20,695 Contemporary Entry Design Photos

Your entryway is the first and last room your guests see, so creating a welcoming and memorable space is key. A foyer is more than a simple doorway; it’s the space where the transition is made from the public world to the private world. It should reflect your home’s contemporary style and create a single point from which all the other rooms flow. As you rework it, be sure to think about overall function and appearance, and find a way to enhance your space with an interesting front door, handy storage units or even a mudroom. More 
Standard Creative
2 Reviews
Sterling Road Residence
Ideabooks27,467
Questions5
“Kids bathroom ideas” — elle1985
Phil Kean Design Group
18 Reviews
NeMo (New Modern)
Ideabooks120K
Questions24
“Lighting” — Cathy Myers
Interiors by Steven G
17 Reviews
Contemporary Private Residence Palm Beach County
Ideabooks57,781
Questions42
Barry Grossman Photography
“Entrada” — yeila
Loudoun County Custom Builder - Best of Houzz 2014
Bensonwood's mission for over 40 years has been crafting beautiful and healthy, high-performance home sanctuaries capable of enduring for centuries.
Sponsored
Pinneo Construction
Random Road, Princeton
Ideabooks92
Questions0
“Bench!” — trilogystjohn
FORGE CRAFT ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Casa Cuernavaca
Ideabooks159
Questions0
Paul Bardagjy
“Picture layout” — lebee6
LG Tokarsky - Architect, LLC
Montgomery Residence Addition
Ideabooks35,530
Questions9
“Sections” — Caroline Stewart
Sandberg Schoffel Architects
Manly House
Ideabooks38,963
Questions7
Landscape design creates a tropical resort character, lighting creates highlights at the front. Photo; Tom Ferguson
“exterior style” — hilasallady
Menendez Architects PC
3 Reviews
Aspen Alps Condominium Remodel
Ideabooks7,126
Questions5
Emily Minton Redfield Photography
“backpack storage closet” — hilasallady
Renovating in Ashburn? Contact a local pro
EcoNize Closets
Virginia’s choice for Custom Closets, Home Offices, Murphy Beds & More
View my projects
Pristine Acres
Northern Virginia Landscape Architect and Custom Pool Builder
View my projects

How do I make my front door stand out?


To start your grand entrance off right, pick out a front door that is style appropriate yet interesting and unique. Think about what works best with your contemporary home — an all-glass door is pretty contemporary, while an ornate wood door is elegant and traditional. You can also experiment with the size and shape. An arched door works well for Mediterranean-style homes, and a double door is a great way to make a dramatic statement. To give your current door an exciting new look, try painting it a bright color or adding new hardware.

How do I organize my entryway or foyer?


In spite of your best intentions, your front door always becomes a drop zone. Instead of fighting this, embrace it by adding storage to house all those car keys, purses, backpacks and shoes. If there's space, built-in shelves, cabinets and hooks are great for coats, shoes and bags; if there's not, baskets or bins, coat racks and benches can help your foyer function the same way. Be sure everyone has their own drop spot so items are easy to grab and go on the way out, and don't forget about some extra space for guests. For the smaller items like mail, cell phones and keys, include small bowls or bins.

How do I add a mudroom?


For larger families, a mudroom is the ideal storage space for shoes, lunch bags, sports equipment and pet essentials. Although this space is often near the back door or garage, you don't need an entire room to reap the benefits: A narrow hall or partial wall will do just fine. In the end, a mudroom is all about the built-ins. Counters, tables and benches can collect and organize day-to-day items, while built-in lockers or cubbies will give individual family members their own space. You can further organize your built-ins by adding smaller storage solutions, such as baskets, bins and trays.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™