5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Entryway

July 24, 2018

The entryway of your home welcomes you and your guests into your home. A well-designed, beautiful entryway can make coming home a positive experience. On the other hand, a poorly-designed or cluttered entryway can make coming home stressful. Here are a few tips for creating a beautiful entryway:

1. Choose the Right Entry Door

Your entry door is the focus of your entryway, so choosing the right one for you can make or break your entryway. An entry door framed with glass allows natural light into your entryway and brightens the room. If having that much visibility isn’t your thing, you can create a beautiful entryway with a door in a bright color, with a unique design, or both.

2. Make it Clutter-Free

Your entryway will often become a drop zone for all sorts of items. Nothing makes a long day more stressful or exhausting by tripping over or dealing with a lot of clutter as soon as you walk in the door. You can help keep your entryway clutter-free by including plenty of storage. Things like coat hooks, a dedicated space for shoes, and a small table where you can place things all help keep your entryway organized.

3. Create a Welcoming Atmosphere

A welcome mat and a floor runner can make a world of difference in creating a welcoming atmosphere for you and for your guests. A floor runner can be a gorgeous addition to your decor and it can also help direct guests by offering a clear path to the next room. It also adds a sense of comfort to your entryway, which may help your guests feel a little more at home. In addition, you can decorate the walls of your entryway with pictures or works of art for an interesting, welcoming touch to the room.

4. Consider the Stairs

The placement of your stairs has a big effect on your entryway. If the stairs come too close to the door, it can make your entryway feel cramped. Having some space between your door and the stairs allows you to create some space for the entryway. It also gives you more opportunities to create a beautiful entryway that is welcoming and functions well.

Your stairs can also become a statement piece for your entryway. Double curved staircases can add a dramatic and elegant flair to your entryway. Small touches like the material of the staircase, stairs, and railings can provide a unique touch and add to the overall look and feel of your entryway.

5. Don’t Forget the Exterior

Another one of the tips for creating a beautiful entryway is to think about the exterior as well. Your entryway includes both the interior and the exterior, so don’t forget about your front porch or the exterior of your door. What you are able to do in this area depends on how much room you have available.

When designing your custom home, you may have added a large front porch or decided not to have a front porch at all. Even with a small space, you can still add small touches for a beautiful entryway, like flowers and other plants for a natural touch. You can also decorate the front door itself to coordinate with each season and holidays.

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor seating can help create a beautiful and welcoming entryway. Chairs and benches with plush, comfortable cushions can create an area you and your guests will want to spend time in. You can add bright colored cushions or pillows to tie your patio furniture to your other outdoor decorations or landscaping.


The landscaping leading up to your door can also help to create a striking entryway. A gorgeous walkway with lights along the edges creates a beautiful picture that leads to your front door.

You can also further enhance landscaping by adding flowers and other plants to the sides of the walkway and along the front of your home. From the material used to construct it to the lighting and more, there are a lot of walkway options available to enhance your landscaping and contribute to a beautiful entryway.

Creating a beautiful entryway is a finishing touch for your custom home and brings all the details together to welcome you home. If luxury and elegance is more your style, you can also focus on design elements to help create an elegant entryway. Contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream home a reality!