47 Welcoming Entryway and Foyer Designs (Photo Gallery)

Updated on January 3, 2022

The first thing you and your guests will see about your house is the entryways, the foyers, and mud rooms, so we know you want to make an impression. Your house is a part of your life and you want it to reflect your personality.

You probably see so many houses everyday and so many ideas that appeal to you. You may not be sure how to incorporate them. Don’t worry, we’re here to inspire you.

No matter what kind of entryway you have to work from with your house, you can find some ideas that work for you. Whether you have a larger or a smaller space, you can make a statement with the choices you make.

We have gathered together 47 different ideas for your home that we hope give you the ideas you need to get started. Check them out and start planning.

Entryway and Foyer Design Ideas

1. White Brick

By making the doorway space a dark color to contrast with the white brick of the wall, this entryway stands out boldly.

2. White Columns

The white columns here are traditional and make a great statement. The lighting is calm and inviting for your guests.

3. Everyone’s Place

With baskets for everyone’s stuff and a place for reminders, this ready room will make sure your on-the-go lifestyle is a little easier.

4. Take a Seat

You don’t need to feel rushed. Take a seat on the bench while you get ready and put all your items back on.

5. Last Minute Inspection

Of course you can put a mirror in this room. If you are in a hurry, you may want to take a last minute look at yourself to ensure you didn’t forget to comb your hair.

6. Active House

We know, everyone in the household is involved in some kind of activity. This mudroom will keep everything organized and ready to go for all of you.

7. Sleek Elegance

The dark hardwood floor and the calm lighting set the mood for this sleek space. With great artwork hanging and shining decor, this area will impress.


White wooden walls always bring a country kind of charm. Blended with light teal, this room is simple and purposeful.

9. Country Charm

With great natural lighting shining in, this mud room comes to life with great decor choices and a fantastic hardwood ceiling.

10. Grand Archway

Archways are classic and bold. This one makes a statement for the entrance-way of this house. Leading right to the double doors, you are walking into style.

11. Wooden Double Door

The clean brick patio out front hosts great decor and classic rocking chairs. You just might want to stay out here instead of going inside.

12. Simple Statement

This brick walkway leads right up to a fantastic red door. The plants on either side combine with it all to make this entrance welcoming.

13. Rustic Stone

With a beautiful style that hearkens back to an earlier time, this rustic blend of stone and lighting make for a fantastic entrance to this house.

14. Hardwood Beauty

The use of hardwood, from the floor to the doors and ceiling, all blend together to make an entryway that invites all your guest in a stylish manner.

15. Bright Styles

The blend of designs and colors here works so well. With the white and black combination highlighted by the hardwood furniture and mirror, this space is lively.

16. Calming Entrance

The stone gravel leading up to the house blends well with the stone walls. With calm lighting, this entryway is luxurious.

17. Fresh Air

You don’t have to open the whole door to catch the fresh air. Just half of the door will do. This space is welcoming and ready for you to open up.

18. A Little Decor

Sure, you may have a busy lifestyle, but you can relax in this space that sports a little decor to get your day started right.

19. Hardwood Top

The dark stone floor could be the highlight, if not for the hardwood tops to the drawers and bench. They combine to add character to this mud room.

20. Asian Senses

These wooden columns lead the way to the entrance. With great plant life on either side of the door, this space is perfectly peaceful.

21. Rustic Farm

If you have exposed hardwood for the ceiling, you have to take advantage of it and get decor that matches. This space will remind you of a rustic time from the past.

22. Personality Show

Let those coming into your house know who you are through your decor. Express yourself through decor just like you see here.

23. Minimal Statement

This large space makes a statement on its own. Sometimes, all you need to do it use minimal decor to make an area complete.

24. Earth Blend

With the multi-colored smooth stone for the flooring and the rough stone for the walls, this entryway makes a perfect earth statement when blended with the hardwood doors.

25. Smooth Stones

The smooth stone concrete used here is sleek when combined with the hardwood highlights. Add in the rocks between the spaces and you have a great entry.

26. Double Door Welcome

The stacked stone design used here is a perfect welcome, completed by throwing open the double doors to your guests.

27. Contemporary Style

Reflect the brilliance of this entrance by putting patterned mirrors in. The contemporary decor mixes with the hardwood floor for a great style.

28. Rustic Light Style

You can take a traditional mud room and add some character by adding things like this patterned rug and some rustic lighting for character.

29. Landscaped Perfectly

This country style home uses great landscaping and plant life to spruce its entrance up for everyone. It presents a neat and well organized face.

30. Perfect Balance

The dark hardwood floor used in this entrance leads the way down this graceful space. With traditional styling, you will always be welcomed home in this space.

31. Modern Decor

Brighten up any space and give it some life by using some great artwork, simple decor, and a creative lighting style.

32. Black and White

How can you ever go wrong with a classic black and white blend? Look at how well it works here, especially with a splash of gold thrown in for balance.

33. Beautiful Designs

This hardwood entrance is perfected by great designs in the wood and a great rug style.

34. Brick Patterns

Get creative with bricks to make something unique for the entryway. This space is made complete by a little creative thinking.

35. Plenty of Space

On either side of this mud room you will find space for everyone in the house. When everyone is on-the-go, stay organized.

36. Enter the Hall

From the inside and outside of this entryway, you find that sometimes simple and clean is the best route to take.

37. Hints of Pink

Show off your personality with a little bit of color. The hint of pink used here brings the whole room to life.

38. Creative Choices

From the designs in the windows to the round chandelier, this room focuses on appealing to the senses. This unique chair completes the look.

39. Country Welcome

Spruce up your already beautiful entryway with some brilliant and eclectic plant life. This space may just have you wanting to stay outside.

40. Traditional Grace

Enter into this traditional space and find comfort. This large hardwood door perfectly blends with the floor of this house.

41. Shining Luxury

Patterned for elegance, this shining space will have you entering the house in luxurious and gleaming style.

42. Wallpaper Character

Patterned wallpaper can go a long way if you use it right, and this space certainly does. Matching the hardwood floor and furniture, this area is inviting.

43. Complete Compartments

Open up these doors for plenty of space. Everyone can have their own compartment to keep their items organized.

44. Great Symmetry

This mid-century style house adds some style to the entryway by topping the steps and porch with dark hardwood. What a bold statement.

45. Holiday Fun

You may already have a great entryway to your house, but during the holidays you can make it standout, just like you see here.

46. Enter in Style

You can always go for the simple and graceful designs like what you see here. With a mirror to catch any last minute details, this space will welcome you every time.

47. Waiting Room

You don’t have to count out the pets. Even your pup can have a place to wait while you are out. Organize your mud room for your on-the-go lifestyle.
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