Your entryway is the first impression your guests have of your home, making it the perfect space to showcase your personality and style. Artwork can instantly elevate your entryway.  We'll explore three simple yet effective tips to decorate your entryway with art, creating a warm and inviting welcome for everyone who walks through your door.

Choose a focal point

The key to creating a visually appealing entryway is selecting a captivating focal point that draws attention. A single, eye-catching piece of art can work wonders in transforming the entire space. Here a few ideas for choosing the perfect focal point:  

1) Large Statement Artwork: Opt for a bold, oversized painting or photograph that complements your interior design style; 

 Since the entryway opens to a large space directly into the living room, this large botanical artwork helps to define and enhance the foyer.

2) Gallery Wall: If you prefer a more eclectic look, create a gallery wall with an arrangement of smaller artworks;

This gallery wall provides a lovely way to display family photos.  

3) Mirrors as Art: Mirrors can serve as functional art pieces while also making your entryway appear more spacious and brighter.

This decorative mirror in this entryway provides an ornamental touch that also matches well with the lighting, and mirrors are wonderful way create the illusion of more space.

Consider Scale and Proportions

Properly balancing the scale and proportions of the art in your entryway is crucial to achieving a cohesive look. Consider the size of your entryway and the surrounding furniture when selecting your artwork. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

 Entryway Size: For a smaller entryway, opt for a single, medium-sized artwork or a well-curated cluster of smaller pieces. Larger entryways can handle more substantial pieces or a combination of larger and smaller art.

Due to limited space, this small console is used with narrow artwork to fill the space and add a costal vibe.

 Furniture Placement: If you have a console table or a bench in your entryway, ensure that the art above it complements the furniture without overwhelming it. The artwork should be roughly two-thirds the width of the furniture piece.

Vertical Space: Utilize the vertical space by choosing art that fills the height of your entryway. This draws the eye upward, making the space feel more grand and inviting.

Add Personal Touches and Seasonal Rotation

This collection of hats adds a personal touch and interest to this entryway.

 Art in the entryway can also be an opportunity to add personal touches and change the decor with the seasons. 

Personal Touches: Showcase your memories by including your own family photographs in the entryway display or you can add a collection of items that you enjoy.  This adds a personal touch and sparks conversations with your guests.

This entryway adds a personal touch with a cozy bench and throw pillows which invites someone to come in feel at home.

Seasonal Art Rotation: Update the art in your entryway to reflect the changing seasons or upcoming holidays. Incorporate seasonal colors, themes, or decorative elements to create a fresh and inviting atmosphere year-round.

Styling your entryway is an easy and effective way to make a lasting impression on your guests. By selecting a captivating focal point, considering scale and proportions, and adding personal touches or seasonal rotation, you can create a stunning and welcoming entryway that sets the tone for the rest of your home. Embrace your artistic vision and let your entryway become a beautiful reflection of your style and personality. Happy decorating!

Hallie Henderson