Farmhouse Entryway Ideas That Are More Than a Nice Place to Store Your Wellington Boots

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Farmhouse style is all about warm, cozy, and relaxing vibes, full of charm and character. And what better way to welcome guests into your home than with a farmhouse entryway? Forget about busy patterns and chintz galore; country style is all about muted color schemes mixed with natural materials. Here are seven farmhouse entryway ideas that are more than just a nice place to store your Wellington boots, and are guaranteed to make a good first impression.

1. Make your door count.

If there's one thing that needs to take center stage when it comes to an entryway, it's your front door. After all, that first look counts. As far as doors go, this simple barn design by Chango & Co. is the perfect minimal opening for a large hallway. The space also features a wooden console table and bench to create an intimate and welcoming setting, complete with seating for guests to remove their shoes.

2. Add a console table.

The key to a farmhouse style is combining new furniture and accessories with vintage finds. Look out for weathered woods with natural knots, and pieces that look well-loved but not too shabby. This entryway by House Seven Design hits the nail on the head with its clean white board and batten walls, wood console table, and tonal accents. The chevron patterned wood flooring doesn't hurt either.

3. Hang a gallery wall.

We love a gallery wall here at Hunker HQ, and the one in this farmhouse entryway idea by Toria Erskine is no exception. The unique bench/console table filled with plants completes the look and adds loads of visual interest and texture.

4. Go big with a mirror.

Hanging a mirror in the entryway will help open up your space, and works with every design style. If you're lucky enough to have high ceilings, like Natashia and Shauna's home, take inspiration from the round oversize mirror they went with in their French farmhouse. The metallic finishes paired with warm woods add a modern but industrial twist.

5. Don't forget the coat hooks.

Sometimes a fuss-free farmhouse entryway idea can be more effective, especially if you are working with a small space, and want to bring a little bit of color into play. This blue and gray setup by Mindfully Gray has been designed with storage in mind, adding a row of wall hooks to hang coats, bags, and even baskets to stash small essentials or a dash of greenery.

6. Take note!

If coat hooks aren't enough for you, you could always create a mudroom vibe in your entryway instead. This farmhouse decor idea by Clark + Aldine is basically organizational heaven, featuring storage baskets, wire bins, wall hooks, room for a couple of dog beds, and even a functional area complete with a calendar to keep the entire family up to date.

7. Work your flooring.

Create an impactful farmhouse entryway idea with flooring that makes a statement á la Joanna Gaines in this Fixer Upper project. Cement tile and wood planks are used to create a geometric design that blends beautifully with a rustic wood ceiling beam, distressed hook rack, and oversize woven baskets.


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

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