September 28, 2020

Set the tone of your home decor right from your entryway, not your living area. Yes, you read that right. Most of us spend our time, effort, and resources beautifying our living room but neglect our entryway, foyer, mudroom, or whatever you call it. 

This just doesn’t make sense. After all, the entryway is the first stop inside a home, the area where you welcome guests. The moment family and friends open our main door, what they see should give them an idea of what to expect from the rest of the house. What they see should make them feel welcomed and right at home.

Now, for the perfect inviting, homey vibe, the farmhouse style is the way to go. Nothing gives a welcoming feel to a space more than the farmhouse- or country-inspired decor. The farmhouse design style implies a warm, bright, airy atmosphere, like how farms are in the country, with touches that bring to mind earth and nature.

That means, to achieve this style, think neutral color schemes in shades of green and brown reminiscent of nature and all that is natural, with a dash of bright or bold color here and there to accentuate and give depth to your space.

Do you need to be in the country or to live in a sprawling property to make a farmhouse-inspired entryway work? You don’t. No matter your square footage at home, you can transform your space to feel a tad more country. 

Below, we listed farmhouse-inspired entryway decoration ideas that are easy to pull off and easy on the pocket. Combine two or three of these ingenious ideas and you’re set to wow family and friends the moment they step through your door. 


Some paint their main doors a bright, vibrant color to keep it looking fresh and pretty, but if you can’t, that’s okay. The idea, anyway, is simple: don’t overlook your front door. 

Hanging a rustic-looking wooden sign will do the trick and then some. A hanging sign is perfect to give guests a hint of what awaits them inside. Look for hanging wooden signs that are easy to maintain and are made of durable materials. 

Usually, you simply need to wipe wooden signs with a soft damp cloth to remove dust and keep it looking good for years to come.


hang new lighting

Condominium and apartment dwellers often have to contend with limited spaces. That’s not reason enough to skip decorating altogether. In fact, decorating a smallish entryway will help enlarge the spaceーwell, not literally of course. 

One of the best ways to decorate a narrow entryway is to bring the focus up toward the ceiling. Hang a lantern chandelier with a rustic finish or a circular wrought iron one. As an alternative, try hanging lantern wall sconces by your entryway table or bench. If you have wall-mounted hooks or hanging storage, hang a lantern sconce on each side for balance.    


add a new bench

Wood is one of the defining factors of the farmhouse style. A wooden bench by your entryway will surely add a wow factor to your space and make family and friends feel right at home too. 

If you’re looking for convenience and functionality, you need a wooden bench, where family and friends can simply sit down when putting on or taking off dirty shoes from the outside. 

The classic wooden Windsor or cross-back chair are great options if you don’t have a bench or don’t have space for it. 


Add decorative hooks

Instead of dumping your hats somewhere in the house, like in a closet, why not use them as wall decor? Add wall-mounted hooks or pegs to hang them by your entryway. This allows you to express your creativity while still being totally functional.  

Also, hang coats and jackets, bags, and keys on wall-mounted hooks for an organized, welcoming space. The last thing you want is a cluttered foyer. Trust us, guests notice everything the moment you open the door.


Barn buckets make for adorable farmhouse decor, and when you add fresh flowers to the picture, the effect is simply perfect. If you’ve decorated your front yard for the fall, you might as well go all the way and extend your decor inside the house.

In a previous article, we shared creative ideas to spruce up your front porch for the fall and also talked about the flowers that are perfect for the season, like mums and pansies.     


add storage furniture

A piece of reliable storage furniture helps keep clutter away and gives you additional space to create a vignette. Too much footwear by your main door can be quite an eyesore. The solution?

Aside from letting go of shoes that don’t spark joy in you anymore, the next best solution is to get an entryway cabinet or a shoe compartment. There are cabinets made specifically for narrow spaces, but if you can’t find one that fits yours, don’t shy away from a DIY project or get it customized by someone in your area. 

The additional display space on top of an entryway cabinet is something we can all appreciate. Feel free to express yourself and display a few odds and ends to add visual interest to the space. Remember, however, to curate your display items to ensure you they look pleasing, not the opposite.


A round mirror is a favorite decor in farmhouse-style homes because they combine style and function. Many feng shui enthusiasts, however, are against such practice as they believe mirrors near doorways suck the chi or the good energy that passes through the door. 

If that doesn’t bother you, a mirror is undeniably a great way to enlarge a space and maximize light coming in from the outside. We don’t want just any mirror though. We want a round one that is country-inspired. 

A round mirror is not only stylish but it also provides contrast when too many straight lines are present in a space. 


An empty wall is the perfect canvas to add old-world charm to your farmhouse-inspired entryway. An old painting, for example, would be perfect, as well as a vintage map. 

If you enjoy photographs, or take pleasure taking awesome ones, enlarge a favorite, print it in black and white, and frame it to serve as a focal point in your entryway decor. There are many free images you can choose from too, so a boring, uninspired wall should be a thing of the past.

We hope these farmhouse decoration ideas will help you transform your entryway. It’s time to say, “Hello, beautiful spaces!”

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