We all know how hard it can be to keep our entryway from becoming a burial ground for shoes and umbrellas. And while there are plenty of tricks to style your entryway, sometimes this well-worn space just needs a new look.
Luckily, we can turn to Instagram for plenty of decor inspiration. So, as we do every week, we scrolled through hundreds of decor posts on Instagram to uncover the most popular looks, this time with an eye to the entrance.
What we found was that the designs with the most little hearts had something in common: From fabulous foliage to natural elements, the biggest Instagram influencers are bringing the outside in. Here’s how to steal the look and transform your entryway with the freshest trends.
“Wreaths add a layer of color and texture—drawing attention, and popping off your front door,” says Leigh Spicher, national director of design studios for Ashton Woods. “I love using real, authentic materials when possible, and your wreath is the perfect place. Not only will it have authentic, natural colors, but it will also waft a fresh scent when guests enter your home.”
Get the look: Draw in your guests with a farmers market–inspired herbal wreath from Williams-Sonoma.
“The beautiful dried flowers and fragrant herbs that will turn heads for both the look and the scent,” Spicher says.
The refurbished dresser is the very essence of farmhouse chic, and we especially love the way this one has been finished in a trendy midnight blue. Not only will a piece like this one by @1728cedarhedge (another repost from @decorsteals) spruce up your entryway, but it’s also an ingenious way to discreetly add extra storage.
“There are few things I love more than a refurbished item and the reuse of an old dresser is no exception,” says Stephanie Purcell, interior designer and owner of Redesigned Classics. “It provides vintage charm and a bit of nostalgia for any entryway. If you want your entryway to have a one-of-a-kind piece, this is a great way to do it.”
Keeping a tall vase of fresh-cut flowers is a nice idea in theory, but we all know the reality of that gets expensive real quick. Which is why having an evergreen print like this one featured by @blissfully_eclectic (reposted by @kcdesignco) is the perfect solution.
“Plant prints are a great way to bring nature indoors without having to worry about trying to keep an actual plant alive,” Purcell says. “Plant prints also work well in dark or poorly ventilated areas where a plant would otherwise not survive.”
Get the look: Add some garden-chic vibes to your entryway with a set of prints like this one from Target.
Keep it bright
With the days getting shorter, there’s never been a better time to preserve as much natural light as possible. And the bright, airy vibes of this entryway by @housesevendesign (reposted by @simpsondoorco) seem to accomplish just that.
“Your entryway is the last place you want to be dark and drab,” Spicher says. “It should be bright and welcoming, and while you might not be able to add more windows or natural lighting, you can easily incorporate items that will add light and grow the space. Neutral colors and natural textures do just that.”
Get the look: Give your entryway a fresh coat of paint that will brighten it up and soak in the natural light, like this one from Valspar. Then add some natural elements with a set of handmade storage baskets from Etsy.
Geometric statement walls
Geometric patterns are hot right now, but getting such a bold look to work inside your home can be a challenge. Fortunately, designers like @maggiemillerinteriors seem to know how to make it look easy—using geometrics in small doses, offset by neutrals to tie the space together.
“I love a bold statement wall, and this geometric trend is one of my favorites,” Purcell says. “Plus, with the leaps and bounds wallpaper has made in the last few years, this design trend is as easy as ever to achieve. There are so many great styles and colors, as well as removable, repositionable and peel-and-stick adhesives.”
Get the look: To add the perfect statement wall to your entryway, try this fabric peel-and-stick appliqué from West Elm.
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