Your entryway is the first visible space in your home. Catch your guests’ attention right away with a balanced space that sets the tone for the rest of your interior. While there are plenty of ways to upgrade your entryway, wall art is an excellent way to add a splash of personality with very little effort. Explore our design tips from top decor experts, and give your entryway the modern facelift it deserves.
The Very First Room
Avoid a bland entryway at all costs. While you can stick to a sleek, minimalist approach, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In fact, keeping your space open and clutter-free is the perfect place to start.
Entryway Decor: Pro Tips
Pulled from our expert blog post on the theory of feng-shui, the proper flow of energy is imperative in your entryway:
“The entrance to your home is super important when it comes to Feng Shui. Your front door is the main channel for positive energy to enter your space. You should not block the area positioned directly in front of the door, or good energy won’t be able to effortlessly flow in and out. As you open your front door and step inside, your home should have an ample amount of space. You want this area to feel airy and open, so positive energy can fill your entire house.”
A Sophisticated Style
Include 2023 decor trends in your entryway for a look that’s smart and stylish. Wow your guests with your knowledge of popular styles and accessories.
Entryway Decor: Pro Tips
Enhance your entryway artwork with the right decor. ElephantStock’s expert designer Elimar Lobo Sáenz lists her favorite trends for 2023:
-The "Livable Luxury" style
-Indoor plants & greenery
-Light fixtures & accessories with character
All of these trends have something in common. 2023 is all about creating bright spaces that are loaded with positive energy.
For a finishing touch, Elimar recommends using natural and sustainable materials, as well as different types of wood and handmade fabrics. Pair your organic elements with a “summer greenery” print, curated by our art director Tirzah Goodman.
Eye-Catching Color Palettes
When it comes to color, keep it natural. While there’s nothing wrong with a pop of vibrant color, you can’t overuse organic hues!
Green Entryway Ideas
Green is an excellent way to add color without overwhelming your entryway. From trendy sage to royal emerald, there are plenty of shades to tickle your fancy. Paint an accent wall or hang wall art that incorporates your favorite hue.
Entryway Decor: Pro Tips
Decor pro Elimar Lobo Sáenz suggests using Scandinavian interiors as inspiration for a chic color palette:
“Wood, white color scheme with Scandinavian influences combining gray, green, soft yellow and black (this last one to enhance the space or give it an elegant touch) also all shades of wood are special to create warm atmospheres, the aim is to look for a timeless and trendy space.”
Fellow ElephantStock's decor expert Yoko Chow, of Yoko Chow LLC, recommends incorporating yellow and grey into your space:
"The combination of yellow and grey may give you a very contemporary impression, but it [can be traditional as well.] While yellow is known to enhance one’s creativity and attention, having a vast area enveloped in yellow may [appear overwhelming] since it is such an attention-grabbing color. Balance is the key!"
Entryway Wall Art Sizes
When choosing the perfect size of modern wall art for your entryway, check out this excerpt from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide intended for hallways and narrow spaces:
IDEAL FOR THE HALLWAY: 36"X75"
Large wall art that measures 36 inches by 75 inches in height and width can create a polished, classic look in your hallway. This wall art size works well in long hallways as well as over your entertainment area.
Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.
Entryway Wall Art Shapes
After you’ve chosen the size that works best for your space, the next step is selecting a shape that reflects your personal style. Match your canvas layout to your personality with this list of layouts:
The traditional canvas: 1-Piece Canvas
The contemporary two-piece: 2-Piece Split Canvas
The dynamic multi-panel: 3 to 5-Piece Multi-Panel Canvas
The eclectic hexagon: 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas
If you’re not sure which layout will best complement your entryway, view previews of our shape options by toggling through the images of each print on our website.
Additional Topics & Decor Advice
For more advice on top decor trends, read our piece on how Covid-19 has shaped the world of interior design. Looking for more wall art ideas? Check out this piece on top wall art styles for each region. No matter whether your style is minimalist or peppered with pizazz, give your entryway some extra love!