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Your entryway should take your guests’ breath away. From the moment they step foot into your home, they ought to be in awe of your carefully curated décor. It doesn’t take a lot to make your entryway memorable. In fact, a simple piece of wall art can create the level of impact you’re looking for. Simply hanging a piece of artwork that complements your foyer can make a huge difference in your overall interior. Follow these expert tips to ensure you select the best print for your space.

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The First Room You See

Entryway Wall Art Ideas: Shapes

Entryway Wall Pictures: Sizes

Contemporary Wall Décor Styles

Black and White Entryway Color Schemes

More Décor & Design Topics

The First Room You See

Because your entryway is the first space guests will see when they walk through your front door, it is crucial that it represents your vision as a designer. The surrounding rooms in your home should culminate to form a single style in your foyer. Take the architectural style of your home into consideration, as well as the consistent color palette throughout your home. Your entryway is an excellent opportunity to tie together your interior.

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Entryway Wall Art Ideas: Shapes

The first step is to decide which shape of artwork will best suit your entryway. We’ve broken down our layouts into a comprehensive guide based on style:

Sleek and Simple: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Classic and Space-Savvy: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Modern and Multi-Dimensional: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Trendy and Daring: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Funky, Fun, and Unexpected: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Entryway Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Before hanging your artwork, be sure to follow the tips from our guide on how to hang wall art the right way:

“Leave enough room in between the edge of the wall and your canvas print. There should be at least a foot from where the wall ends, before your artwork begins. Hanging your art too close to the edge of the wall can make a space look cramped and disproportionate. Your interior should feel comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unsettling layout. Give your home the greatest potential to feel open and welcoming.”

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Entryway Wall Pictures: Sizes

The next step is to determine your ideal canvas dimensions. To start you off, we’ve selected a few helpful passages from our ultimate wall art size guide:

Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

Large wall art that measures 36 inches by 75 inches in height and width can create a polished, classic look in your hallway or entryway. This wall art size works well in long hallways as well as over your entertainment area.

Entryway Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

When in doubt, always go bigger! Follow this pro tip if you’re considering sizing up:

“Sometimes bigger really is better, and that rings true when it comes to large wall art! While you may not want a print to overwhelm your space, homeowners tend to pick pieces that are too small. For example, if you’re hanging a piece of art above a credenza, the canvas should be almost as wide as the piece of furniture itself! A print that is too small can look awkward and misplaced. Whereas a well-proportioned piece of large wall art can transform your space in seconds.”

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Contemporary Wall Décor Styles

The trick with entryway décor is to be bold, but still make sure your décor blends. You want to make a statement, but still ensure that your foyer acts as a stylish lead-in to the rest of your home. Add personal elements, but make sure you don’t fill your space with clutter. When in doubt, opt for curated minimalism.

Entryway Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

Follow this pro-tip from our guide to creating the perfect space for guests:

“Before your guests even reach their quarters, give them an unforgettable entrance. Add mood lighting to your entryway for an instant calming effect. Keep your space cozy, but make sure to remove unnecessary clutter. Hang wall art that makes your friends feel at home – literally. Pick a piece of typographical art with a phrase that welcomes your guests right when they walk in the door.”

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Black and White Entryway Color Schemes

You can’t go wrong with neutrals. A black and white entryway will ensure that your foyer doesn’t clash with any room in your home. You don’t have to stray away from color altogether, but using black and white as a base will allow you more freedom to add personal touches.

Entryway Wall Ideas: Pro Tips

If you’re looking for a pop of color to complement a neutral color scheme, consider one of 2021’s trendiest colors: red. ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for incorporating red into your entry space:

“[With the emphasis on light and bright minimalism] red may seem like a surprising shade for 2021. However, there are a wide range of shades available. You can introduce red into your color scheme without going overboard. A splash of red wall art represents spontaneity, ambition, and passion.”

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More Décor & Design Topics

For more ideas on how to decorate your home with wall art, visit out inspiration blog. We offer endless expert tips on how to revamp your interior without breaking the bank. From your entryway to your patio, there are tons of ways to give your home an affordable makeover with artwork. Turn your home into a space that you’re proud of with the simple addition of wall art.

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