold, statement door. From a brightly painted color to beautifully carved wood, replacing your current door with something new and exciting will create an eye-catching entryway.

2. Hang a collection of wall art or mirrors. Grouping a few pieces of art or mirrors together will create a classic and timeless look that will be sure to impress.

3. Use a dramatic rug. Choose a colorful rug with a bold pattern to make a striking first impression.

4. Add a unique bench. A unique bench adds an extra layer of style and comfort.

5. Create a beautiful tabletop vignette. Gather a few of your favorite pieces together and create a beautiful vignette that will add a touch of personality.

6. Find a creative way to illuminate your entrance. Having a unique light fixture or lantern in your entryway adds a touch of sophistication and welcome.

7. Incorporate tiles or wallpaper. Create a statement with tiles or wallpaper, the perfect addition to any entryway.

8. Add a console table. A console provides a purposeful place to store your keys, mail, and other small items while creating a stylish and organized look.


1. Elegant Foyer. Make a statement entry in your home with crisscrossing hardwood and tile flooring. The entry console table is an antique. The beautiful front doors are custom designed. (via Rogan Allen Builders)


2. A Grand Entry. This beautiful retreat on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire features a light-filled, two-story foyer. The flooring features tile mixed with wood. On the left, custom built-ins offer plenty of storage for outdoor gear, while on the right there is a bench for taking off shoes. (via TMS Architects)


3. Country Home. This floor is original to the house and is 200-year-old pine. There is actually no stain on the floor, only polyurethane to seal it. The front door is 6′-8″ tall and the ceiling height is 8′-4″ high. The door was done by Manley Woodworking out of Poughquag and the hardware was from Ball and Ball Hardware Reproduction out of PA. A door company such as Simpson Door should be able to build a door very similar to this one. The side lite window is 1′-6″ wide by 4′-2″ high. The whole unit to the base molding is 6′-6″ high. The trim is White Dove by Benjamin Moore. The side table was an antique found by Red Square Studio, Inc. and the Demijohn Glass Vases can be found online. (via Crisp Architects)


4. Modern And Elegant. The Monaco Console is from Weego Home in California, 72″W x 18″D x 30″H. The green ottomans accenting either side of the entry console are from Bungalow Classic in Atlanta. The beautiful area rug is the Tides Meadowbrook from Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. The walls are painted in Bleeker Beige HC-80 | Benjamin Moore and the trim is Sherwin Williams – Alabaster sw7008. The ceiling height is around 9’6″. The stairs are approximately 40″W and the hall is between 6′ and 7′ wide. (via Brian Watford Interiors)



5. Modern Farmhouse Foyer. This custom home is located in the Tree Section of Manhattan Beach, California. Double doors, sidelights, and transom windows help to flood this space with natural light. The herringbone pattern defines the entry and makes it feel inviting, while the straight pattern in the hallway is more purposeful, leading people further into the house. It also creates contrast which helps to break up the space, making it appear more interesting and dynamic. (via David Watson Architects)


6. Historic Home Entry. This chic and modern foyer makes a grand entrance with its striking black arched plank front door. The eye-catching Jonathan Adler Jacques Bench, topped off with a black border pillow, stands out against the wood herringbone flooring and creates a stylish, inviting atmosphere for this 100-year-old Los Angeles home owned by Drew Scott from the Property Brothers. (via Breeze Giannasio Interiors)


7. Elegant Colonial. This formal entryway creates an inviting and luxurious atmosphere with the use of a few simple elements. The oriental carpet adds to the sophistication and creates a sense of warmth, while the black metal console tables provide an edgy contrast and an air of modernity. The oversized round gilded wood mirrors bring an extra layer of elegance and refinement. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Wind’s Breath OC-24 and the trim is Benjamin Moore Cloud White OC-130. The floors are original to the house -the stain is 50% dark walnut and 50% ebony. (via PS & Daughters)


