5 Simple Updates to Design An Inviting Entry


Your entry welcomes guests to your home and gives them a glimpse into your design style. It’s an important space, but it doesn’t take much to make it beautiful. In fact, the modern entryway is all about making an impact through color or texture, but keeping it simple with an effortless vibe. Today we are sharing five simple ways to create an inviting entry.



Chrissy McDonald via The Every Girl / photo: Torrey Fox

No matter the size of your entry, a rug creates instant warmth and personality. We love vintage Turkish rugs for the amazing pattern and color they give a space, while wearing well. However, if you want a rug you can easily wash, these Dash and Albert rugs are favorites. They add amazing texture to a space and so easy to care for. We wash ours in our home washer and air dry. Consider one of their indoor/outdoor rugs for even greater durability.


Mirror or Art

Scout and Nimble / photo: Alyssa Rosenheck

An oversize mirror or piece of art makes a dramatic welcome. Mirrors reflect the light making the space feel airy. Art brings in color and pattern. Love the layered black and whites in this beautiful entry.



House Seven Design

A basket or two makes sweeping away clutter quick and easy before you open the door to guests. Also a convenient place for shoes so you avoid that front door mess. Tuck one or two under your console table, or just to the side of the door.


Table or Bench

Emily Henderson

Find a table or bench that fits your space. It gives you a place to style a few favorite books, a framed photo, or a plant. It is also necessary as a place to set keys or your phone as you walk in the door.



Bria Hammel Interiors

Lighting is important in creating a warm welcome. A statement light above creates wow factor and can fill a cavernous space, sconces above your console table can frame and highlight you art or mirror, and a table lamp can creating a soft welcoming glow even on quiet nights when guests are not expected. Layering your light from several sources ensures that the space can feel bright even at night.


It can be easy and affordable so don’t put off updating your entry to get the look you and your guests will love. Thanks for stopping by today!




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