Simple & Stylish Entryway Design Ideas

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Your entryway is the first thing people see when they enter your home, so it’s important to create a beautiful design that adds style and functionality to the space. No matter how big or small your entryway is, there are lots of things you can do to make this part of your home beautiful and appealing. Be sure to visit Meadow Blu to discover an incredible range of gorgeous lighting, furniture, rugs, and more. Here are some simple and stylish entryway design ideas that will inspire you to design a stunning entrance to your home that your guests will never forget.

Foyer Lighting Ideas: Add Style and Functionality

Photo Features: Regina Andrew Ribbon Table Lamp | Regina Andrew Candice Mirror
The lighting in your foyer is important since this is what helps people see when they first enter your home. A tall and slender floor lamp looks incredible in small foyers while adding a ton of convenience, too. If you have a nice cabinet or table in the entryway, be sure to bring in a table lamp or two. The charming Ribbon Table Lamp from Regina Andrew Lighting features a whimsical design with an alabaster base topped by a metal ribbon finished in sleek gold. The lamp is capped with a simple white tapered linen shade.
Photo Features: ED Ellen DeGeneres Indo Table Lamp
The Indo Table Lamp from ED Ellen DeGeneres Furniture is another great choice with its slender round silhouette made of metal with an aged iron finish and a white fabric shade. You can place a pair of these lamps on your entryway table to add warm illumination to the foyer. Other home foyer ideas for lighting include your overhead lighting, which should always be unique in design.
Photo Features: Brian Patrick Flynn for Crystorama Hulton 3 Light Pendant
Install the Hulton 3 Light Pendant by Brian Patrick Flynn for Crystorama to add a subtle touch and a soft glow. Matte Black finishes are everywhere in contemporary design. This velvety muted finish makes a modern statement and can create a beautiful contrast while maintaining a super stylish and sleek look.
This option is especially helpful if you only have a small entryway but could use some extra light. Wall sconces also look stunning when placed on either side of a large painting or another piece of artwork.

Photo Courtesy of: Douglas Fenton Major Visual | Photo Features: Hudson Valley Lighting Tobia Wall Sconce

The Tobia Wall Sconce from Hudson Valley Lighting boasts a simple silhouette with a slight nod to industrial style. A series of dome shades come together to create a sleek, layered look. Light from the opal-etched glass globe shines light directly down and also reflects it off the metallic finish shades. Available in two or three-shade options. The two-shade option can be mounted on the ceiling or the wall. 

Whether you choose to add table lamps, sconces, or some new overhead lighting, these entryway design ideas will make your home feel warm and welcoming right from the start.

Roll Out the Carpet

Photo Features: Loloi Norabel Rug
Rugs make any room feel warmer, and the same applies to your entryway. Add a nice area rug to this space to protect your floors and to greet your guests in style. If your entryway is long and narrow, choose a runner rug that extends from the doorway all the way down. For larger entryways with more floor space, a full-size area rug is a good option. Add a round rug to give the foyer a fun element. Loloi Rugs offers a myriad of gorgeous designs to choose from.

Photo Features: Loloi Rifle Paper Co. Atelier Rug 
Their rugs designed with Rifle Paper Co. boast stunning floral patterns, vibrant colors, and classic motifs. You’ll also find new options from Loloi Rugs like the Atelier Rug. This bold, dramatic rug boasts intricate details with tropical floral designs and unusual shapes. The daring colorway makes it a true showstopper for guests, too.

