7 House Entrance Design Ideas
Make a grand entrance for your guests with these easy-to-do tips
Creating a strong point of entry in your porch or foyer won’t only make your guests feel welcome – they might not want to leave, too!
Photographed by Jun Pinzon.
Have a doormat ready to take away the grime and dust off your shoes. Opt for ones made of hemp as they’re eco-friendly and sturdier than the cotton ones.
Bonus Tip: A stool or a small chair near the entrance is helpful for laying down stuff as you fumble for your keys or as a seat while waiting for a ride.
Dress up a sad front door with a palmera or a seifrizii palm, which both work well in a shaded area. A narrow entryway, on the other hand, can count on sansevieria to lend a sharp, architectural detail to the space. Go for ferns and irises if you prefer a softer impression.
If you can’t add an electrical outlet for a wall sconce, have a wall-mounted candleholder instead. It is simpler to install and the glow from the candles add a dramatic touch to the main door.
Reminder: Never leave lit candles unattended.
How about adding a quirky detail? Browse through secondhand shops for vintage hardware like this knocker.
A foyer or a landing pad isn’t complete without a console table for surface storage and catchalls. For compact spaces, a slim side table would do. Console tables are front door filters, so get a table with drawers for storage for bags, old bills, and random stuff.
Stash notepads and pens in a multi-compartment vessel such as this Chinese jewelry box for jotting down quick birthday greetings or making grocery lists just before you step out of the house.
Station a cookie tray or any multi-tiered container on a table in the foyer to hold keys, coins, and other little things that always get misplaced or end up littering your house.