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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

Wide Wall Art for Large Spaces

Decorating a small space has its challenges, but so does furnishing a large one! Are you looking for a wide canvas for use above the sofa? A striking metal wall sculpture for display above the headboard? Take a look at how we used wide wall art to decorate large spaces.

Simply click on the image to learn more about each piece.

We placed the Quaint Town Wall Tapestry above a wooden bench and round accent table. Its 70”Wx50”L size is perfect for large spaces, and its inviting Italian scene will draw you closer. Remember to purchase a large decorative rod and tassels for the full effect.

The jeweled Majestic Peacock Wall Art is ready to shine! We hung this 47”W canvas above a daybed and enhanced the peacock theme with a feather-motif stained glass lamp and a peacock area rug.

Quaint Town Wall Tapestry Majestic Peacock Canvas Wall Art

The wide size of the Serengeti Tree Canvas Wall Art makes it perfect for display above a sofa. This 59”W canvas features a hazy landscape scene with metallic shades.

The piercing Leopard Eyes Wall Art gives just the right amount of safari flair to your bedroom. We hung this 48”W canvas above the headboard and let an inky black bedspread, leopard print throw, faux greenery, and safari rug add to the mystique. Love safari cat eyes wall art? View more by clicking here!

Serengeti Tree Canvas Wall Art Leopard Eyes Canvas Wall Art

Music enthusiasts will be ready to hang the Rhythm Wall Sculpture in their music room or bedroom. At 48”W, this metal wall art, an exclusive design by JasonW Studios®, has a contemporary elegance and high-quality handcrafted construction.

Natural inspiration meets glamour in the Bellissa Metal Wall Art. This 59”W wall sculpture has a sprawling branch design with metallic hues and gem accents. We created a dazzling display with this sculpture, a golden beige comforter set, and aged gold wall sconces.

Rhythm Music Metal Wall Sculpture Bellissa Floral Branch Metal Wall Art

Decorate Above the Sofa with a Mirrored Wall Art Collage

Are you looking to add some contemporary pizzazz to the area above your sofa? Take a look at the display we created with a variety of mirrored metal wall art pieces. We chose various wall accents but kept a cohesive appearance by selecting all mirrored items with golden metallic finishes. To keep the display from looking staid, we mixed round, smooth-edged wall art with sunburst-style pieces. We also varied the sizes (16” dia. up to 31” dia.) to enhance the interest of the arrangement. This type of collage will certainly be the focal point of your room, so select neutrals nearby to avoid competing decor.

Click here to view all the mirrored metal wall art we used to create the display shown.

Mirrored Metal Wall Art Collage

Java Time! Fabulous Additions to Your Home Coffee Station

After you’ve had your morning cup of joe and opened your eyes to the world, have you noticed that your home coffee bar is looking a little drab? Put some caffeinated zing in that coffee station with these delightful home accents. Click here to view an assortment of coffee-themed home decor.

The Perfect Indulgence Coffee Wall Art will pop in your coffee nook. Made from metal, this wall art has cute embellishments, like rising steam tendrils and the word “coffee” on the two cups.

If your coffee station is serving double duty as a kitchen command center, you’ll love having extra wall hooks for lightweight mugs, aprons, oven mitts, or jackets. The But First Coffee Wall Hook Rack is hand-assembled in the USA from pine pallet wood and has four metal hooks for accessories.

Perfect Indulgence Coffee Wall Art But First Coffee Wall Hook Rack

While you stand at your home coffee bar fixing your morning beverage just the way you like it, enjoy comfort underfoot with the Barista’s Best Cushioned Mat. This machine-washable comfort mat has a colorful coffee design, memory foam cushioning, and skid-resistant backing.

If you prefer a scoop of vintage style, the Circa Sugar Bowl will be the sweetest addition to your coffee station. This darling ceramic sugar bowl has the embossed word “Sugar,” a milk-glazed finish, and a lid with a glass knob handle.

Barista's Best Coffee Cushioned Mat Circa Sugar Bowl

Make Summer Sweeter with Fruit Kitchen Decor

Are you looking for a way to perk up your kitchen during the summer months—and all year round? Try fruit-themed kitchen decor! These kitchen accents have a fresh, delectable style that can suit many tastes. Select home decor dappled with your favorite summer fruits for a farmers’ market feel, or choose pieces patterned with lemons, figs, grapes, and olives for Italian flair. You’ll love inviting family and friends over to gather amid the bounty.

Click here to view an abundance of fruit kitchen decor, including the items featured below.

The Sonoma Fruit Tier Window Treatment is a fun alternative to solid color or sheer kitchen curtains. These delightful window coverings have apples, grapes, pears, and plums on a speckled background.

Designed by Touch of Class®, the Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder features a base bursting with various fruit and a cute apple finial topper that is removable for easy roll changing.

Designed by artist ©Susan Winget, the Capri Fruit Dessert Plate Set will be a mouth-watering addition to your wall or table setting. Place these food-safe plates in your decorative plate rack or serve up a scrumptious summer dessert on their glossy surface.

The Fruit Wall Accent Set has a bold, dimensional design that will make you want to pluck a piece of fruit from the wall and take a bite! This realistic fruit wall decor includes a plum, pear, and apple.

Sonoma Fruit Tier Window Treatment Tuscan Fruit Paper Towel Holder
Capri Fruit Dessert Plate Set Fruit Wall Accent Set

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

Follow These Rules: Inspirational Wall Plaque Signs

Rules delivered with just a bit of sweetness and levity might just be the easiest to follow. Display one of these lighthearted, inspirational wall plaque signs in your home to nudge everyone in the right direction. Whether you’re searching for a charming piece to complement a decorating theme or a wall accent for a particular room, these wall plaques will be just what you need.

Click here to view a variety of rule-themed wall plaque signs, including the ones mentioned below.

The Lake Rules Wall Sign is patterned to look like boards from a lake house dock and offers straightforward advice for enjoying your time by the lake.

The Farmhouse Rules Wall Plaque has a whitewash finish for country flair and features farm-related phrases like “Harvest love” and “Plant smiles.”

When things get hectic around mealtime, the Kitchen Rules Wall Plaque will be there to remind your family to “Cook together” and “Help with the dishes.”

Perfect for your coastal bungalow, the Mermaid Advice Wall Sign has a weathered finish and cleverly worded “rules” for beach life, like “Take time to coast” and “Sea the treasure of friendship.”

Lake Rules Wall Plaque Farmhouse Rules Wall Plaque
Kitchen Rules Wall Sign Mermaid Advice Wall Plaque