Though rarely recognised as such, the entrance is one part of the house that you really want to get right from a design perspective. As the first point of contact for you and your guests it will set the tone for the rest of the house, affect your mood as you enter, and if it is not adequately set up there are consequences that will ripple through to the other rooms of your house. For this reason today we're shining a spotlight on the humble entranceway, to show you just how crucial it is to your decor.
As we take a look at these 17 elegant entranceways you'll begin to notice elements that they all share, and that should be replicated in your own home. Regardless of the style you opt for, and there are certainly a lot of different approaches in that regard, all entranceways should be practical, beautiful, and functional. They should present the theme of your home, and give you a place to hang your hat, both literally and figuratively!
With a beautiful mirror glass console table, a pot of delicate orchids, and a vintage vase set against an ornate wood framed mirror, this entrance is sure to charm all visitors!
If you only have a small entrance, a simple mirror to check your appearance before you walk out the door and a vase of flowers are all you need to make a big impact.
This impressive entranceway is defined by that spectacular tiled floor that looks like a cubist artwork, and a beautiful driftwood sculpture that provides privacy for the adjacent room, while still allowing for light and air penetration.
We love the mirror they've used here with its almost mystical design, while the super modern console table is contrasted by antique lamps.
We don't often consider just how many options there are for wall decorations, but these textured, high sheen wall hangings make all the difference in this home.
Another great option for homes that are short on space is recessed shelves that are built into the wall allowing you to display decorations. They look especially great with recessed lighting that illuminates your favourite pieces!
This is a really unique piece, a custom console table with matching mirror constructed from beautiful timber that shows a true dedication to this space, and looks fantastic against the textured walls.
As you step inside this home the first thing you notice is the brick frame for the door on your right, a rustic element that provides an interesting counterpoint to the sophisticated and modern console table.
Hallways can be dark places, so using mirrors to bounce light around is a great way to ensure they are light and bright. The mirror placed on the curve in the wall combines with the circular mirror, which features recessed lighting, to create fantastic optical illusions.
A white colour palette will ensure that small spaces feel much bigger, making it the perfect choice for the entrance to your home. For a truly classic look combine it with black features like they have here with the picture frames and console table.
The decor of this home features a number of subtle touches that give this space depth and character, for example the geometric pattern on the floating console table, and the scaled texture of the ottoman below.
This has to be the most unique console table we've ever seen, constructed from timber, and high sheen floating box shelves that make a big statement!
The shabby chic look is one of the most fun approaches to decorating, as you repurpose and refurbish antique pieces for a look that is quaint and adorable.
Little things make a big difference in entranceways, such as this cushioned stool for taking off your shoes when you step in the door!
That red colour scheme here looks so vibrant and exciting, but it's the eccentric choice of decorations that really makes this an exciting space, with a deep wine red velvet animal skin, giant antique vases, and a stunning and personal piece of art.
Hallways are the perfect place for home galleries, and covering the walls with your favourite artwork is a great way to show off your personality, as well as beautify your home.
With the imitation candle lamp and that artwork you'll feel like you're stepping aboard a ship in the golden age of exploration! The interior window is a great way to open the space up and make it feel bigger, as well as sharing the natural light around the home.
So much inspiration, who knew there were so many different ways to decorate your entranceway? It's not only entrances that don't get the shine they deserve, check out these original headboard designs!