Make an Entrance In 2022 With These 9 Impeccably Styled Entryway Decor Ideas

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WORDS BY Melissa Tempest

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Published on January 11, 2022

The best way to make an entrance into the new year? By sprucing your entryway of course. And specifically, we want to talk about transforming blank walls into a statement welcome. You only get one shot to make a first impression, so we’re not exaggerating when we say a great entryway — including the wall decor — will set the style tone for your whole home.

So whether it’s a foyer up front, a mudroom out back or an apartment alcove, you want (scratch that, you deserve) an entrance that “rises up to meet you,” as Oprah so aptly put it. After all, there’s more to designing a great entry than just topping a console with a few trinkets and a lamp.

Ahead, we’re sharing 10 stylish entryway wall decor ideas alongside overall tips and inspiration for a warm welcome home. And while these ideas are perfectly fine on their own, feel free to mix and match to suit your style and space.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #1: Create a Vignette

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This one comes straight out of the designer’s handbook 101. A sure way to transform your entryway wall decor is to group small decorative objects to create a larger visual moment. Start with a large hanging mirror on the wall, and create more depth and dimension by layering in a small vase, picture frame, and coffee table books in front. It’s about creating a connection between the wall and the tabletop that will bring a more polished look to your entryway.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #2: Layer Statement Artwork

Art is always a great conversation starter and hanging pieces on the wall behind a console table adds both height and interest. Find two to three prints in different sizes – but similar color palettes – and layer them against the wall to create contrast. While you’re at it, pair them with a mix of high and low objects for a varied look.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #3: Go Vintage

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Looking for a more original take on your entryway wall decor? Scout local antique or thrift stores for truly one-of-a-kind finds. An heirloom mirror or vintage piece of art adds both history and character to this impression-making space. Pair with modern decor for a layered and lived in feel (words we live by).

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #4: Add Lighting

Illuminating your space is key to creating a cozy, inviting vibe. Layering in a lamp to your console table is a great place to start. But for an elevated entryway wall decor, mount sconces on either side of artwork or a mirror. It will give your space a *literal* glow up.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #5: Hang Your Wardrobe

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Add a couple of hooks for hats, coats, and scarves to layer in functional texture. We’re always big fans of making everyday objects play double design duty, like a stylish flat brimmed hat (adds these pictured to wishlist). Plus, it really weaves in personality and makes your entryway look like you.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #6: Use Elongated Branches

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Go outside the norm and transform your entryway wall decor by adding a vase filled with elongated branches to your console or pedestal table. OK, so not really wall decor. But using greenery is an organic and inspiring way to draw the eye up and take up wall space. You can use dried stems for longevity, or bonus points for foraging branches from your own backyard.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #7: Go All Out With a Gallery Wall

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For larger entryways, consider incorporating a gallery wall to showcase your personality with a curated collection of artwork. Feel free to mix and match frames, styles, and sizes, but always remember to source within your overarching color palette for a cohesive vibe.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #8: Weave in Natural Accents

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While organic textures are really having a moment, they’ve long been a designer staple. There’s no better way to connect the outside world to your entryway than by adding natural accents to your walls, whether a rattan mirror, woven tapestry, or wall baskets. Pair with plenty of greenery to really bring nature indoors.

Entryway Wall Decor Idea #9: Lean a Large Mirror

Entryway floor mirror

If you have the space for it, a floor-length leaning mirror can really sing in your entryway. Not only does it add a sophisticated scene to your space, it reflects natural light making your entrance seem both bigger and brighter, and allows you to do a quick wardrobe check on your way out to date night. 

Find even more great styling ideas when you match with your own personal interior designer — take our Style Quiz to get started today!

Words by Melissa Tempest