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Many times when people think about home decor and design, they immediately picture how they would design their living room, bedroom or kitchen, as these are the rooms which we spend the most time in.

However, it’s just as important to consider the way in which you style the entry hall of your home, as this is the first impression you see when you walk through the door.

It’s nice to create a welcoming feeling as soon as you arrive, not only to make guests feel a warm reception, but to encourage a feeling of comfort for yourself as you arrive home.

So I have put together a list of ways that you can create a more welcoming entryway in your home. These tips work for any sized home, so whether you’re styling studio apartment or a lavish family home, these tips should work for you.

7 Perfect Ways To Style A Welcoming Entryway

Gallery Wall

Create an immediate sense of belonging by putting together a gallery wall in the hallway.

Feature your favourite photographs of you and your family, artistic prints, quotes, or even keepsakes like concert tickets and travel brochures as a way to remember happy experiences from your life.

I love the way that this designer as used a mish-mash of different frames, none of which match – it creates a very vintage-farmhouse look.

If you prefer something a little more modern, you could use all matching frames, but play around with the angle in which you hang them to create more visual interest.


Brighten up the space as soon as you walk through the door by adding a mirror on the wall next to the front door – the bigger the better.

No matter what sized space you’re working with, by adding a mirror, you’re sure to make the space feel much bigger and brighter.

Round mirrors with black frames are really fashionable at the moment, but you might prefer a full length option so you can do a quick outfit check before heading out.

A Stand Out Rug

Add a burst of colour to what might otherwise be a rather bland space, by laying down an accent rug in front of the door.

This is not only a great way to catch dirt and dust from outside and stop it travelling round the rest of your home, but its a great way to incorporate patterns and colours which represent your style to a small room.

I personally love vintage styles like this one, but you might prefer to choose a Moroccan, modern, aztec or Persian style rug – there’s a tonne of options.

Tip – runners work really well for long narrow hallways.

Welcoming Seating

If you’ve got the space in your entryway, then having somewhere for people to sit down when they arrive is a great way to make the space feel welcoming.

It doesn’t need to be anything that takes up too much space, but a simple wicker bench or accent armchair can be a wonderful addition to the entryway of your home.

Keep It Simple

If you’re working with a small, narrow space, then keep it light and airy by picking pale colours with a mix of natural fibres like wooden frames and wool rugs.

Less certainly is more, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add some decor pieces to personalise the space.

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Somewhere To Hang

Create a space that’s both beautiful and functional by designating a place to hang coats, bags and other outerwear.

This makes it easy for you to reach for the items you need as you’re heading out the door, whilst also providing guests with a place to put their own belongings as soon as they come round.


Adding some plants around the entryway to your home adds a form of life to the space that makes it feel both lived in and calming.

Plants cleanse the air in your home, and placing them by the front door can give them the direct access to sunlight that they need, whilst also creating a clean energy immediately upon entering the home.

Bright & Bold

Create a statement by painting the interior of your front door in a eye catching bright colour. This adds a feature point to the space, whilst really adding some personality as soon as you walk into your home.

I personally love pink, yellow or orange front doors, but choose a colour which represents your personal style, whilst also tying together the rest of the house.

To Finish Off…

I hope this post inspired you for ways that you can style and decorate the entryway in your own home.

Let me know which tip was your favourite and tag me @TheAngelinaArchives on Instagram in your own home decor photos, and I’ll see you back here soon for more lifestyle and decor inspiration!

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