Creating an Artful Entryway: Inspiration, Tips, and DIY Ideas

Creating an Artful Entryway: Inspiration, Tips, and DIY Ideas

Putting together that roundup of clean and bright entryways recently left me feeling inspired and eager to create my own interpretation. There were a few elements that really stuck out as adaptable to any style or space. Read on for tips for creating your own artful entryway!      

I'm really drawn to spaces that have a sense of texture, where you walk in and immediately want to touch everything. Blending different kinds of materials is a great way to bring visual and tactile interest into a space, as well as increase the energy flow of a room!

created at: 02/25/2013

For me, no room is complete without two things: artwork and a killer rug. I usually start with those elements and work from there, choosing colors and other accessories as complements.

For this entryway, a simple, chunky solid-wood bench helps balance out the energy of the rug and painting, while a structured pop of color above keeps your eyes moving. Basic storage is achieved through a woven rubber basket and angular wooden hooks.

Interested in trying something similar? Check out the source list and matching DIY projects below!


1. Diamond Hooks from Ferm Living

2. Frame Cluster Light from Iacoli & McAllister

3. Painting by Maria Walker

4. Neo Bowl by Rosanna Contadini

5. Trunk Bench by Kalon Studios

6. Chevron Indoor-Outdoor Rug from Crate & Barrel


1. DIY Faceted Wood Wall Hooks

2. DIY Geometric Frame Light

3. 10 Affordable DIY Wall Art Projects

4. DIY Fabric Coil Bowl

5. DIY Rustic Modern Log Bench

6. DIY Painted Pattern Rug

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