Five Ways To Improve Your Home’s Entryway

April 22, 2024

The entryway to your home can say a lot about you, and if it is cluttered and disorganized or lacking character and warmth, then people might form preconceived ideas about your home before they have ventured more than a few feet indoors.

On top of this, if you do not like your entryway, it can impact how you feel when you return home and what you think of your home. If you feel like your entryway needs a refresh or some new life breathing into it, these tips can be exactly what you are looking for.

Fresh Paint

A lick of paint can do a world of wonders when it comes to renovating a space. It does not matter if you have a small entry or a vast open space. If it feels dated and lackluster, then you can easily change its look and feel by simply refreshing the paintwork.

Make A Feature Wall

The area you choose to make a feature wall will depend on the shape and size of your entryway. Some might have an alcove that lends itself to adding a feature wall that instantly captures attention when people enter; others might need to get creative and look for alternative ideas for a feature wall. But once you identify the perfect space, you can add a bright, vibrant wallpaper to bring that area to life, custom artwork, murals, or even wood paneling to create a stand-out feature.


Your entryway comes under a lot of pressure and is a high-traffic area, so your flooring of choice needs to be able to meet this demand. You can have classic yet durable flooring that is easy to clean, welcoming, and stylish. That is a lot of pressure to put on a floor; however, looking into the benefits of hardwood floors will tell you if it has everything you need for it to withstand frequent use and not just look good initially and then become worn a few weeks or months down the line. Alternatively, a welcome mat can help you add a bit of character to a new or existing floor to greet those who enter your home.

Add In Light

Flooding it with as much natural light as possible is a great way to make this space stand out. To increase the presence of natural light, allow light to come in via windows on or around the door or by hanging a mirror that reflects light back into the space. Natural light is proven to help boost your mood and how your home looks, so utilizing it as much as possible can allow you to create a happier, more welcoming area in your home.

Decorative Storage

If your entryway is a dumping ground for shoes, coats, book bags, pet accessories, etc, then you need to create functional yet decorative storage options. You should keep this space clear and make a feature of the items that need to reside there. If you have space, you can put a short dividing wall in front of your storage area to create a mini mud room of sorts, and then use the wall to hang decorative items so everything else is hidden. You can create a closet or use hooks on the wall and hang items with a shelf above them to make them to part of the decor.

There are so many ways you can improve your entryway and make your home look and feel appealing as soon as you step foot inside.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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