21 beautiful DIY entryway ideas & easy makeovers! Best interior design tips on foyer decor, furniture & rugs, small space storage & more!
As we embark on our home improvement projects, the very first things we are exploring are, naturally, DIY entryway ideas! When we open the front door, a beautiful clutter-free entry foyer can immediately make us feel happy and uplifted.
Through these inspiring DIY entryway before after transformations, we will explore many interior design ideas on built-in and free standing entryway furniture, easy and attractive storage solutions for small entryways, multi-functional bench seats, decor tips with wallpaper and rugs, and more!
Let’s start envisioning all the possibilities to make our home entrance a happy and welcoming place to be!
1 . Board and batten wainscoting DIY entryway ideas
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The first group of our DIY entryway ideas are easy-to-install wood paneling, aka “Board and Batten”. It’s a type of wainscoting with elegant, clean lines from early Shaker style home designs, now often seen in many style homes from traditional, modern to farmhouse. They add rich details and a perfect place to attach wall hooks for hanging jackets and other items.
This simple DIY board and batten wainscoting project can really transform a wall space. Wainscoting is also easy to care for and clean, which makes it a great solution to almost any rooms that needs an accent wall with attractive storage. (Via Homedepot )
2 . Easy Board and Batten Mudroom Hallway Makeover
When the entry is a long narrow hallway, a board and batten wall adds beauty and provides the opportunity to display wall art along the limited 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!
3 . Transform a blank wall with beautiful entryway table and decor.
If you have a blank wall at the entrance, you can use simple entryway furniture such as a console table, a wall mirror or artwork, and a table lamp to create a beautiful accent wall vignette.
It is now an attractive and welcoming entryway! Tutorial at Creatively Living Blog.
4. Entryway storage closet ideas
Some of the best DIY small entryway ideas are storage closet makeovers. It turns out that there are much better ways to use a closet than just to hide the messy clutter.
Here’s how a small closet can become part of a designer entryway! ( House of Smiths)
5. Entryway closet makeover
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.
5. Experiment with variations in shelving designs, seat fabrics etc., and tell your unique story. ( Fresh Crush )
6. The shiplap wall, white and neutral colors, and woven baskets give thie DIY entryway a farmhouse feel. (Woven Home )
7. Beautiful 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.
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 )
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 )
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.
This low wall with an entryway seating bench creates such a cozy space quickly and easily. (BHG )
11. Entry bench ideas.
A DIY entryway bench with hooks above to hang coats and bags can make the perfect small entryway. (Ana White )
12. Storage bench with hooks and baskets
This one piece DIY bench-hook entryway storage combo is also a great idea. (Shanty2Chic )
13. Entryway bench with oversized mirror
Re-purpose an old dresser into entryway furniture, and a conversation piece that puts a smile on your face. (Weekend Country Girl )
14. Modern farmhouse entryway ideas
If you love farmhouse style DIY entryway ideas, here’s a beautiful inspiration: a bench and wall with lots of built-in spaces for art, flowers, decorations, mail sorting, shoes, and jackets! ( via Craftberry Bush)
15. Easy entryway shoe storage ideas
Crates painted with happy colors become lovely floating shelves for shoe storage. (The Verden)
16. Entryway shoe storage tray
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)
17. Easy DIY cardboard shoe rack
17 . This cardboard shoe organizer is super space-saving and sturdy! (A Piece of Rainbow)
18 . Make an unique entryway 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
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.
This narrow entryway becomes much more attractive with a DIY door and wood paneling on the wall. (By Jenna Sue )
20 . Make a small space feel larger.
Even a small space can have so much charm and potential. A simple bench with shoe rack, some wall hooks and artworks create a beautiful and functional small entryway that connects right into the living room.(Chatfield Court)
21 . A multi-function DIY entryway wall
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!