6 Entryway Ideas

The entry sets the tone for the whole home which is why making it a place that is welcoming as well as useful is key to the design. This entry pulls in natural elements and greets their guests with a family picture gallery wall symmetrically placed. A mirror is always a good idea in the entry if the space permits. Baskets can corral shoes and bags and the entry table has small trays to drop keys.





Florals and lit candles in the entry are a great way to greet company and make them feel welcome. (Home of @empannier)

A durable rug and an entry bench make for a great place to sit and remove shoes and keep dirt off of clean floors. The inside of the door should not be overlooked as it can be key in adding to the aesthetics of an entry design.

Serene art is the perfect accent to this architectural wall without taking away from the simplicity of it. If fresh flowers are not an option for the entry then a plant would be another great element to add. (Design by @afpdesign)

An extra large mirror or art piece makes a bold statement in the entry. (Home of Morgane Sezalory)






Adding stunning architectural elements such as this crown molding and a unique medallion around the entry light gives the entry an awesome wow factor. A beautiful light, whether simple or dramatic, in the entry is one of the main pieces that I always add to any entrance.

This entry is dramatically simple as no table or bench is needed. They added a colorful rug and stunning light to complement the art and architectural elements. It’s the perfect walkway to the rest of their stunning and unique home. (Design by and home of @stepheniewatts and @chasewattsdavid. Architectural details by @thechaderbox)

This entry includes multiple elements of what I’ve previously mentioned- bold entry light, durable rug, pretty inner door color, entry mirror and fresh flowers. A bookshelf is a nice way to greet guests with some treasured finds and decor that will be a gateway to what they might find in the rest of the home upon entering.



(Home and design of @afpdesign. Bookshelf by @thechaderbox)

Finally, keeping an entry unique and bold by just having a gorgeous front door and adding wallpaper makes for a simple yet sophisticated entryway.

(Design from @bloglovin’)

No matter what size of entry you have, making it a place where guests feel welcomed and a place that you love to come home to will make this area of the home one of the most important spaces to design in your home. Taking the time to make it unique and a sampling of what they will find in the rest of the home allows for a great design flow into the rest of the areas of your home.

Entry and Living Room Update

The living room is the first room you see in many homes upon entering the house. So although it may be one of the least used rooms in the home, it is definitely the most viewed. Therefore making it a space that is both welcoming and beautiful is key. My client had some existing pieces like the coffee table and chairs so I brought in furniture pieces and accents to work well with those existing pieces. This couch from West Elm was the perfect item to contrast the linen chairs and white walls and finish work. The bookshelf from Joss & Main was an AMAZIING price and filled the wall exactly like we wanted it to- enough to fill the space but not so much that it covered up the pretty panelling. The other key item was this plaid rug from CB2. I love how the pattern and color in it brings the whole space together.

This artwork from Minted was another item that I thought helped to pull the space together.




This chandelier from Overstock was such a great price and it makes an understated statement which I love.

Keeping the shelves simple and fairly sparse allows you to still see the pretty finish work behind it but give the room the needed color and texture that it had to have. Plants were another important accent to liven up the room.




I love this view from the living room into the entry. This artwork from a local boutique in South Jordan called Nest Boutique keeps the entry serene and welcoming.

The pillow is from Mae Woven and the rug from Pottery Barn has just the right amount of pattern and durability that an entry needs.




The bench was a great find from Homegoods and the entry light is from Shades of Light. So happy with how everything came together with the mixture of woods and metals to make the space interesting, livable and appealing.

Living Room and Entry Makeover

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