How to Transform Your Entryway on a Budget

by Dusty Rhodes on Sep 20, 2023  in 
  • Real Estate
  • Renovating
  • Portable Storage


Your entryway is like the first impression of your home. It’s what welcomes guests into your home and sets the tone for what’s to come in the rest of the house. That’s why it’s important to create a warm and inviting entryway that makes people want to come inside. Fortunately, an upgrade to your entryway doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are plenty of great ways to transform your entryway on a budget.

Change the Walls

One of the easiest ways to transform the look of your entryway is to simply apply a new coat of paint. You can choose a bold color for the entire entryway or just go for one statement wall. You can also add a bold wallpaper that can enhance the look and dress up the space. Another way to create a statement is by adding paneling, weathered wood, stone, or brick to the walls. Changing the color or texture of the walls can immediately modernize the space and create a whole new look for your entryway.

Add a Table or Bench

A table or bench is another budget-friendly way to transform the look of your entryway. A beautiful table can be a great piece for holding decor pieces like mirrors, frames, vases, books, or lamps. Do be careful not to overcrowd the space. A stylish lamp, candle, and vase of flowers might be all you need to create a warm and lovely space. As for a bench, consider adding a pop of color with a few decorative pillows and a throw blanket. You can also add a few decorative baskets underneath the bench that double as storage for shoes.

Hang an Elegant Light Fixture

The lighting in your entryway can really make a statement. If you have high ceilings, consider a beautiful chandelier or modern light fixture that captures your attention the moment you walk in. There are also lots of beautiful ceiling mounted light fixtures for lower ceilings. A light fixture not only provides much needed lighting at the entryway, but it also makes a great first impression for your home.

Swap Out the Rug

Something as simple as swapping out the rug can really change the look of the space. It is also a budget-friendly way to update the entryway and requires no labor. It also cozies up the space and gives that warm and inviting feeling.

Update Your Front Door

Changing your front door can completely transform the look of your entryway and your home’s exterior. Though this might be more costly than painting or throw rugs, it’s still relatively affordable when it comes to home upgrades. You can choose a door that best reflects the style of your home’s interior. For example, if your decor is modern, you can choose a more modern front door with a sleek metal frame and glass. On the other hand, if your home is modern farmhouse, you might choose a front door made of reclaimed wood. Either way, a new door can transform the look of your home and create an entryway that reflects the overall style of the home.

Wall Art

The entryway is an excellent place to display your favorite wall art. Whether you have an artist you love, a piece you created yourself, a child’s artwork, or a photo gallery, your entryway is the perfect spot to display your favorite art or photos for everyone to see. Not only does it personalize the space, but it makes for an excellent conversation starter.

Dusty Rhodes