25 Entryway Rug Ideas to Make a Stylish First Impression

A printed rug runner in a stylish entryway

The Spruce / Jason Donnelly

Entryways are an often neglected part of the home when it comes to decorating, even though they are the first space people see. A great way to instantly add interest to a foyer of any size is with a stylish entryway rug that makes an impression with pattern, texture, and color and offers a soft, warm landing upon entering the home.

It’s easy to opt for a typical doormat, which can certainly look stylish when done right. But, there are plenty of unique, varied ways to decorate with rugs in an entryway, too. Think: interesting shapes, layered textures, and matching accessories. Check out these 25 entryway rug ideas that ensure a fashionably warm welcome for you and your guests.

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    Contrast Dark And Light

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    Burchard Design Co.

    You can never go wrong with a tuxedo color scheme. Here, Burchard Design Co. juxtaposes moody tones against a light and bright backdrop. The long patterned runner features black and white hues that play off the door, framed mirror and pendant above.

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    Mix Pattern and Color

    Colorful Patterned Entryway rug

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Welcome to the candy shop. This entryway from Ashley Montgomery Design doesn’t shy away from pattern or color, expertly combining unique elements for a whimsical feel. A bold, vibrant rug is placed by the door atop checkerboard-style tiled floors.

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    Create a Cozy Nook

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    Arbor & Co.

    If your space allows, an entryway is the perfect opportunity to create a cozy nook. This one from Arbor & Co. places a rug diagonally to section off a corner. The rug features a bohemian-style black and white design, complemented by a dark-hued rocking chair, plush throw, and vibrant plants. Rattan and wicker baskets top off the bohemian design vibe.

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    Add Coastal Glam

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    Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    A small fringed entryway rug in ocean-inspired hues of sand and lapis match the blues of the framed paddles on the wall in this coastal entryway from Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions.

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    Layer Neutrals

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    Afro Bohemian Living

    Afro Bohemian Living layered a tan woven runner and a dark brown doormat in this neutral-toned entryway. The natural material of the runner matches a rattan pendant above for a seamlessly minimalist yet textural entryway. 

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    Freshen It Up

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    This kitchen entryway from COTTAGE + SEA is like a breath of fresh air. A mini runner set in black and white plays off striped shades on the door and window sill. Meanwhile, lush plants pose vibrantly against a milky white backdrop. A mint countertop plays off the greenery.

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    Add Moroccan Style

    Moroccan Style Entryway rug

    Domm Dot Com

    An arched entrance offers the perfect canvas to show off a statement rug. In this space, Domm Dot Com opted for a multi-colored Moroccan style rug to add pattern and playfulness. The rug extends from wall to wall for optimum coverage. Plus, the rich hues marry beautifully with the inky-black door. 

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    Warm It Up

    Cozy Entryway rug

    Kirsten Diane

    A slim-profile profile mat extending just beyond the length of the door is a perfect stepping stone into this warm-toned entryway. Since another large rug is just a few feet away in the living room, smaller proved to be better in Kirsten Diane’s space. The colors of the rug are complemented by dark browns on the planters, sofa, door wreath, and pendant.

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    Bohemian-Style Oasis

    Bohemian Scandinavian Entryway rug

    JC Designs

    This entryway from JC Designs oozes with cozy bohemian design. A washed-out rug sits beneath a white-lined bench, adding interest while allowing the decor above to shine: namely, a sheepskin throw, plush pillows, and lots of earthy materials. A curvy mirror complements the softness and makes the space feel even bigger.

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    Match It to the Flooring

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    LA Designer Affair

    Opt for a more fluid shape with a round rug. Lauren Ashley of LA Designer Affair added a rounded entryway rug that's the same color as the flooring, allowing the earth-toned decor to pop.

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    Add Coastal Flair

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    Thomas Guy Interiors

    A beach-inspired palette never fails—especially with a view like this. Thomas Guy Interiors opted for a simple, neutral doormat that matches the wicker shades. It leads to a larger rug just ahead that pulls together the room, providing a balanced contrast of pattern and color.

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    Treat It Like Floor Art

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    Kate Marker Interiors / Stoffer Photography Interiors

    "A vintage rug is the perfect piece to make a great first impression and add a touch of your personal style to your entry way," says interior designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors. "Vintage rugs work especially well in small foyers that don’t have room for tables or artwork."

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    Add Neutral Texture

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    Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    The light and bright Spanish-style entryway of this Southern California home from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has a textural sandy-colored rug that complements the neutral-toned space.  

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    Try a Bold Abstract Pattern

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Margaret Austin Photo

    In this Sunnyvale, CA home from Cathie Hong Interiors, a black, cream, gray, and rusty brown rug with an abstract pattern adds warmth and interest. Throw pillows in similar tones on a wooden entryway bench and a round mirror that reflects light and provides a place for a final outfit check before heading out makes the entryway feel welcoming and not just a forgotten pass through space. 

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    Keep It Natural

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    Becca Interiors

    A simple round jute rug anchors a round white scalloped antique table in the entryway of this Hudson River, NY Colonial home from Becca Interiors that adds a natural texture and doesn’t present a tripping hazard or impede flow. The low key entryway rug also doesn’t steal focus from the bold black-and-white tile in the adjacent mudroom

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    Stay Neutral

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    Brexton Cole Interiors

    The bold graphic wallpaper of this striking entryway from Brexton Cole Interiors is complemented by a small black-and-white rug that brings cohesion while taking a back seat to the main event.

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    Glam It Up

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    Brexton Cole Interiors

    A plush round pale-toned zebra stripe entryway rug sets a glam tone in this traditional North Carolina home entryway from Brexton Cole Interiors

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    Keep It on the Straight and Narrow

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Christy Q. Photography

    A small, narrow rug adds a wash of color in the entryway of this Palo Alto, CA home from Cathie Hong Interiors without crowding the narrow space. The warm background color of the rug complements the dark wood front door.

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    Add Rhythm

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    Kate Marker Interiors / Stoffer Photography

    Kate Marker Interiors added rhythm and movement to this spacious, sunny entryway with a large patterned rug whose geometric lines point toward the glass-paned door.

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    Add Bold Color

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    Michelle Berwick Design

    Michelle Berwick Design added a colorful patterned rug that complements the bright orange door of this contemporary home located on a tree farm north of Toronto.

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    Supersize It

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    Kate Marker Interiors / Photo by Margaret Rajic

    A supersized entrway rug links the front door and the landing area and coat closet of this spacious home from Kate Marker Interiors.

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    Go Vintage Style

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    Tyler Karu Design + Interiors / Photo by Justin Levesque

    In this 1700s Maine farmhouse remodel from Tyler Karu Design + Interiors, a vintage rug with a botanical pattern complements an antique wooden bench and adds warmth to the dark flooring.

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    Add Stripes

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    Leclair Decor

    Leclair Decor added a textural striped black-and-white rug to this bright and airy entryway that blends seamlessly with the modern and streamlined decor.

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    Go Blue

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    Kate Marker Interiors

    Kate Marker Interiors added a deep blue patterned rug to this mudroom entryway that echoes the built-in cabinetry and bench.

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    Warm Up Tile Floors

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    Becca Interiors

    A large textural jute rug warms up the dark gray slate floors in this New York Colonial home from Becca Interiors. Jute is affordable and is easy to maintain for a growing family and you won't worry about little ones slipping as they zoom around the house.