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Style Pro Tips: Decorating A Drab Entryway Into A Fab Entryway

Are you behind on the trend in foyer entrance design? Then it might be time to step up your game and make a grand entrance (literally). Don't be left in the dark ages of updating a lackluster front entryway. Take your foyer to the modern era and show off your personality with a chic, stylish entry to impress your guests with your on-trend style.

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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Entryway



Incorporate Color & Texture

Adding pops of unexpected shades to a neutral space will instantly elevate your space. Whether selecting a color scheme that matches the rest of the house or taking the wow factor plunge and going bold with a striking larger-than-life graphic wallpaper, we always recommend painting/wallpaper test swatches before you make the final decision. No one wants an unflattering wall color. Sometimes an effective way is to bring in a tasteful rug, wall art or a bold piece of objet d'art as the focal point.

When decorating your entryway with high-quality pieces that stand out, you can have a luxurious effect that elevates your entryway. Be it that statement mirror that matches your personality been eyeing or outlining a visually stunning gallery wall that tells a story with your favorite art and photos for a personal touch (family photos, sentimental items, artwork, and accessories). It screams 'Welcome to my home'.! This is always a crowd-pleaser. The entryway is the first impression of your home's character as you and your guests move throughout your home.


Highlight Entryway With Decor

Some popular design elements include a unique console table with a statement statue and natural accents like plants to instantly highlight your entryway with ambiance and bring the room together for a welcoming atmosphere. The key is a cohesive and inviting space that reflects your style while being functional and organized. Foyer entryway decor ideas range from simple and minimalist to bold and colorful. It is about maximizing the space by adding personality and character to the entryway with furnishings.

This space will help you create the perfect atmosphere for the rest of your home. It's where you drop your keys, hang your bag, or a designated area for everyday essentials, so aligning this space with your needs makes it a more cohesive and inviting space that reflects your style while still being functional and organized.

First impressions matter, whether it's a dedicated entrance or creating a Faux Foyer (a section of an open-plan living room), the entryway is the first impression of your home. So make it count!!


An Illusion of Entryway with Faux Foyer

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Want to make a statement without having a dedicated foyer? First, find the right furniture to fit the space. Pieces that will help create a cohesive look, like sofas and chairs, should be placed close together to form a barrier between the living room and the rest of your home. You can add accessories like paintings or statues to bring the foyer feel into your space.


Carve Out An Area Zone

A monochromatic color scheme can create a chic and sophisticated entryway. Pop in a whimsical rug for texture to help cut down on the dirt that comes in from the outside. A seating bench with a couple of fun wall hooks for the fur babies' leashes with a small functional shelf hung above it with baskets to serve as stylish storage for everyday items to help minimize clutter and personalize the space.


Make Every Piece Count

Despite its size, a small foyer can still pack a big punch with thoughtful design choices – So choose quality over quantity and make every piece count. Bring a stylish coat rack or umbrella stand that is a practical addition to any entryway, or maximize storage space with creative solutions such as Installing shelves or a shoe organizer. Adding a few functional statement pieces can set the tone for your foyer entryway.

For a clutter-free foyer implement a shoe rack or storage bench for footwear, wall hooks, or a coat rack for jackets and bags and bring in woven baskets or bins for smaller items.


Finish Off The Look

A quick style secret, whatever the case may be when mixing and matching your entryway decorations, incorporate natural elements. Let a leafy Banana Leaf Tree add a fresh touch to your entryway or a Eucalyptus Hanging Plant to liven up from above. Incorporating nature-inspired decoration, even with faux trees or hanging greenery (no shame here *wink*), will emphasize clean lines and minimal decor that will leave a lasting impression.

Feeling inspired? Then it's time to unleash your creativity and leave a lasting impression.

Here are a dozen faux greenery options that look much like their living counterparts if you don't have a green thumb. It's not too late to put your best foot forward and inspire yourself and your guests when entering or heading out the door

Lastly, let us not forget about Dressing up the Doorway.

Adding decorative elements to the front door

  • Install a stylish knocker or doorbell

  • Apply a decorative door trim or molding

  • Personalize the door with a monogram or welcoming sign

  • Decorate with a welcome mat or doormat

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