How to decorate your entryway to impress your guests

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How to decorate your entryway to impress your guests

The Blue Door:  Terrace by Saloni Narayankar Interiors,
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Remember the saying, ‘First impression is the last impression,’ and it is true for your home too. From the front door to the home it opens to, ask any interior designers and decorators, and they believe that stepping into a house should be an experience warm and welcoming enough to make lasting memories which your guests will carry with them. We have collected best of the entryway design ideas and inspirations to help you create an impressive and inviting décor which will flabbergast your guests. Have a look!

1. Stairways to beautiful entryway

It’s the main door of the house that the guests knock on even before stepping inside to your beautiful abode. A simple stairways leading to fascinatingly warm and inviting main door is what the guests will remember forever. Inspired by the iconic Cycladic landscapes from the islands of Greece, this simple white and blue entryway will stun even the passersby. In fact, it won’t be a surprise if your house will become famous as ‘the house with the blue door.’

2. A walk to remember in the stunning entryway

Be bold and select two contrasting wall cladding styles in the entryway, a brick wall with open wooden display shelves on one side and a smooth wall on the opposite. The diversity in design will look attractive. But the main attraction of this entryway is the miniature floral garden and white fencing defining its boundary. The smooth walk to the home through this amazing entryway is what your guests will remember.

3. A soothing and calming fountain in the entryway

The sound of water has a calming effect and when the sound is coming through a Buddha fountain, it will create a pious and meditative feel in the environment. Accentuate the wall cladding to enhance the classiness of the fountain and keep the décor simple to highlight the serenity and sound of fountain in the entryway.

4. Simplicity can be elegant in the entryway

Living and Dining:  Living room by Jamali interiors,
Jamali interiors

Living and Dining

Jamali interiors

You don’t have to over think or make the entryway extravagant to make it look beautiful. An antique table, a mirror on it, a vase full of fresh flowers and two hanging lamps is enough to make it elegant. You can think of experimenting with wall cladding or can opt for concrete wall like here which is in trend.

5. Artistic display on the entryway

Residential Interior Project:  Corridor & hallway by Obaku Design,
Obaku Design

Residential Interior Project

Obaku Design

Cover the wall and ceiling of the entryway with the 3-D mural art with small LED lights fitted at a regular interval to light up the path in an artistic way. The original idea of beautiful artwork will surely become the focal point of the décor and a topic to discuss with your guests.

6. When beauty comes with a purpose in the entryway

Foyer:  Corridor & hallway by Modulart,

Entering the home with the view of a beautifully textured wall in the front with an exquisitely framed mirror fixed on it and the side wall covered with the built-in cupboard with niches acting as a display unit on it. Enhance the beauty of the entryway with spotlights and elegant pendant lamps and enjoy the adulation it will bring with it.

7. Make a stylish statement with simplicity in the entryway

Meditation / Pooja Room:  Corridor & hallway by Fabmodula,

Meditation / Pooja Room


Make a bold statement with the selection of that one art piece on the wall and the simplicity of furniture and decorative pieces in the entryway. Too much of an embellishment will create a chaos and contradict each other. Follow the mantra of ‘less is more’ for a chic and contemporary entrance to your beautiful abode.

8. Live wall of the entryway

Take a risk or be creative and create a live wall or vertical garden on the wall of the entryway of your home and make it lively with the colours of nature. The stunning green wall will create a warm and fresh ambiance and walking into the home will always be inspiring and refreshing.  

9. Embrace style with functionality in the entryway

 Living room by homify

Living room with folding dining table


In an entryway, it’s important to surprise the guest with your creativity and interesting décor ideas which will inspire them too. In apartments or small homes where creating space is a challenge, be creative and design the wall of the entryway, which can be pulled down to make a table for the chairs kept near the entrance. The wooden partition at the entrance doubles up as storage and with hanging lamps creates a mystical environment.

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