Elegant Entryway Decorating Ideas

The interior entryway of your home receives plenty of foot traffic, but have you given it appropriate decorating attention? If the entryway is looking more “eh” than “elegant,” these decorating ideas will be just what you need.

Feel free to customize this look to your heart’s content using new furnishings and those you already own; use your favorite table lamp pair to light up the space, swap out the wall grille for another striking wall decor piece, or move a neglected upholstered chair from a shadowy corner to a prime spot beside the console table. Click here to view all the items that we used.

How did we create this look?

We chose home furnishings with the common thread of elegant traditional style. We balanced heavier or darker pieces with luminous or light colors like gold, cream, alabaster, and ivory.

  • Place a console table against the entryway wall. Make sure it is wide and sturdy enough to support two table lamps. An open, airy design will keep this area from looking stuffy.
  • Hang two wall mirror panels an equal distance apart from the sides of the console table.
  • Display a vertical metal wall grille between the two mirrors, directly above the center of the console.
  • Position an upholstered accent chair to one side of the console table.
  • Top the console table with traditional table lamps and an additional accent if you like (such as a tabletop photo frame or covered bowl).
  • Place an Aubusson-style rug runner in front of the console table and chair.

Traditional Entryway Decorating IIdeas

Versatile Home Organization Solutions

We’re almost two weeks into the new year! Was “get organized” on your resolution list? Whether you relish getting organized or you dread it, the task is made easier by acquiring some versatile organizers. Here are just a few pieces that can be used in various areas of the home—whichever room needs a nudge in the right direction or a little “shipshape” prompting.

The Vintage-Style Wall Mount Organizer Baskets have a simple openwork wire design and a label plate for easy identification. Spruce up the mudroom or entryway area with a little classic charm, or keep accessories on hand in the kitchen.

 Vintage Organizer Baskets Vintage Organizer Baskets

The metal Basket and Tray Organizers can be hung on a wall or used on a pegboard. Their no-frills industrial appearance allows them to mesh with many decor styles. Keep the garage area neat and tidy, or turn a messy pantry into an orderly storage space.

Storage Baskets and Trays Storage Baskets and Trays

The Cohan Three-Tier Floor Shelf is ideal if you have plenty of floor space and you just want an easy-to-access organizer. This metal stand has three wooden baskets for your accessories—use the baskets to hold towels, socks, ties, or whatever you like! This furnishing would also be handy in a guest room.

Cohan Floor Shelf Cohan Floor Shelf

Home Decor Solutions for Small Spaces

Even if you’ve grown to love a small room or nook in your home, you might be scratching your head wondering how to decorate it. Or perhaps you’re simply trying to conserve space to make room for other furnishings. Either way, these compact pieces and convenient organizers may be just what you need! Click on the image to view and purchase the item shown.

No room for a large media cabinet that sprawls across your floor? Think vertically! At only 11.5”W, the Pesaro Storage Cabinet has a sleek, space-saving design and will hold a total of 50 DVDs.

Have you been staring at that bare, narrow space for far too long? Consider a slender mirrored panel. The Larissa Panel Wall Mirror is only 8”W but still brings an elegant touch to your room or hall.

Pesaro Media Cabinet Larissa Wall Mirror Panel

Perhaps you’d love to add a bench to your entryway, living space, or vanity, but you simply don’t have the room. Opt for a petite upholstered seat, like the 17” sq. Creswick Stool, instead.

Are you short on space where you had dreamed of a full command center? Utilize the closest wall and let the 12”W Magnolia Blooms Organizer hold your mail and planners.

Creswick Stool Magnolia Blooms Wall Organizer

If that tiny bathroom has you perplexed, try an over-the-door rack. The Three-Bar Towel Rack provides plenty of space for towels while it conserves precious floor space.

Do you simply need extra storage space in your mudroom or kitchen? Keep any room looking neat with the 14.5”W Milan Double Wall Hook Rack, which offers three double hooks for your belongings.

Over the Door Towel Rack Milan Wall Hook Rack

Decorating Tip: Use Pairs to Create Symmetry in Home Decor

Do you have your eye on a beautiful lamp, wall sconce, or accent mirror? Purchase a pair instead of just one and use it to create a symmetrical display! If you’ve been wanting to foster a greater sense of balance in your home, while promoting an ambience of serenity and stability, you’ll love this decorating principle.