8. French Country Cottage. The floors of this inviting entry are custom, tumbled-stone cobbles, sealed with custom-shaded mortar. The Serra Stone Corp. fabricated the cobbles. The width of this hallway is 7 feet. On the walls is a Venetian plaster in a custom buff color, applied over regular drywall by an artist. The Hasselt Gold Wall Sconces are by Aidan Gray. (via Barnes Vanze Architects)


9. Modern Farmhouse Style. The natural wood stainer French doors were custom made and the hardware is from Rocky Mountain. The floor is 7″ wide white oak with just a linseed oil that has a whitewashed grey to it, no urethane — Palermo Massive by Bella Cita Flooring. The walls and ceiling are white painted pine tongue and groove from Buffalo Lumber. The room dimensions of this foyer is about 10 feet square and the ceilings are 12 feet tall. (via Sterling Ridge Custom Home Builder)


10. American Arts and Crafts. This stunning entry features custom stained glass. The interior woodwork of this craftsman style features cherry with maple and walnut accents. The walls were finished with a custom color and overglaze. The wall texture is a light pull-trowel finish. (via TKP Architects)


11. Bright And Airy Farmhouse. A welcoming entryway in this Prior Lake, Minnesota home opens to a cozy living room. The gorgeous wood beams are by Distress City Millwork. A bench provides seating for removing shoes. See the rest of this incredible home tour: Dreamy modern farmhouse nestled on a bluff overlooking Prior Lake. (via Sustainable Nine Design + Build)


12. Beach Style Entry. Discover the beauty of this home – when you enter, you’ll be intrigued by the stunning combination of shiplap walls and ceilings, offset with a brilliant blue barn door and abstract ocean theme art. Feel a sense of calm and relaxation as you take in the atmosphere, and experience the perfect blend of coastal design and modern style. (via The Guest House Studio)


13. Refined Rusticity. The walls are a custom mixed plaster. The console table is an antique workbench. It was purchased through Garden Court Antiques. The light fixture was designed custom for this space and Urban Electric Co manufactured it. The custom mirror is made of oak and stained in an ebony finish. The floors are limestone and sourced from Exquisite Surfaces. See the rest of this sensational home: California wine country farmhouse designed with timeless details. (via Jute Interior Design)


14. Elegant Foyer. This elegant and luminous entryway features soaring ceilings that create a sense of grandeur, while the travertine flooring adds a touch of sophistication. (via Landmark Custom Builder & Remodeling)


15. Coastal Chic Entry. As you walk through the doorway of this charming lake house in Minnesota, a wave of warmth and comfort washes over you. The wood floors and colorful rug give the entryway a warm and inviting feel. A built-in bench provides the perfect place to kick off your shoes, with hooks conveniently placed above for coats and purses. A console table and stylish accent pieces complete the look. Perfectly finishing off the space is the Quorum Chandelier by Currey and Company, adding a touch of refinement to the entryway. (via Hendel Homes)


16. Lakeside Cottage Entry. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige 7036 and the casework is Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17. The console table is from Hickory Chair and can be purchased from Vivid Home. The flooring is a white oak rift and quartered custom stain. The light fixture was sourced from Muska Lighting. Tour the rest of this gorgeous home: Refined lakeshore cottage boasting serene views of Lake Minnetonka. (via Ron Brenner Architects)


17. Sophisticated Foyer. This grand entryway displays a combination of sophistication, elegance, and luxury. The flooring is a modern take on a classic pattern; black and white checkered marble tiles. Spanning two stories high, crisp white walls serve as a backdrop to a wall of various-sized mirrors. (via Wittmann Building Corporation)


18. Large Entry Mirror. The oversized custom mirror in this foyer has been designed to capture the scale of the space, with its 11-foot ceiling. The antique edging of the mirror adds a timeless and classic touch to the space. Not only does this mirror draw attention to the overall size of the foyer, but it also reflects light throughout the room, helping to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for anyone who enters. The antique rug in the foyer introduces texture and color. The wooden shoe box adds a collected element and a hint of sophistication to the contemporary console table. The shiplap walls also add texture. The light fixture is the Savoiardi Chandelier from Burke Decor. (via Interiors by Herlong)


