10 Perfect Entryway Wall Decor Ideas

10 Perfect Entryway Wall Decor Ideas

Entryways
Decoration and Design
By Mateos Glen Hayes June 21, 2022

Every house has an entryway, and unless you’re a homebody you pass through it almost every day. Instead of keeping this space bare and featureless, why not spice things up with a bit of originality and style?

A good amount of wall decor on your wall can improve the aesthetics of your entryway and transform what was an otherwise uninteresting space into something unique and interesting. Because there are many different setups to choose from, it is best to consider all of your options before coming to a definite conclusion on what you want to include in your perfect entryway wall decor design.

1. Rustic Farmhouse Entry Wall

Rustic simplicity doesn’t require much.

Rustic simplicity doesn’t require much.

On top of its down-to-earth rustic qualities and its universally liked simple style, the rustic farmhouse entry wall is also quite easy to recreate in your own home. Unlike some styles, the rustic farmhouse wall decor design does not require bespoke decorative items that can only be found in some specialized stores.

Rather, any number of rustic “farmhouse” items can be used which can be found in department stores and yard sales alike. The main thing you are looking for in entryway wall decor is simple decorative items that emphasize a rustic aesthetic. There are older vintage items that capture this look perfectly, and there are newer items such as cast iron signs and ironworks that also do this. 

2. Beautiful Wall Hooks 

Coat hooks come in many different styles to suit all tastes.

Coat hooks come in many different styles to suit all tastes.

Speaking of simple and rustic, one entryway wall decor idea that also integrates practicality into your foyer design is wall hooks. Wall hooks are a perfect item in many respects. They can be ordered in various beautiful finishes that are bound to add some beauty to your entryway and can be used to hang all manner of things including coats, keys, bags, and anything else you need to grab just as you go out the door.

Wall hooks are also quite easy to install and usually won’t take more than a few minutes to secure to a wall, and since they don’t take up much space at all they fit in large and small entryways alike. Complement the practicality of wall hooks with a compact shoe bench and you will have a perfect balance of convenience and good looks.

3. Frame Gallery 

The personalized gallery for that intimate aesthetic.

The personalized gallery for that intimate aesthetic.

Physical copies of photos are something of a luxury in our digital world, so it pays to use them for something special. A bare entryway is a perfect option in this case since it is a canvas on which you can experiment with various picture layouts to create the perfect entryway gallery.

A well-curated gallery will set the tone for the rest of the house, creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests and making you feel good every time you enter your sanctuary. Family pictures, pictures of striking cityscapes, and majestic natural landmarks are all fair game. Use stylish frames for an even more beautiful entryway wall decor aesthetic. 

4. Wall Shelving 

Whether for decor or storage, floating shelves are a must.

Whether for decor or storage, floating shelves are a must.

As with wall hooks, some floating shelves can also be a great help in making your entryway a better place to be. The cool thing with wall shelving is that it can be used for various functions. The most obvious is of course for storage of shoes or anything else that you can think of.

However, they can also be perfect places for cute little knick-knacks that act as decoration to give your entryway some charm and character. We're talking little handmade porcelain or wooden items, incense burners, and even some RGB LED light strips. These kinds of little details can make a difference in how the entire entryway looks and feels.  

5. Framed Sign 

Even seasonal banners can set the mood.

Even seasonal banners can set the mood.

Signs are another cool foyer wall decor. The right sign can say a lot about you, and your sense of humor, and can even be something useful for guests such as a Wifi password. Alternatively, you can use signs that have funny things written on them, display a particularly beautiful sign, or maybe even one from your favorite vacation spot.

Rustic hipster signs with life advice are another option. They may seem cliche to some but it is your house at the end of the day so choose what you like the most and put it in a big frame in a prominent part of your entry hallway if that’s what you want. 

6. Modern Minimalist Entryway 

Save space and reduce clutter, maximize style.

Save space and reduce clutter, maximize style.

A modern minimalist entryway is an ideal design for those who hate clutter and are attracted to simple artistic forms. You might think that minimalism always comes at the expense of functionality, but this is not true. It is quite possible to have a space that has both clean lines and a practical design.

Floating shelves, inset coat hooks, and minimalist shoe racks all add storage capacity to a minimalist entryway while keeping things proficiently organized. If you feel like you overdid it on the storage however and your entryway now feels too small, adding a mirror can help make the room feel airier. 

7. Themed Tiles Wall 

The Dutch are famous for their decorative tiles.

The Dutch are famous for their decorative tiles.

This idea is kind of novel, and so it might not be for everyone. But if you have an eye for whimsy and fun, it is well worth considering having an entryway accent wall. This means adding a display of tiles that represent a certain theme, be it your favorite board game, the cool city you want to visit, or maybe even a show you like a lot.

Tiles of this kind may not be easily found just anywhere so you might have to get them custom-made or go to a specialized gift shop. However, you can easily imagine a whole range of appealing designs that can add that personalized touch to your entryway and set the perfect tone for the rest of the home. 

8. Neutral Wall 

Even a bare design can be appealing to some.

Even a bare design can be appealing to some.

Of course, you can also just keep things as bare and utilitarian as possible. What that means is eliminating any fixtures or entryway wall decor and just keeping things standard. This is not the most visually interesting design but it does carry with it two considerable benefits that will be appealing to some. In this case, you can let the entryway wall color do the talking.

Firstly, it keeps things from feeling too busy which is good if you are prone to anxiety. Also, keeping things as unobstructed as possible makes cleaning and maintenance much easier. This is great since it means you don’t have to move a bunch of furniture out of the way to sweep up the dirt and mud you tracked in from outside. 

9. Feature Something Beautiful – Maybe a Large Portrait or a Grand Piano 

Big centerpieces take up room but make a big statement as well.

Big centerpieces take up room but make a big statement as well.

A central element can help tie a design together, giving it cohesion and beauty all in one package. To achieve a beautiful design, a beautiful centerpiece helps. This can be in the form of a large and colorful portrait or landscape painting, a sculpture, or even a majestic grand piano.

These kinds of big finely crafted entryway wall art make a statement all on their own and draw the eye’s attention. They are very effective for setting the right mood for your home and making an otherwise utilitarian space classier. 

10. New York Custom 

Keep the design grand even with limited space.

Keep the design grand even with limited space.

The best New York City apartments are known for their good use of space and their stylishness, so why not bring that useful design aesthetic to your home’s entryway. Victorian interior designs are known for using a lot of intricate ornamentation typically made from various high-quality metals and woods. These entryway wall ideas include bespoke pieces such as banister and wall accents, brass handles for doors and furniture, and high-quality upholstery and carpeting to boot.

All these elements come together to make a textured space that both looks and feels quite beautiful and deluxe. Plus, the space-saving nature of storage of NYC-style interior design means you can have both luxury and practicality without having to compromise.

MG

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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