Simple Entryway Styling Ideas

Nothing says welcome more things some of your favorite decor in your entryway/foyer.

It is the first part of the home as well as the last that your Guest see. So it is so important to keep it clutter free and refreshed.  
Your entryway sets the tone for the whole house and should tie in with the rest of your decor, if possible.

Rule of Thumb:  “less is best”. It can seem difficult to decorate a space that sees so much traffic and also keep it clutter free but that is far from the truth.  
Myself sometimes I have a tendency to throw things on the chair with full intentions of putting it away and time slips by and now one item is four.  Is this your struggle as well, great we have some really easy ways to stay organized and have a stylish entryway at the same time.  

Where Do I Begin?

Getting started on your entryway decorating or redecorating is an exciting as well as a little overwhelming endeavor at first thought. Believe me I felt the same.   Take a moment to envision the kind of vibe you’d like to create in your entryway. Do you want it to feel cozy and rustic, or perhaps sleek and modern? Consider your personal style and the overall theme of your home to ensure a cohesive look  from the outside to the inside.  Take your time and make a plan and put it down on paper.  Use a “pencil” … you will be using the eraser a lot. That’s okay… Let’s Go…..

Simple Starting Checklist

1. Go through area/room: declutter and tidy. This is a good opportunity to purge
2. Clean and dust.
3. Replace any burned out ceiling and lamp lightbulbs.
4. Pick up and put away: clothes and excess items that may be lurking about.
5. Wash any mirrors in your Entryway.
6. Clean out your front closet (if you are fortunate to have one) and purge!

Styling Foyer Entryway on A Budget

Area Rug or Runner

Like any room we style the Entryway is no exception. It requires the Foundation. The Anchor. This is where the Rug makes it Grand Entrance. It has so many purposes; to style the room and to keep the entryway and others rooms clean. 

Best Affordable Rugs

Add A Table or Bench

Place either against the wall.(If room allows) 

If your Budget allows a Table you can purchase many $100-$200 Table (depending on features). Another great place to Shop (my Favorite) is your Local FB Marketplace.  If you have never tried it go on and  just check it out. You won’t be sorry….

There are alternatives to a Console Table.

You could add a bench, if room allows. If you are using a bench or even a chair- add beautiful pillows.  (Doesn’t have to be NEW just inexpensive pillow covers). 

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Tip #1 Décor on Table or Bench

Above the Table add a mirror or piece of artwork.

Tip #2 Storage

Get a large decorative basket to hold pillows or throws under your entryway table.

The possibilities are endless. Create a Space you will love….

Styling the Entry Table (Focal Point)

Styles to Match Your Taste

  • Lamp 
  • Lantern
  • Tall Vase
  • Stacked Books
  • Tray or Dish (catchall for keys etc.) 

Note: Be sure bulbs are the right brightness or less bright as needed. 

NOTE: Add greenery or floral stems this will balance out the height difference of the Décor


When using a shelf, mirror, or picture hanging on the wall above your entryway table keep it at eye level that guests will automatically be drawn to when they walk into your home.

Budget Friendly Art Printable’s are another great alternative to Mirrors or a Picture. 

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Be sure to incorporate some personal item that will show your personality. That is usually the item that will be a conversation starter. 

Don’t stress- arranging the perfect space can take a little rearranging and trying out various items. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and see how you like a space. It should be fun, personal and cohesive!

Follow these Easy Tips and you’ll be on your way to a functional, clutter free and Pinterest Worthy entryway!


Congratulations you are well on your way to taking steps towards creating a stunning entryway. One that will reflect who you are and what makes you happy!  It’s your chance to express your unique style and personality. So, don’t be afraid to let your creativity flow and think outside the box. Trust your instincts, have fun with the process, and embrace the unexpected twists and turns along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned decorator or a complete beginner, I believe in your ability to transform your entryway into a warm and inviting space that will make you proud. So go ahead, hunt down the perfect decor pieces, and let your entryway be a true reflection of the wonderful person you are. Happy decorating! 

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