Your Guide to Styling an Entryway to Impress

Along with the exterior façade, your entryway plays a key role in first impressions - like an introduction to your home. It's also often the first spot to greet you when you and your guests arrive, so creating a warm and inviting space is a must. This small but important area should receive as much love and attention as the other incredibly styled spaces in your home. To help you achieve this, we're exploring just how to style an entryway that's sure to impress.

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Image Credit: Sage & CoveVilla Styling 

1. Determine the Function of Your Entryway

First things first, determine the function of your entryway. Start by assessing the size of the space. Can you fit furniture that doubles as storage for shoes and school backpacks? Or do you need to prioritise a trinket bowl for often misplaced keys? Maybe its only function is to be aesthetically pleasing and that’s a perfect option, too! Understanding how you want to use your entryway will help you to establish what you need and if it’ll fit. Meaning you can easily determine the priorities of the space and be realistic about what to include. 

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2. Find the Focal Point of the Entryway 

The next step is to establish a focal point within the entryway. A focal point is an element of interest, it draws the eyes in to create balance. We also love that you have free reign with focal points, well, mostly. Sometimes the focal point may be decided for you, such as a structural element, or it could be décor pieces you love, like the Zanthia Large Wall Mirror. Your focal point also won’t necessarily be the biggest object in the room, the idea is to create a flow that will tie your space together.

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3. Choosing Entryway Décor and Furniture That Complements the Space 

This step might just be our favourite. It’s time to begin adding furniture and décor that both serves a purpose and complements your entryway. Start with your established focal point, for example, a beautifully curved staircase. Opt for furniture items that fit in the space and flow, like the Felix Bench Seat or the Dune Console Table. The minimalist curves of the pieces will soften the entryway while seamlessly carrying your eyes around the room. You'll achieve that warm, inviting feeling in no time.  

Tip: We recommended keeping with the same style as the rest of your home, as it will help the entryway to flow into other spaces. 

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Art is also the perfect way to add a little something extra to your entryway, especially if you’re limited on space. It can also easily brighten up the area, like the vibrant Country In Colour Sunshine canvas print. You could also add further interest to the space by incorporating a few different pieces of art. Our only advice is to measure the area to avoid overcrowding the entryway. 


Rugs are ideal for entryways as they can instantly bring in warmth and texture. Plus, they come in so many different styles, colours, and shapes so you’re completely spoilt for choice. Why not make your space even warmer with a rich neutral-toned rug, like the Boucle Jute Rug?

If you’re having trouble visualising your space, check out our mood board tool here before bringing your dream entryway to life!

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4. Don’t Forget About Your Exterior

Interiors are definitely the focus here, but the exterior of your entryway plays an important role, too. If you have the space, add a few pieces of furniture and décor to the area. Plants in big pots, comfortable chairs, and warm lighting will make all the difference. If you have a mainly neutral façade, it can also be a really good opportunity to add a pop of colour or texture.

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5. Adding the Finishing Details to Your Entryway       

Now that you’ve got your focal point, furniture, décor, and exterior ready, it’s time to bring in the finishing touches. As many entryways are quite limited in space, the details matter. You don’t want to over-clutter the space but there are always a few pieces that can complete the look. 

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Wall Lights

Wall lighting is the perfect addition, as it looks good and is practical. Opt for something subtle, but still interesting, like the Bunker Globe Wall Light. Wall lighting can also aid with the flow of space as it helps to frame and highlight your furniture and décor, without taking away from it. 


Vases are also great for adding a bit of texture, height, and colour without overcrowding the area. Plus, as there are so many different shapes and sizes, they can easily fit in, on, and around your furniture. We love seeing vases positioned underneath console tables as they fill the area without sacrificing more space. 

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So, there you have it, your guide on how to style an entryway that’s sure to impress. We hope you’re feeling motivated to begin creating your dream space. If you’re needing a little more inspiration, why not visit our mood board tool here or discover the latest mood board visions here.