We believe creating an instaworthy entryway has nothing to do with home size. So if that tiny nook by your front door doesn't feel very inviting, consider it an opportunity to decorate. Need some motivation? Here are 20 small entryways brimming with personal style.
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Intriguing Wall Paneling
Small entryways benefit from a big impression. Rather than paint or wallpaper, you can opt for simply adding more texture to your walls, like this wall in an entry designed by Blue Copper Design. A simple wooden bench with a cowhide throw gives a farmhouse vibe right when you walk in the door.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Chic and Functional Entryway
Having a small entryway doesn't mean you can't have adequate, stylish storage. This entry by Domm Dot Com proves our point—a small peg rack on the wall holds jackets and purses, while a small dresser provides plenty of surface area and drawers to store other items. Behind the dresser, you will see a painted arched mural that adds some flair and a few mounted wooden shelves perfect for decor. A round mirror helps tie the whole look together.Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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If you aren't a fan of the traditional coat hooks but still need a place to hang your essentials, you have options. This entryway styled by Cathie Hong includes circular gold pegs over various sizes—perfect for keys, handbags, scarves, and more. The gray bench with throw pillows and the oval wood framed mirror make the space more inviting.Continue to 4 of 24 below.
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Nothing says welcome home like an entryway decked out in natural light and white. While the entry is small in this home by Finding Lovely, the decor and storage extend into the hallway, which can be a huge asset if you're working with a small space. Additionally, the white walls, door, and stairway give the impression of a larger entry.Continue to 5 of 24 below.
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Boho Vintage Entryway
Out with the new and in with the...old? Well, sort of. Vintage styles are timeless and can be a perfect addition to your small entryway. Here, Becca Interiors adds a wooden bench with a few neutral textured throw pillows that take you back in time for a moment. The accordion coat rack hanging overhead contributes to the theme, and the wicker baskets? A perfect touch to tie it all together.Continue to 6 of 24 below.
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Get a Unique Entryway Bench
A bench adds practical function to an entryway. If you're looking for an idea that's also incredibly stylish, opt for something that doubles its functionality. This bench in an entry by Mel Burstin, who designed the space for Emily Henderson Designs, not only serves its purpose for seating but has an attached surface that serves as a small table—perfect for decor or to set your keys down while putting your shoes on. The feature is not only helpful but uniquely stylish.Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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Opt for Big Designs
A small entry doesn't mean you have to go small on style. Sometimes big designs, if done the right way, can liven things up. Brexton Cole Interiors did just that by making the entry hallway a gorgeous mural display that greets you when you walk in. A marble side table and mod light fixture give a chic vibe that doesn't feel small in the slightest.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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Entryway in a Tiny Space
If your essentially nonexistent entryway leaves you starved for storage, you have to work with what you have. Case in point—House of Chais makes use of the wall space by adding a simple floating shelf underneath a glamorous gold mirror. A few flower-shaped wall hooks add a touch of whimsy without going overboard, and every decor choice works perfectly with the herringbone wallpaper used in the space.Continue to 9 of 24 below.
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Add Some Color
Don't be afraid to add some color, even if you are working with a smaller entry. This entryway, taken by Margaret Wright Interior + Lifestyle Photography, shows how vibrant and welcoming an entry can look with the right shade applied. The stunning blue evokes a sense of calm without feeling dreary or dark.
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Cozy and Rustic Entryway
Fans of Southwestern style will love the natural materials and rustic accents found in this small entryway, like the decorative tree branch. The simple wooden bench has plenty of space beneath it for storage while also being long enough to accommodate seating and decor options.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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The Minimalist Entryway
This minimalist entry designed by Emily Henderson only features a few items, but they all work together to make an impact. The blue pattern rug, midcentury modern dresser, mirror, and mod light fixture overhead all capture your attention without a ton of extra decor—sometimes less is more.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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The Nonexistent Entryway Solution
Tired of looking for your house keys? It's a common problem when you're a member of the "nonexistent entryway" club. Lucky for you, a strategically placed shelf or wall hooks will do the trick. In an apartment, you can opt for command hooks or other easily removable solutions that won't damage the space once you're gone.Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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No room for a bench? You can opt for a chair instead, as Emily Henderson did in this home. The mirror above matches the wood on the chair, creating a nice contrast with the white walls.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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Cute and Cheap Entryway
Creating a cute and comfy entryway doesn't have to be expensive. This one features a few on-trend ideas that are affordable. A small wooden bench, a simple mirror, and a single wicker basket are all it takes for this entryway by Esther Schmidt to create a warm welcome.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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If you are someone who prefers all-on-one solutions, then consider getting a coat rack like this, the way Erika of Home and Spirit did. Not only does the coat rack hold hates, jackets, and handbags, but includes a small seat and shelves for shoe storage!Continue to 18 of 24 below.
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If you only have room for a few entryway ideas, you can't go wrong with a stylish mirror and small side table. It creates the perfect place to park keys and other small grab-and-go items in this small entry.Continue to 19 of 24 below.
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Entryway With Full-Length Mirror
While not all entryways provide a ton of space, this one from Home by Polly makes the most of what it has. The wall-mounted plants and art are a nice touch, but it's the full-length mirror that has our attention. Rather than a smaller option that only shows the face, this mirror allows you to check your entire outfit before leaving. As a bonus, mirrors always make a smaller space feel larger, so it's as functional as it is stylish.Continue to 20 of 24 below.
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Work With Wallpaper
Another way to add some style? Wallpaper is always a reliable option. Turning a plain entry into a dazzling one can easily be accomplished by selecting a tasteful pattern and color, like this entry from Michelle Berwick Design. A few decor accents, like the white rounded bench and dark wood side table, can help complete the look.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Add a White Board for Greetings
This entryway by Kate Marker Interiors is more nook than anything else, but that didn't stop her from making good use of it. A small dresser with drawers fits perfectly in the space, perfect for storage. However, hanging above is none other than a whiteboard—perfect for writing reminders or greetings for guests as they walk in.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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Add a Large Mirror
While we've already established that mirrors can make or break a space, small entries can benefit from going bigger. A wall-sized mirror can allow the area to feel doubled in size without painting or covering the walls in several smaller decor items.Continue to 23 of 24 below.
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Add Some Tile
Small spaces do have their advantages, as this space by Kate Marker Interiors shows. For example, if you want some impressive tile, but aren't too keen about using it for an entire floor, your entryway is the perfect place to display it. As a bonus, striking tile will ensure your entry makes a great first impression, especially if you don't have a ton of room to add extra features.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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Just a Rug Will Do
When all else fails, if your entry doesn't give you much wall space to add tables or hang items on the wall, then you'll need to change your approach. Luckily, there are plenty of rugs you can choose to fill your entryway that will add style without breaking your budget, like this one in an entry by Kate Marker Interiors.