Your entryway is the first space guests see when they walk through your front door. The foyer is arguably the most important part of your home when it comes to décor. Make a stunning first impression with wall art. Artwork can give your entryway a facelift with minimal cost and effort. We’ve created the ultimate guide to selecting prints for your entry space. These entryway wall décor ideas will blow your mind and set the tone for your entire interior.
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Trending Wall Decorations for Entryway
Make your entryway pop with a piece of décor that makes a statement while still looking timeless. Your entryway is a great space to experiment with trends, but make sure to choose a trend that won’t immediately go out of style. A great way to play with trending décor is to incorporate a style that is making a comeback. That will help you blend the classic with the contemporary. Styles come and go, but some décor is so iconic that it will never look dated. A super easy way to elevate your space is with wall art. Consider a trendy twist on a traditional artist from the 20th century. Our pop art collection inspired by Andy Warhol will brighten your entryway and show your guests your knowledge of design.
Expert Entry Wall Décor Tips
Bright colors are big for 2022! If you’re nervous about adding color to your main living space, your entryway will still make a statement without affecting the rest of your rooms. Make sure to fill the entire wall space in your opening hallway to avoid an awkward, barren entryway. A panoramic print is a great way to maximize space without overwhelming your wall, and multi-panel prints can be arranged according to your unique layout. Place an entryway table with stylish décor under your piece of chosen wall art. Feel free to mix and match different styles as long as you are intentional about your choices to avoid a chaotic overall look.
Decor Before You Enter the Room
Decide what you want to say with your space. Your entryway acts as a lead-in to your interior aesthetic. Consider the architectural style of your home for inspiration. If you live in a vintage space, go with a piece of traditional artwork. For those in a more modern home, consider something trendy and abstract.
Entryway Wall Décor: Shapes
Next, determine which canvas shape best fits the attitude you’re trying to convey with your interior décor. View our collection of canvas layouts below:
Eclectic and Daring: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set
Entryway Wall Décor: Pro Tips
If you’ve decided on a multi-panel print or a canvas set, check out this stylish tip from our expert article on hallway and entryway design:
“Gallery walls will never go out of style, just ask the French! This traditional décor method has stood the test of time for a reason. Hang a collection of your favorite family photos and artsy prints all over the wall of your choice.”
When it comes to hanging your multi-panel canvas, follow these pro-guidelines:
* Width: for all layouts, we recommend leaving 1" space between each panel when hung, for the best airy but tied-together look! If the gap is too big or too small, you'd lose the effect of the split canvas.
* Height: the height of the rest of the panels depends on the layout you selected. Some layouts are symmetrical, and some layouts resemble a wave and feature different heights. In general, be consistent! For example, if you hung the left panel 3" lower than the middle panel, be sure to hang the right panel in the same proportion. Use your ruler and pencil to measure the right height!
Foyer 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.
For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.
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 Décor: Pro Tips
Still stumped on which size to choose? Follow this helpful tip regarding the preview photos on our website:
“The image displayed is the largest of that design. Please note that the sizes shown are the overall size of all panels combined. Please keep an eye on the "Canvas Size Chart" to see the individual panel sizes. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.”
Entryway Wall Art Ideas & Styles
Entryway Wall Décor: Pro Tips
Energy flow is a major consideration when decorating the entrance to your home. Consider this expert tip from our article on Feng Shui:
“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.”
The Best Color Schemes for Your Entryway
Keep your entryway clean and simple to prevent a cluttered look. A minimalist color palette will create a sophisticated atmosphere without overwhelming your space. Consider decorating with neutrals and adding a subtle pop of color for contrast.
Black and Cyan Entryway Ideas
Break the classic décor rules and opt for a black and blue combo. These two shades are trending in 2022, and they’re a great way to put a modern twist on traditional tones. Combine a matte black with a cyan blue for a truly contemporary look.
Trending Topics & More Décor
For more entryway décor ideas, view our article on more wall art ideas for your foyer. Ready to start decorating the rest of your home? Go visit our décor inspiration blog for an expert design guide on every room. No matter your personal style, wall art in your entryway can take your space from lackluster to luxury in the blink of an eye.