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Small Entryway Ideas

Homespun Cottage Kitchen
Homespun Cottage Kitchen
Kitchen Studio Monterey
Built in 1900 - this Pacific Grove retreat home was in need of updating and elbow grease. The homeowners also needed a kitchen that could handle large family gatherings and corporate retreats. They chose to go with a bead board cabinet style that complimented the home's Victorian roots as well as offered modern conveniences such as Euro-Frameless hinging. Cabinetry by Ultracraft of North Carolina in their Hampton door style with Mullions on most upper cabinets. Countertops in Caesarstone's Calcatta Nuvo.
Modern Twist on Traditional
Modern Twist on Traditional
Nystrom Design
Balancing modern architectural elements with traditional Edwardian features was a key component of the complete renovation of this San Francisco residence. All new finishes were selected to brighten and enliven the spaces, and the home was filled with a mix of furnishings that convey a modern twist on traditional elements. The re-imagined layout of the home supports activities that range from a cozy family game night to al fresco entertaining. Architect: AT6 Architecture Builder: Citidev Photographer: Ken Gutmaker Photography
Chill Chalet
Chill Chalet
Designology Luxury Interiors
Instead of the oft-used reclaimed lumber for wall coverings, we decided to "panel" the walls in antique skis. What is more natural for a ski chalet? Bespoke table sets a cozy stage under the custom vintage sled chandelier. RocketHorse Photography
Foyer
Foyer
For What It's Worth, LLC
Stef Bartz Photography
Entryway - small asian terra-cotta tile entryway idea in Milwaukee with multicolored walls and a glass front door
Ranch Conversion Portland Oregon
Ranch Conversion Portland Oregon
Encircle Design and Build
22 pages photography
Inspiration for a small contemporary porcelain tile entryway remodel in Portland with white walls and a medium wood front door
Thayer Ridge Project- Design & Furnishings
Thayer Ridge Project- Design & Furnishings
Haven Design and Construction
Our clients' entry hall to the master bedroom lacked interest. We gave it a modern punch with this amazing Century display cabinet, stylish chair and starburst wall decor.
LAXseries Storage Bench
LAXseries Storage Bench
MASHstudios
Cover. A white double stitch seals the edge of a sliding felt seat, designed for accessing the storage box below. With ample storage for those things you’d like to keep out of sight and two shelves for footwear, this bench will contribute to keeping your place in perfect order.
San Ramon Living & Dining
San Ramon Living & Dining
Raashi Design
Foyer - small contemporary dark wood floor foyer idea in San Francisco with white walls
Beach Cottage
Beach Cottage
Gridley + Graves Photographers
Gridley + Graves Photographers
Entryway - small coastal entryway idea in Philadelphia with a white front door
Mexican Flare Kitchen
Mexican Flare Kitchen
KBC Design Studio/Kitchens By Christina Inc.
LTB Photography
Inspiration for a small southwestern medium tone wood floor entryway remodel in New York with blue walls and a white front door
Merritt Island, FL
Merritt Island, FL
Ally Whalen Design
Inspiration for a small transitional light wood floor, beige floor and shiplap wall entryway remodel in Orlando with white walls and a white front door
State Street - Modern Remodel
State Street - Modern Remodel
PGC Building + Design
Steve Tague
Example of a small minimalist ceramic tile entryway design in Other with beige walls and a white front door
Fendi
Fendi
DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Small trendy light wood floor and beige floor entryway photo in Miami with white walls
Entry
Entry
Tim Andersen Architect
Recessed entry is lined with 1 x 4 bead board to suggest interior paneling. Detail of new portico is minimal and typical for a 1940 "Cape." Colors are Benjamin Moore: "Smokey Taupe" for siding, "White Dove" for trim. "Pale Daffodil" for doors and sash.
Historic Home Entry
Historic Home Entry
Six Walls Inc
Once an empty vast foyer, this busy family of five needed a space that suited their needs. As the primary entrance to the home for both the family and guests, the update needed to serve a variety of functions. Easy and organized drop zones for kids. Hidden coat storage. Bench seat for taking shoes on and off; but also a lovely and inviting space when entertaining.
University Village Sarasota Florida
University Village Sarasota Florida
Gretchen Mannion Interiors
Dramatic Entry
Example of a small transitional ceramic tile foyer design in Tampa with gray walls
Wrought Iron Doors
Wrought Iron Doors
PORTEUSA
Wrought Iron Double Door - Forever Eyebrow by Porte, Color Dark Bronze and Flemish Glass
Entryway - small traditional concrete floor entryway idea in Austin with brown walls and a metal front door
Mudroom Alternate
Mudroom Alternate
Greg Perko Photography
© Greg Perko Photography 2014
Small elegant slate floor and multicolored floor single front door photo in Boston with multicolored walls and a white front door
Modern Entry
Modern Entry
Entryway - small modern medium tone wood floor entryway idea in New York with white walls and a white front door
City of Falls Church Renovation
City of Falls Church Renovation
WINN Design+Build
Mudroom - small traditional vinyl floor mudroom idea in DC Metro with gray walls

Stately, gorgeous mudrooms are having a moment in current design — but the reality is, most of us have only a small entryway to work with. Whether your front door opens right into your living room or you’ve got a sliver of a hallway, don’t let lack of square footage bring you down! With the right tools and a bit of planning, it really is possible to enjoy an efficient and organized entry. For visual inspiration, check out our extensive photo gallery below.

1. Make Use of Vertical Storage Solutions

In a small entryway, you’re not going to have a lot of space for benches and cabinetry. So think up instead. Install a narrow pegboard, multiple rows of wall hooks or one tall and thin cabinet. To save on floor space, opt for wall-mounted shelves. Storage bins made of wicker or fabric will help you maintain a clean look.

2. Use Multipurpose Furniture

Another way to maximize space in a small foyer is to use furniture and storage pieces that can multitask. For example, storage benches with lift tops and shelving are great for stashing shoes, umbrellas or outerwear all in one spot. An entryway table with plenty of drawers is ideal for hiding clutter, while also being the perfect spot to display a vase of flowers. (And all your guests will notice are those beautiful blossoms.)

3. Pick Out Decor that Clearly Defines Your Entry

One of the biggest challenges of having a small entry is differentiating it from the rest of your home. It’s nice to be able to leave dripping coats and muddy boots at the door, and avoid letting the clutter seep into your other rooms — but this can be hard without a long hallway! In order to achieve these boundary lines, choose decor that makes a statement and that feels unique to your foyer. Opt for a bold wallpaper just in your entryway, lay down a vibrant rug or mat, and arrange a large houseplant next to the door. If the rest of your flooring is hardwood or carpet, go for a patterned tile. Hanging up an eye-catching pendant light can also add to the sense that your entry is a space unto itself.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small entryway renovation or are building a designer entryway from scratch, Houzz has 13,304 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Gretchen Mannion Interiors and Haven Design and Construction. Look through entryway pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a small entryway design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small entryway photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.