15 Breathtaking Front Entryways to Welcome the New Year in Style

Updated 05/17/19

With the New Year on the horizon, now's the perfect time to rethink how your home welcomes in loved ones. The front entryway is often the first thing that greets your guests when they step inside, so you'll want to ensure it makes a good first impression. Depending on the rest of your home décor and personal style, you can design a beautiful foyer that exudes a sense of your personality and the atmosphere you want to foster in your home.

Large mirrors, plants, console tables, artwork, rugs, and pendant lighting are a few key elements to consider when selecting décor for the front entryway. Lead guests into your home with a colorful runner, make a statement with a jaw-dropping piece of artwork, or stay organized with a console topped with decorative yet functional trays. Ahead, be inspired by 15 truly breathtaking front entryways that range from minimal and understated to luxe and highly designed.

Front Entryway
Amber Interiors

A pair of hanging wall mirrors with leather straps is the focal point of this stunning entryway. They create a sense of depth in the already beautiful space, complete with a modern console table, a traditional rug, a pendant light, and small potted plants.

Minimalist Front Entryway
Alyssa Rosenheck DESIGN: Amanda Barnes Interiors

You don't need wall-to-wall décor to make a statement. This minimalist front entryway to chic and rustic thanks to a simple cowskin rug, dark hardwood floors, and architectural details.

Geometric Front Entryway
Ashe + Leandro

Multiple elements come together to make this foyer look inviting and aesthetically pleasing. Light hardwood floors contrast with black accents and white walls. From this vantage point, the entryway looks expansive as a winding staircase leads up to the second floor.

Gold Ceiling Front Entryway
Alyssa Rosenheck

With such breathtaking interior design, this entryway doesn't need much else to make a statement. The gold ceiling and intricate overhead light fixture are enough to catch anyone's attention.

Contemporary Front Entryway
Alexander Design

This larger-than-life foyer is contemporary with a touch of glamour. An ochre bench creates a cozy feel, while a disco ball–like chandelier takes center stage.

Mediterranean Front Entryways
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

With Mediterranean architectural elements, this foyer looks like a dreamy vacation escape. Even if you don't have these stunning doors and archways, you can get the look with a festive, colorful rug.

Traditional Front Entryway
Alyssa Rosenheck DESIGN: Sean Anderson Design for Architectural Digest

This front entrance is traditional and classic with a crystal chandelier, a muted painting, and a wrought-iron console table. You can only imagine what the rest of the home looks like past the foyer.

Simple Front Entryway
Amber Interiors

A colorful rug and patterned pillows are giving off serious bohemian vibes. With floor-to-ceiling windows and white paneled walls, what else do you need?

Rustic Front Entryway
Pella Hedeby

Walking into this entryway is like being transported to a chic cabin in the woods. Exposed wood-beam ceilings, a rustic bench, and stacked logs add to the cozy feel.

Colorful Front Entryway
Alyssa Rosenheck DESIGN: Elsie Larson for Domino Magazine

If you like playful colors, patterns, and textures, take note of this modern foyer complete with a bright pink door. The wallpaper creates interest while gold accent pieces tie it all together.

Narrow Front Entryway
Amber Interiors

If you're working with a narrow front entryway, you can always incorporate a stylish runner to add a pop of color and style to a space. This foyer feels like it goes on for miles as a blue traditional rug leads into a long hallway.

Trendy Front Entryway
Alyssa Rosenheck for Domino Magazine

Make a statement with wall art that greets you and your guests as soon as you cross the threshold inside. Here, a unique mirror hangs above a colorful rug, and there's also a geometric pendant with complementary silver details.

Classic Front Entryway
Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Through this front door, you're met with an immediate view of a towering staircase. Traditional décor pieces like an antique-looking console and a rustic chair sit comfortably across from the stairs beneath a classical work of art.

Katherine Carter Design

An understated California-cool look, this front entryway has just the right amount of design to make a statement. Aside from the intricate wooden door, a contemporary gold chandelier draws the eye upward and a curved bench fits perfectly nestled against the rounded wall.

Jute Entryway Rug
Alyssa Rosenheck; DESIGN: Jennifer Robin for Rue

This easy breezy entryway starts with a casual jute rug that leads towards a modern hanging pendant and black and white staircase. The whole space is decidedly modern, but it still feels relaxed and inviting.

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