Here are just a few home accents that lend themselves to symmetrical displays:

  • accent chairs
  • floor sculptures
  • mirror panels
  • pendant lights
  • planters
  • table lamps
  • topiaries
  • wall art panels
  • wall sconces

Take a look at how pairs can be used to give a calming touch to a room or outdoor area:

Create a cozy gathering spot with matching upholstered accent chairs and a round coffee table.

Cassidy Chair Pair
Make any entryway a grand one with two handsome floor sculptures and a slice mat.

Lions at Guard Sculptures
Enhance your favorite theme by placing metal wall art panels beside complementary curtain panels.

Paradise Leaf Grommet Curtain Panels
Beautify an elegant window treatment with the addition of old-fashioned hurricane sconces.

Jordyn Olivia Window Treatment
Embellish a bare wall in a kitchen nook by displaying two or more square wall grilles.

West Albany Counter Furniture
Amplify an already-luxe bedding ensemble by hanging two ornate mirrored panels on the wall.

Bellamy Comforter Bedding

Display a double dose of symmetry with table lamps and accent mirrors over a console table.

Clover-Shaped Mirrors and Table Lamps

Fabulous Updates to Your Outdoor Entryway

April has tiptoed into May, and it’s a great time for you to make sure your outdoor entryway is as beautiful and welcoming as it can be. If your doormat is looking a little worn, or your address plaque has seen better days, these fabulous entryway updates are just what you need!

Click here to view a variety of entryway decorating ideas, including the items featured below.

1. Outdoor stair treads
Increase traction on your porch steps while adding decorative appeal with stair treads. Made from recycled rubber, these stair treads have the look of pebbles and stones.

2. House number address wall plaque
Display your house numbers in style! This elegant wall plaque from JasonW Studios® is almost like a work of outdoor art with its rich finishes and precision-cut scrolling designs.

3. Cheery welcome mat
Winter might have taken a toll on your current welcome mat, so why not look for a new favorite? This recycled rubber doormat features a vibrant floral design that’s ideal for spring and summer.

4. Decorative planter
Let your spring blossoms beam back at you from an attractive planter. This indoor/outdoor accent has a rustic brown finish for an aged appearance and a classical design of scrolls and fleurs.

Patio Stone Outdoor Stair Treads LaRoyal House Number Address Plaque
Charmed Floral Welcome Mat Flaviana Outdoor Planter

Your Winter Solution! WaterGuard Boot Trays and Mats

It might be a wintry mess outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to track the snow and mud all over your house! The WaterGuard Boot Trays and Mats are your winter solution for the interior and exterior of your home. Made in the USA, these mats are mold-, mildew-, and rot-resistant and have a slip-resistant rubber backing. All WaterGuard mats except the stair treads have a Waterdam border that helps to keep dirt and water on the mats and off your floors.

Available in rectangle, slice, and scalloped shapes, the WaterGuard doormat is perfect for your front porch or interior entryway. Monogrammed and personalized WaterGuard doormats are available.

The WaterGuard boot trays are three feet wide, making them ideal for those wet boots, ice scrapers, brooms, and snow shovels. Place these boot tray mats in entryway, mudroom, and garage areas, and keep the winter muck out of the rest of your home.

Click here to view a variety of WaterGuard mats, including the ones shown here.

WaterGuard Welcome Mat WaterGuard Slice Mat
WaterGuard Boot Tray Mat WaterGuard Pineapple Boot Tray Mat

Jamila Multipurpose Wall Rack: Great Storage Solution for Any Room!

Magazines, mugs, towels, scarves, or caps… whatever needs to be organized, the Jamila Wall Rack is up to the challenge! With its simplistic scroll design and plenty of hooks, this multipurpose wall rack complements any decor and will be useful in any room. This metal wall rack is available in two finishes: brown and white. Click here to view this fabulous wall rack!

Below are just a few ideas for its use:

Bathroom: rolled towels

Bedroom/Closet: jewelry, scarves, hats

Craft Room: wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags

Entryway: caps, wraps, light jackets, sports equipment

Kitchen/Dining Area/Bar: mugs, wine bottles

Living Room: rolled magazines

Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack
Jamila Multipurpose Metal Wall Rack