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6 Ways to Achieve A Tropical-Inspired Entryway

Create your own piece of paradise with these easy tips


As homeowners, we’d love to leave a good first impression on visitors. To achieve this, many of us make sure that the entryway is always on point—not just to set the tone and style of the whole house, but to wow the guests the moment they step into the space as well.

Aside from looking into a rustic-inspired foyer that’s warm and inviting, you may also want to consider a tropical-inspired nook. This style highlights a laid-back vibe and a relaxing feel that would instantly make your friends and relatives feel at home. Ace this look and get started with the help of these ideas:

1. Keep it fun and quirky.

Welcome guests into your home with a cute door mat that not only says Hello but a piece that says Thank you and see you soon, too!

Source for a similar piece when you visit Crate & Barrel, SM Makati and SM Home.

2. Use a lovely rug as a focal piece.

If you're on a tight budget, spend your money wisely by opting for a rug or carpet with nature-inspired prints and colors. This would work well if you have neutral furnishings and light-colored walls. It can instantly brighten up the entryway and give your home a pop of happy hues.

3. Use an artwork as background.

We already know that to keep the entryway clean and organized, a command center made up of a table, a shelf, a few storage bins, and catchalls—can keep clutter at bay. Give it a tropical twist by adding a few woven baskets for shoes and other essentials as well as wooden bowls for keys and loose change.

While you can always paint the shelf or table with a light shade of blue or give it a distressed finish, complete the tropical look by using a huge work of art as the backdrop of your vignette. Those working with shades of blue can opt for pieces depicting waves and the beach. If you're into plants and blooms, a framed print of the forest can tie the look together.

No need to spend a lot on artworks! You can score affordable art online. Click here for leads.

4. Create an accent wall using wallpaper.

One of the easiest ways to achieve a tropical-inspired corner would be to liven up a part of your wall with wallpaper. Choose prints showcasing flowers, leaves, and various plants. To keep the entryway from being overdecorated, install wall hooks to create a space for hats, hoodies, scarves, and other must-haves. You also have the option to add a low bench to hold knickknacks.

5. Keep it subtle with huge potted plants.

What better way to welcome guests into the home than with a refreshing sight of wonderful plants in big woven planters. Add one on both sides of your front door and you're all set.

As an alternative, you may want to make it extra colorful by painting your baskets! Click here to learn how.

6. Paint your front door.

If you're feeling extra creative and you want to create an impact even from afar, paint your door in a bright hue that speaks of your love of nature or the beach. Choose between a light shade of green or experiment with touches of blue and aqua. Just make sure that the color of your door works well with the rest of your facade's palette to keep the look cohesive.

READ: 6 Photos That Will Inspire You To Paint Your Front Door

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