Update Your Space with Modern Foyer Ideas

Photo Features: BLU ART Abstract Collage 4
If your current setup in the foyer seems outdated, it’s time to look for some fresh and modern entryway design ideas. Start by choosing a focal point whether it’s a massive mirror, a hall tree, or a gorgeous work of art. Hang your new artwork in the center wall of the entryway above a cabinet, bench, or credenza. Choose something distinctly modern like an abstract painting or a sleek geometric mirror. The BLU ART Abstract Collage 4 boasts a bold motif with subtle coloring in shades of blue, pink, and hints of gold. From artistic sketches to modern landscapes, putting a large work of art in your entryway is an easy and effective way to modernize it and give it some contemporary appeal.
Photo Features: Made Goods Hades Sculpture
Sculptures are another excellent choice for entryways. Try the Hades Sculpture from Made Goods with its bold and striking design. This unusual piece is made of metal with thin slices of turmeric root and clear resin while assorted touches of deep colors give it plenty of visual depth and dimension. It sits atop a slender steel stand, making it a good option for easy and beautiful front entryway decorations. Of course, mirrors are some of the best front entryway decorations, and they can make your foyer look sleek and modern in seconds.
Photo Features: Candelabra Home Baria Wooden Mirror | Candelabra Home Hump Console
Hang the Candelabra Home Baria Wooden Mirror in your foyer to give it a bold, modern component. Playful yet understated, the Baria Mirror was designed to add texture and character to your space. Available in two colors to meet your style needs. Of course, you can also keep things simple by hanging a frameless mirror in the hallway or something with a beveled edge for a luxe touch. No matter what you choose, adding some décor to the entryway is a surefire way to make it look more modern and updated.

Foyer Entrance Ideas: Add New Furniture

Photo Features: Jamie Young Co. Xanadu Console

One of the easiest entryway design ideas is to change up your furniture. A slender console table is a perfect place to sit down your mail, house keys or purse. Console tables also give you a place to display your table lamps, sculptures, or other decorative items. The Xanadu Console Table from Jamie Young Co. is sleek and stylish. This updated and ever so slightly edgy take on tropical furnishings features polished black rattan accented with cream wicker strapping. Each piece in the Xanadu collection capitalizes on the unexpected beauty in those contrasting natural elements. Tempered glass tops the console for a strength and stability. Each piece in the collection is artisan handcrafted, and finishes may vary slightly to reflect this.

Photo Features: Caracole Nailed It Chest
If you need extra storage in your foyer, a slender cabinet or credenza should do the trick. The awe-inspiring Nailed It Chest from Caracole Furniture is sure to spark some conversation. The distinctive beauty of the Art Déco movement is captured in the signature style of this fashionable cabinet. Decorative nails in a Champagne Gold finish create an artful stylized fan pattern across its two touch-latch doors. Enjoy it as you would a piece of artwork and place it in any room to add luxurious style. Topped with Moonlight Marble, it offers the perfect surface for display as well as serving beverages while entertaining. Its contemporized silhouette is crafted of elegant Koto veneers and finished in Winter Wheat. Inside you will find an adjustable shelf and drawer while a shimmering Golden Blonde Leaf finished highlights its shapely base. It’s a stunning choice if you’re looking for new furniture for the foyer that blends versatile storage with artistic appeal.
Photo Features: BLU Home Katie Bench
Aside from tables, seating is another good way to update your home’s entryway. Providing a comfortable and convenient place to sit for guests is a wonderful way to welcome them. It also provides you with a way to put on and take off your shoes before entering your home. Try the sophisticated Katie Bench from BLU Home! A no-brainer for the entrance of your home. Foam padding, fabric upholstery, and Pirelli webbing support guarantee the comfort of this bench. A velvet finish and antique brass metal frame lend a touch of sophistication.

More Entryway Design Ideas

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At Meadow Blu, you’ll find a wide range of creative ideas for your foyer and hallway. If you want more daring overhead lighting, consider a sputnik chandelier. This mid-century modern-inspired lighting looks stunning in a home entrance, and it adds a bold contemporary component right when you walk inside. When adding area rugs to your hallway, look for rugs made of material that’s easy to keep clean. If you’re adding a bench or chair, make sure that it’s comfortable, durable, and versatile all in one. A simple stool or ottoman can be a terrific substitute for a full-sized bench if you don’t have a lot of room. The Chiseled Ottoman from Caracole Furniture is a bold choice with its unique design featuring an upholstery accented with a pebbled gray pattern. Textured wood legs in a sleek metallic finish add a bold touch, while a smooth, round Capiz shell button in the center of the top gives it a dramatic element that will make your foyer stand apart. If you’re looking for inspirational ideas for your foyer or entryway, be sure to browse the vast selection of modern lighting, furniture, area rugs, and much more at Meadow Blu today to get started. You’ll find everything you need to design the entryway of your dreams.