19. Gorgeous Traditional Style. The wall color is Bleeker Beige HC-80 | Benjamin Moore, while the trim color is Navajo White OC-95 – Benjamin Moore. The oak hardwood floors are stained in Dark Walnut 1358 | Benjamin Moore. (via James Traynor Custom Homes)


20. Stylish Front Entry. The inviting foyer creates an opportunity for guests to pause and take in the beauty of the paneled wall adorned with brass sconces. The artwork on the console is illuminated by the lights and showcases a perfect focal point in the entry, exuding a feeling of warmth. The glass door and sidelights bring in natural light, illuminating the foyer and establishing a connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The wall paint color is Swiss Coffee at 50%, Benjamin Moore. (via Brady Colt Custom Homes)


21. Mountain Majesty. A defined entryway in this Lake Tahoe home features architectural wood slats, bright light, and a strong piece of artwork. The floor tile is called Valmalenko and was sourced from Walker Zanger. The wood ceiling is clear cedar with a clear stain. The walls are painted in Cloud Cover OC-25 – Benjamin Moore. See the rest of this gorgeous home tour: Fabulous prefabricated mountain modern home on Lake Tahoe. (via Hills & Grant)


22. Elegant Victorian Entry. This Chicago townhouse foyer stands out from the rest of the home with a unique, arched doorway. Step through the doorway and be welcomed by patterned cement tiles from Clé Tile, which defines the entry space. White oak flooring brings a timelessness to this historic home’s updated interior. (via Seth Romig Architect)


23. Mid-Century Entry. The updated mid-century gem in San Francisco is accessorized in a chic bohemian modern style. Bright and inviting colors, vintage pieces, and modern accents make this entry space feel welcoming. (via WO Design)


24. Statement Making Entry. The flooring is Omni Wood Floors LLC-3.35” character grade white oak. The stain is a DuraSeal product with a mix of Ebony and Coffee Brown. The 4 x 8 jute area rug was purchased at Target. The paint color in this space is Hirshfield Langdon Dove-D8. The paint color for the trim and sidelights is Sherwin Williams-Westhighland White-SW7566 and the front door is stained with a custom coffee stain to coordinate with the cabinetry in the house. The 36″ wide and 8′ tall front door is a Simpson Door with custom 14″ sidelights and a 12″ arched transom window. The foyer light is the Pottery Barn Aged Brass Camilla Globe Chandelier. (via Highmark Builders)


25. Stunning Farmhouse Entry. The front entry of this modern farmhouse welcomes guests with its beautiful custom ceiling treatment and shiplap walls. Combining rustic and modern elements, this unique space reflects an inviting atmosphere. The front door is from Therma Tru and is 6’x8′ and the style number is S82104-GBGF. It is a fiberglass door that is custom stained on site. (via DK Homes)


26. Warm Welcome. A similar trestle foyer table can be found on either Overstock or HomeDecorators. The mirror on the wall is from HomeGoods. The tile used for the herringbone inset was a porcelain tile from Daltile. It’s called Santino #SN07, color Chairo, in the 6×24 size. The tile is made to look like a vein-cut travertine and the color is a soft grayish-green with ivory. The outer border is hardwood flooring, used throughout the main floor. The sidelight window treatments are roller shades with a sun-filtering fabric (solar shades). The wall paint color is Rice Grain SW 6155 – Sherwin-Williams. The light fixture is Ballard Designs: Hadley 4-light fixture. A similar front door can be found on the Simpson Door website.


