4 Fun Entryway Designs and How to Steal the Looks

HGTV Magazine has some ideas for styling up that small-but-big-deal spot: paint colors, mirrors, lamps, rugs and more!

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January 29, 2020

Minimalist Pop

Photo by: Brian McWeeney

Brian McWeeney

“A neutral entry with a jolt of color matches the rest of this Arlington, Texas, house,” says designer Anissa Allen. The wood console, glass lamp and polished concrete floors set the stage for the door — orange on both sides, which makes coming and going exciting. Those poufs and the overdyed rug in gray shades don’t distract from the opening act.

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Naturally Chic

Photo by: Spacecrafting Photography

Spacecrafting Photography

Relaxed textures — wicker, rattan, feathery grass — and golden touches bring step-right-in warmth to a home in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. “Putting in a tall vase display and large floor lanterns added presence,” says designer Bria Hammel. Is there any better place in a house for a “Hello” statement?

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Modern Eclectic

Photo by: Erin Kestenbaum

Erin Kestenbaum

“Here’s a spot that gives the impression of, Wow, these people probably throw a great party, and they do!” says designer Diane Rath of this Fairfield, Connecticut, space. There’s fab-ness thanks to scallop wallpaper and a marble checkerboard floor, and a playful edge from the lip art and starburst light. The only challenge: getting visitors to keep walking once they come in.

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Bright Classic

Photo by: Eric Roth

Eric Roth

To freshen up the traditional entry of a Colonial house in Lexington, Massachusetts, designer Kelly Rogers went for snazzy orange and green pieces, including a lamp that boasts both hues. “A slim console with tapered legs also gives wainscoting an updated feel,” she says. Arranged in a wide planter, flowers look even more inviting and pro-esque.

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