15 Creative DIYs and Ideas for Entryways

The entryway is the first impression of a home and often gets overlooked.  Outfit your foyer with a few simple budget-friendly ideas like adding a bold graphic rug, a new coat of paint or something as easy as hanging a few new hooks.  Here are 15 DIY’s and ideas that can make an entrance hall fun and unique.  (Above: Oversized paper flowers make the best entryway accessory! Buy them from HouseThatLarsBuilt on Etsy ($32.75) or make them by following this tutorial here.) Check out the slideshow below:

  • Use Shopping Bags for Storage 1 of 15
    Use Shopping Bags for Storage
    Shopping bags made ​​of woven reeds serve as storage in this fresh summer-like entryway.
    From vtwonen. Styling Marianne Luning Fotografie Marc van Praag en Sunna-Ra Bijl.
  • Make a Colorful Entry (DIY) 2 of 15
    Make a Colorful Entry (DIY)
    This slatted mat is sturdy and lets water drain right through. A pretty way to meet guests.
    Get the DIY from
  • Vintage Bobbin Wall Hooks 3 of 15
    Vintage Bobbin Wall Hooks
    A cool and unique idea using vintage bobbins as wall hooks. Keep distressed or paint for a more modern look.
    From Real Living Magazine (Nov 2010).
  • Creative Coatrack (DIY) 4 of 15
    Creative Coatrack (DIY)
    Even with a small budget one can create a cool coatrack using found wood and a selection of decorative knobs.
    Get the DIY from Real Living (Photography Chris Warnes).
  • Bring Flowers (Buy or DIY) 5 of 15
    Bring Flowers (Buy or DIY)
    Oversized paper flowers make the best entryway accessory!
    Buy them from HouseThatLarsBuilt on Etsy ($32.75) or make them by following this tutorial here.
  • Make a Vintage Paintings Gallery 6 of 15
    Make a Vintage Paintings Gallery
    Create a gallery at your entryway by picking up some vintage oil paintings from the thrift store like the New York apartment of stylist Marcus Hay.
    Images from Ideat Magazine. Photos by Jonny Valiant.
  • Mount a Series of Drawer Knobs (DIY) 7 of 15
    Mount a Series of Drawer Knobs (DIY)
    These wooden hangers (drawer knobs painted different colors) look modern and fresh.
    Idea from Martha Stewart.
  • Clutter Control with Lockers 8 of 15
    Clutter Control with Lockers
    Vintage lockers just look cool, and help with hiding the everyday clutter.
    Idea from Martha Stewart.
  • Hook It! 9 of 15
    Hook It!
    Hooks are a budget-friendly way to create a cosy entryway. Pick up some from a local hardware store, or hunt some vintage ones down like these.
    Home of photographer Andreas Öhlund. Via Emmas Blogg.
  • Add a Blanket 10 of 15
    Add a Blanket
    Something as simple as a colorful blanket thrown over a bench is a great way to make your entryway pop!
    Blankets/rugs from Bolivia. These ones from Spartan via Lena Corwin.
  • Chalk it Up! 11 of 15
    Chalk it Up!
    Besides a child's bedroom a really great spot for some chalkboard paint is in the entryway. Leave messages, love notes or just plain.
    Idea from the home of Anette Joseph as seen on Design Sponge.
  • A Graphic Rug 12 of 15
    A Graphic Rug
    Something as simple as a graphic rug (there are heaps at IKEA) can add a hint of fun to an otherwise traditional entryway.
    Image from House and Home (Photographer: Ted Yarwood).
  • A Basketweave Mat 13 of 15
    A Basketweave Mat
    Make a great first impression with a basketweave mat. Handwoven from natural coconut fibers in a basketweave pattern, this durable mat—made for indoor and outdoor use—is perfect for high-traffic areas like porches and entryways.
    From West Elm.
  • Magnetic Hall Organizer 14 of 15
    Magnetic Hall Organizer
    Organize a front hall with a metal mailbox, magazine hooks provide a perfect perch for raincoats, scarves, and umbrellas. And because they're magnetic you can easily adhere favorite images and notes to them.
  • Hang a Photo Montage 15 of 15
    Hang a Photo Montage
    This photo display is a montage of family shots copied onto wooden plates and hung on the wall with simple hooks. Makes for a nice vignette.
    Via (Photo: Laurey W. Glenn).


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