27. Understated Elegance. This exquisite foyer creates an experience of hospitality, seamlessly connecting the outdoors to the interior of the home. One end opens onto the entry courtyard, while the other opens onto a private garden. The exquisite wrought-iron lanterns are made for exterior use. The solid limestone floors offer a timeless, elegant look that can accommodate dress shoes as well as dirty boots. The paneled walls and ceilings display decorative detail that evokes a sense of traditional craftsmanship and scale. (via Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects)


28. Beautifully Bright. The white shiplap walls, paneled windows, black bench, beaded chandelier, and abstract art all come together to create a unique, polished look in this Edina, Minnesota foyer. The bench is a custom Andreu World Bench that is available through Martha O’Hara Interiors. The artwork on the wall was sourced from Art Classics. The walls are painted in Super White PM-1 | Benjamin Moore. The flooring is a rift-cut white oak with a custom stain. The rug is a one-of-a-kind Vintage Turkish Overdye from Fay + Belle Rugs. (via Martha O’Hara Interiors)


29. Grand Foyer. The flooring is a custom design using wood with inset stone. The hardwoods are wide planks with a medium stain finish with Desert Sand limestone insets from Stonelluxe. For the stain, the designer prefers Special Walnut and Provincial MinWax stains over other tones, as they tend to impart more brown than red/orange hues. The twin chandeliers are Acadia Lanterns by Ironware International. (via Pineapple House Interior Design)


30. Timeless Farmhouse Feel. This entryway has a strong first impression that sets the tone for the rest of the home. The use of reclaimed white oak for the flooring, ceiling, and staircase creates a warm and inviting feel. The black door and black sidelight framing add a bold contrast to the light oak, creating an eye-catching focal point that ties in with the metal railing of the staircase. The walls are painted in Aesthetic White SW 7035 – Sherwin-Williams. See the rest of the home: Dream Home Tour: An absolutely stunning urban farmhouse in Minnesota. (via David Charlez Designs)


31. Modern Ranch House. This bright and airy entryway creates an inviting atmosphere for a modern ranch house in Austin, Texas. The unique stained end-grain wood floor adds a rustic touch that is complemented by the sleek glass-paneled front door by Rehme Steel Windows and Doors. A large reclaimed-wood console table is a one-of-a-kind vintage piece that provides a place to store items such as keys and a place to accessorize. Try 1st Dibs for a similar piece. (via Ashby Collective)


32. European Cottage Style. The entryway of this Midway, Utah home is warm and inviting, thanks to the stunning hardwood flooring and a beautiful wood console table. The table is decorated with accessories that add texture and visual interest to the space, giving it a cozy, homey atmosphere. See the rest of this brilliant home: Unbelievably Gorgeous European Cottage Style Home in Utah. (via Carrick Custom Home Design)


33. Beach Style Entry. The walls are painted in Silver Satin OC-26 | Benjamin Moore. The rug runner is vintage. For something similar, try Old New House, they have tons of vintage, fashionably worn, rugs in all colors and sizes. The console table was custom fabricated for this entry space. The glass globe light is from Rejuvenation. (via Jamie Keskin Design)


34. Elegant Entrance. This light-filled San Diego, California home makes an elegant entrance with a classic dutch door, welcoming wooden flooring, and a stunning console table. (via Doug Simon ARCHITECTURE)


35. Incredible Coastal Entrance. Paint Color: Benjamin Moore PM-20 China White; Rug: World Market; Light Fixture: Restoration Hardware; Mirror: Restoration Hardware; Console Table: Restoration Hardware; Flooring: Providence Manor Outback, Pre-Finished Engineered Wood. (via Cottage Home Company)


36. Serene Beach Style Entry. A beautiful home in Dallas, Texas features site-finished Plain Sawn Oak wood flooring with a custom stain. A sisal rug adds texture and warmth. Foyer dimensions: The width is 6.5′ wide and what is pictured is about 14′ long, however, the foyer extends to the back of the house another 20′ or so. (via Redo Design | Build)

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Valerie Goodcase
1 year ago

These are really nice and practical. I would be more interested is something more artful or structurally interesting.