20 Entry Ways That Will Make You Wanna Stay

May 5, 2019

The entrance to a home or building has many names: entryway, foyer, lobby, portico, vestibule. In German it’s known as the “vorhalle,” or “fore hall,” and in Italian it’s referred to as “ingresso,” or “entrata.” Whatever you call the entry to your home, it serves as your guests’ first impression of you and your family.

The entry also acts as a buffer between the outside world and the safety of your home. This break between worlds allows you to shift your attention to a new setting and relax.

In Feng Shui, the entry to a home holds the utmost importance. Comfort and safety are two of the most important tenants in the Feng Shui tradition. So, the entryway or foyer should enhance feelings of well-being and protection.

Whether it is big or small, the entryway can also be functional. It is a high-traffic area and should offer storage for items like umbrellas, keys and rain boots. At other times the foyer is the ‘show-off’ space, a wow effect that prepares you to admire the art of the interiors.

Let’s take a look at a few of my favorite concepts for entryways. These spaces not only invite you in, but they also make you want to kick your shoes off and stay a while… If not that, you get to take a deep breath while waiting to be offered a glass of champaign…


bold large scale wallpapered foyer
Stunning large-scale floral wallpaper makes a statement in this entry hall by Lynn Morgan Design. The green lamp and the the blue mirror accent beautifully the freshness of this room. via Lynn Morgan Design


Tempered glass console table
The watery effect of the double-thick tempered glass allow the divers to dive in. Whoever comes in knows that this coastal home has a lot of attention to detail. via Chroma Home


Large scale floral
A small entry becomes grand with a large scale floral and certainly makes an impressive impact for the rest of the house. (paid link)


latice pattern staicase
The large chandelier draws the eye up as soon as you step in… Beautiful lattice pattern stair rail and nicely textured details using storage baskets, certainly raise your expectations for more beauty! via Lisa Joublanc Interiors


camel back bench in entry hall
For a little more rustic look, the camel-back settee with a rich pattern welcomes you here. The beautiful shape and style makes this settee the focal point of the entry nook that invites you to come right in… via Palmer Weiss


french bench in foyer
French elegant bench and a bold mural make this entry irresistible. Who wouldn’t want to see more? via House Beautiful


Word stencil on the wall
This unique staircase rail captures a classic look and a timeless background for the writing on the wall. Gorgeous black center table, makes a nice contrast on the neutral daybed. Every detail is well chosen precisely playing its role.   via Casa Victoriala


Historic house large foyer
Grand scale in this historic home and the handmade mural tells a story. Elegance right and left at its best! via Chroma Home



Blue from door
Front Entry in Blues. The blue floral wallpaper sets the tone for the blue front door and the area rug. via Vanessa Francis 


coral serving piece
Bright Coral and blues set the tone for relaxed formality! The curved French triple chest emphasizes that ‘formal doesn’t mean stiff and heavy!” via The Glam Pad 


New York Townhouse
Back-painted tempered glass wall gives an exclusive artistic look. The antique chandelier adds to the mysterious vibe of this entry. via AD


Art Deco wallpaper
Modern meets eclectic. The gold leaf spindle chair adds a little flair to the modern straight look. via AD


beach house
A stunning tapestry is frame worthy and dominates  in this relaxed entry of this Nantucket beach house. The weathered bench adds great character supporting the large scale of the tapestry. via My Domaine


Flying Zebras wallpaper
Int his traditional setting the playful Zebras by Scalamandre make a bold statement that no one will forget… The dramatic effect can only make you happy! (Paid link)


Striped Console table
This bright open space welcomes you with sophistication and promises much more. I love the subtle textures! via Lisa Joublanc Interiors 



Blue paneled bench
Blue high-scale wood panel makes a statement and gets all the attention. The airy print window treatment softens the look beautifully! via Atlanta Homes


For an industrial clean line look, this is the perfect setting. The wall makes the statement that all the other simple things in the room don’t. via No Vacancy

Here I am going to give you a break down, how to put this look together with piece by piece:


  1. Drop Wall Art by Kristin Breiseth  $996 (paid link)
  2. Hand Woven Natural Oval Area Rug  $103.99 (paid link)
  3. Aloe Vera Live Indoor Plant   $14 (paid link)
  4. Constantine Wall Mirror   $579 (paid link)
  5. Ceramica Cylinder Vase 15″tall   $140 (paid link)
  6. Soleil Large Semi-Flush Mount Light   $1,049 (paid link)
  7. Handwoven Pillow 22″ x 38″   $295 (paid link)
  8. Hand Screened Tapestry Wallpaper    $165 per single roll (paid link)
  9. Brass Plant Stand   $170 (paid link)
  10. Vega Bench   $825 (paid link)
  11. Gray Wood Coat Rack   $31.99 (paid link)
  12. Hand Woven Basket   $25.99 (paid link)

I hope that helps, but if that’s not your style, send me an email and I will be happy to help you with the ideal yours!

And feel free to leave your comments or questions.



  1. Linda Merrill - May 26, 2019

    Hi Maria – all these entries totally say “welcome home!”. Love all your choices.

    • Maria Degange - May 26, 2019

      Thank you Linda, great you stopped by!

  2. Leslie Carothers - May 26, 2019

    Hi Maria – thanks for inspiring me with images of all of these beautiful entryways!

  3. Janet Lorusso - May 26, 2019

    Such eye candy! Lovely inspiration!

    • Maria Degange - May 26, 2019

      Thank you Janet for coming by, very kind of you!

  4. Jill Laine - May 28, 2019

    Lots of gorgeous options and inspiration here! I always love a well-thought-out, lovely entryway.

    • Maria Degange - May 30, 2019

      Thank you Jill for stopping by!

  5. Sheri Bruneau - June 1, 2019

    I seemed To be drawn to the flyers with large scaled wallpaper. Hmmmm…it’s giving me an idea for my own front foyer! Great post.

  6. Anny Holgate - September 23, 2019

    I love your ideas and the examples that you show! The range from Zen simplicity to bold patterns and knock out colors is sure to resonate with all. There is something to suit everyone.

    • Maria Degange - September 23, 2019

      Thank you for stopping by, Anny!


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