The entryway of your home is a gateway, of sorts, into your own private corner of the world. It’s the first and last place your guests will see during a visit, and it’s only natural to want it to leave a good impression. If your entryway is looking a little less than glamorous these days, it may be time to reinvigorate it using custom design. If you’re ready to give your visitors a proper welcome to your home, here are some glam entryway ideas that incorporate stylish combinations of colors and décor to create a space your guests won’t soon forget.
Sizing Up Your Entryway Before You Customize
Creating a welcoming entryway means incorporating an overall look and appearance that goes along with a stylish theme. One of the most important considerations to take into account when planning a remodel is the type of room you have, as well as your desired style or theme. These factors combined will help you choose the right colors and décor to achieve the look you’re looking for.
A few of the most common types of entryways include the following:
Standard mudroom: When you have a mudroom as the central entry point of your home, look for ways to incorporate ample storage for your boots, shoes, tools, and other outdoor essentials into your overall vision for this space. A combination of fashionable and functional choices is particularly important here.
Small entryway: With small spaces, custom design is essential for optimizing the room you’ve got without sacrificing style. Choose a few accents carefully; a simple reading chair and light (and perhaps even a built-in custom bookshelf) may be all you need to create a glamorous-seeming space without overcrowding the room.
Large family foyer: A large family foyer gives you extra space to dream, allowing for over-the-top glam entryway ideas that wouldn’t work with more restricted square footage. Keep your space open and airy in neutral and bright whites to really play up the roominess of this particular room. Adjustable shelving can also help you keep this area neat and orderly while giving you more surface space on which to display unique décor.
Once you know your room type, it’s time to incorporate a stylish theme using your favorite accents and features to bring your glam entryway ideas to life.
Styling Your Glam New Entryway: Ideas for Every Aesthetic
There are a number of trending themes you may fancy when it comes to a new entryway, each with their own color and décor ideas. Whether it be for a large mudroom or a small entryway area, you’ve got a wealth of options to choose from. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most popular types of glam styling and how each can be incorporated into your own entryway at home.
Rustic glam offers a fusion of artfully weathered wood and antique furnishings juxtaposed with stark white walls, sharp lines, and simple cabinetry.
Colors. When choosing colors for a rustic glam entryway, you’ll want to stick with earth tone and natural colors, including beiges, browns, sky blue, sunny yellow or orange, and some deep reds.
Décor. Consider earth-tone baskets, vintage milk jars, and rustic brown wood cabinetry and crates. Hang rustic art framed with rough wood, or include a few candles (realistic fakes are a perfectly acceptable and safe alternative to real ones) as a softer, more natural-looking alternative to overhead electric lights. Slightly worn household goods and furnishings fit nicely in this room, too.
Combine regality and luxury with sleek, sturdy adjustable shelving for a more modern glam style, if your tastes are more contemporary.
Colors. Colors that go well include crisp white, neutral, beige, blue-gray, and various shades of gray. You might also consider painting the interior of your front door a complementary color, such as an eggshell or soft gray, to add an extra dash of visual interest.
Décor. Single large potted plants, floating shelves, and chrome baskets all work well within a contemporary style. Install custom tile floors, add skyline prints on walls, and place modern art sculptures on custom corner shelving. Mirrors, meanwhile, can make entryways look larger and more glamorous. Try adding large mirrors in various sizes to elongate the area or arrange a wall full of multiple small mirrors.
Boho glam includes an eclectic, lavish, Hollywood-esque appeal. Creative storage solutions such as custom closets and shelving can help keep clutter under wraps so you can give your guests the red-carpet welcome they deserve.
Colors. Include bright pops of color including purples, greens, and metallics. For boho-chic style, which incorporates both boho glam and hippie styles, focus on slightly richer, warmer tones.
Décor. Add abundant patterns, as well as a sitting bench with throw pillows and expressive metallic accessories. Mirrors and tapestries are also great for the boho look. For a fashionable final touch, incorporate souvenirs from international travel and special photos from abroad—or, if you don’t have any of your own, decorate instead with posters and objets d'art that represent places you’d like to visit someday.
Remember the old farmhouse mudrooms with a washtub where farmers step in from the field? Although you may not be a farmer, you may still opt for a farmhouse glam appeal. Similar to the rustic look, farmhouse glam combines natural colors with farm imagery to recreate the warm appeal of a home in the country—even if you live in the middle of a modern metropolis like Washington D.C.
Colors. Consider the outdoors when choosing your colors for this theme—browns, reds, blues, and greens. For contrast, try barn red for patterned curtains or small accents.
Décor. Consider a large wall clock, a copper chandelier, and a wooden sitting bench. Add a country scape print or outdoor family portrait to your entryway wall and chrome hooks for your garden tools. The top of a birch wood dovetail drawer box is a perfect home for small sculptures or a farmhouse animal figurine collection.
Beach House Glam
If you’re the sort of person who pockets seashells at the beach or finds comfort in the feel of sand beneath your toes and the sound of waves crashing on the shore, you may want to consider bringing that warm, happy feeling into your own home. A beach house glam style turns your entryway into an island retreat, promising happy memories will be made in the house waiting beyond.
Colors. Include crisp whites and sandy beiges. Add pops of color like teals and yellows for a playful contrast.
Décor. Nautical décor fits beautifully in this area; include woven baskets, jars full of shells, and tropical flowers atop clean white cabinetry. Hang a beach hat from a hook on the wall or on the inside of the door. Include a beachcomber rug along with photos of happy beach memories of your own—or beachy art, such as canvas ocean paintings, handmade sand art, and clay sculptures.
Once you’ve chosen a theme and have some ideas in mind for how you want to realize it, it’s time to start designing and creating. While small touches are easy to implement on your own, a larger remodeling project is best undertaken with the help of professional designers and a manufacturer that can guarantee quality components.
Implementing Your Custom Entryway Design
In psychology, people have been found to exhibit a particular tendency known as the serial position effect—that is, when presented with a list of items, we tend to remember the beginning and end of the list best. Similarly, the first and last room your guests see when they visit your home tends to make a strong impression. Ideally, you want it to be a good impression.
These glam entryway ideas we’ve provided are a starting point—an entryway, if you will, to a world in which your foyer looks and feels exactly the way you want it to. It’s welcoming but stylish; glamorous, not garish. Most importantly, it’s a perfect fit for you, your family, and your home.
Working with expert custom designers can be the difference between “kinda nice” and a truly “glam” effect. It means working with the best quality materials and experts who can take your favorite ideas and effortlessly integrate them into the existing space you have to work with. (It also means you can sit back and relax while the final product is installed by trained technicians—no need to worry about forgetting a tool, hammering a thumb, or accidentally sliding tab A into slot C instead of Z.)
Closet America has been helping customers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. customize their entryways for over a decade. If you’re ready to put your glam mudroom plans into motion, why wait? Contact us today—or, feel to schedule a free design consultation to get started ASAP.