21 Gorgeous (& Achievable!) Before After DIY Entryway Ideas

As we embark on our home improvement projects,the very first things we are exploring are, naturally, DIY entryway ideas!

It is especially inspiring to see  a dramatic before after transformation. There are so much to learn when we see how much a space become more beautiful and functional when some smart choice are made!21 amazing DIY entryway ideas & beautiful makeovers! Many tips & tricks such as best entryway furniture, small entryway storage, easy bench seats, & more!
Through these amazing DIY entryway ideas we will explore many tips and tricks such as built-in and free standing entryway furniture, easy and attractive storage solutions for small entryways, multi-functional bench seats, and more!

Let’s start envisioning all the possibilities to make our own entryway a happy and welcoming place to be!

1 .  Board and batten wainscoting DIY entryway ideas

farmhouse entryway before

The first group of our DIY entryway ideas are easy-to-install wood paneling. “Board and Batten” is a type of wainscoting with elegant, clean lines which are often used in farmhouse or Shaker style home designs. They add rich details and a place to attach hooks for hanging jackets and other items.

farmhouse DIY Board and batten wainscoting DIY entryway ideas
This simple DIY board and batten wainscoting project can adds lots of character to your home. Wainscoting is also easy to care for and clean, which makes it a great solution to your entryway, mudroom or dining room. ( Homedepot  )

2 . Easy Board and Batten Mudroom Hallway Makeover

amazing DIY entryway ideas : Board and Batten Mudroom Hallway

When the entry is a hallway, a board and batten wall adds beauty and provides the opportunity to display art along the linear space. (Paper Daisy Design)

Paint colors are also an important factor. Here are some beautiful paint colors (with names for each!) : 25 gorgeous kitchen cabinet paint colors to steal!

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3 . Dress up a blank wall with beautiful entryway furniture.

entryway color wall

Even simple entryway furniture such as a console table can become a focal point. Add a mirror and a lamp to complete the vignette.

new entryway grey wall and console table

It is now an attractive and welcoming space. Tutorial at Creatively Living Blog.

4, 5, & 6. Entryway storage closet makeovers

entryway closet demolition

Some of the best DIY entryway ideas are closet makeovers. It turns out that a closet is not just to hide the messy stuff. It can be a beautiful space that also provides storage.

beautiful entryway bench seating and storage baskets
4. Doesn’t this makeover bring a big smile to your face every time you come home? ( House of Smiths)

Below are two more entryway storage closet before and afters. You can see variations of entryway bench seat and great ideas for small entryway storage.

enryway closet emptiedentryway closet makeover with storage bench and wall art
5. Experiment with variations in shelving designs, seat fabrics etc., and tell your unique story. ( Fresh Crush )

white closetfarmhouse style entry closet before after
6. The shiplap wall, white and neutral colors, and woven baskets give thie DIY entryway a farmhouse feel. (Woven Home )

7 . 8. & 9. Beautiful and easy entryway furniture ideas

Simple entryway furniture from places like IKEA can be beautifully styled with colors, textures, and unique objects from your life. This is a great way to easily create a fresh new look without any remodeling.

entryway-before-after with blue wall
7 . This bohemian modern entry seating bench with happy bright colored cushions and pillows also provides lots of storage space for shoes and other essentials. ( Apartment Therapy )

beautiful entryway-before-after with console table
8 . This DIY entryway is a great example of how to beautifully style a console table with timeless elements such as the farmhouse style mirror, apple blossoms in a mercury glass vase, and of course candles and baskets! (By Blissful Bee )

before entryway after with shiplap wall
9 . Can you see why everyone loves shiplap wall? This stunning DIY entryway is so perfect with the horizontal wood plank wall, the console table and the unique mirror! You will also find Katie at Little House of Four decorating this entryway beautifully through the seasons.

10 . DIY entryway ideas using seating benches.

An entryway seating bench can be built in or free standing. Even a really simple little bench can add such an welcoming feel to an entryway. It is also great for small entryways.

white entryway bench with storage and green cushion
This low wall with an entryway seating bench creates such a cozy space quickly and easily. (BHG )

11, 12, 13 & 14. Build a piece of furniture to define the entry.

DIY entryway bench with stripe cushion and coat rack
11 . A DIY entryway bench with hooks above to hang coats and bags can make the perfect small entryway. (Ana White )

stained wood entryway bench
12 . This one piece DIY bench-hook entryway storage combo is also a great idea. (Shanty2Chic )

old dresserlight blue bench made from old dresser

13 . Re-purpose an old dresser into entryway furniture, and a conversation piece that puts a smile on your face. (Weekend Country Girl )

white farmhouse wood entryway bench
14 . If you love farmhouse style DIY entryway ideas, here’s another beautiful one! ( via Craftberry Bush)

15 . 16. & 17. Easy entryway storage ideas

crates as entryway storage
15 . Crates painted with happy colors become lovely floating shelves for shoes.(The Verden)

entryway shoe tray
16 . All of us are guilty at some point for kicking our shoes everywhere when we enter our homes. This chic boot tray is a simple and great solution for an entryway. (Southern Revivals)

SUPER space saving and surprisingly sturdy DIY shoe rack using cardboard
17 . This cardboard shoe organizer is super space-saving and sturdy! (A Piece of Rainbow)

18 . Make an unique entryway coat rack.

diy faucet handle coat rack
A coat rack can double as a unique piece of wall decor. (A Piece of Rainbow)

19 . A quick door makeover with big impacts

plain white door

Many homes have generic looking doors that does not add any beauty to a space. A door makeover is actually a relatively easy DIY project.

paneled black door

Here is a great example of how a bit of love and creativity can go a long way. (By  Jenna Sue )

20 . Dream big… even when the space is small

small entryway before and after
This before after hits all the essentials of a beautiful and functional entryway.(Chatfield Court)

21 . A multi-function DIY entryway wall

blank wall before and afternew entryway wall with backpack storage and large family photo
Coming full circle, here is a super creative variation of the board and batten wainscoting (Number 1). I would so look forward to coming home and drawing the highlights of my day on those chalkboards! ( I’m Bat Mom)
Are you excited about all the possibilities? Imagine all the inspirations as we move through the entire home? More to come soon!
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Happy creating! See you next week!


  1. Wow! These are fabulous befores and afters! I love entryways but do not actually have a designated one. I think they will be so fun to decorate and create some kind of functionality!

  2. I love home makeovers! Apart from our first family home, when I was growing up our family moved around a lot so my parents would always be renting older houses and we would try to update each place we went to (as long as the landlords okayed it) by either painting the cabinets or walls or re-decorating. It was one of my favorite things to do and now that I have my own place, I get to choose how everything looks and it is heaven! All of these makeovers look great! 🙂

  3. DREAMING of having an entry way… My house is super tiny, so the front door just opens into the living room, but these all look SO amazing! Want!

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