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Home entrance design tips—unforgettable experience for guests

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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First impressions are everything and we've found some houses that really understand that. From incredible front doors through to spectacular entrance halls, we don't think you'll be able to forget these properties in a hurry. Or the skill and talent of the designers that created them!

If you're ready to feel more than a little inspired and awestruck, come with us…

1. A contemporary take on the classic dark and brooding front door that scares potential intruders away, we love this combination of brushed metal, glazing and pretty plants!

 Front doors by FingerHaus GmbH
FingerHaus GmbH

VIO 302—Eingang

FingerHaus GmbH

2. Talk about a loud and proud entrance hall! Imagine stepping into this space and trying to focus on just one amazing feature

Entrance Hall :  Corridor & hallway by Studio Hooton
Studio Hooton

Entrance Hall

Studio Hooton

3. As dramatic entrances go, this one is up there. Opulent to the max, thanks to great swathes of marble, custom ironwork and a sweeping staircase, this is amazing

London domestic staircase:  Corridor & hallway by Stair Factory
Stair Factory

London domestic staircase

Stair Factory

4. To make a big impression, a brightly coloured entrance hall is a great way to go. This green will linger in our memories for a long time…

5. Calm, considered and perfectly symmetrical, this ordered hallway certainly makes us want to take off our shoes before we go any further

Private Residence, Surrey:  Corridor & hallway by Nice Brew Interior Design
Nice Brew Interior Design

Private Residence, Surrey

Nice Brew Interior Design

6. Adding some personality to a usually purely transitional area, the bookshelves and wall art here are fabulous, livening up the concrete in this modern marvel no end

E2 PAVILION ECO HOUSE, BLACKHEATH:  Corridor & hallway by E2 Architecture + Interiors
E2 Architecture + Interiors


E2 Architecture + Interiors

7. What a great welcome this house offers. With cosy terrace armchairs and a soft colour scheme, we want to come here for dinner as we bet there would be crumble!

Entrance Porch  / Green Oak:  Corridor & hallway by Architects Scotland Ltd
Architects Scotland Ltd

Entrance Porch / Green Oak

Architects Scotland Ltd

8. Could this entrance be any more country cottage chic? White, wicker and wood are the most gorgeous combination and we love the fitted doormat

9. Well, hello eccentric design! What a spectacular entrance, complete with a miniature living room! The mix of traditional and modern styling is such an inspiration

10. Monochrome reigns supreme in this clearly contemporary masterpiece of a home. The black framework and privacy glass of the door looks stern, hinting at what lies within…

11. For a welcome with a heritage touch, what could be better than an entrance filled with parquet flooring? We wood-n't want anything else

12. You can't deny that this entrance means business and the almost gothic styling lends itself to a no nonsense approach to home decorating. We wouldn't want to spill a drink here, that's for sure!

Private Villa, Surrey:  Corridor & hallway by Keir Townsend Ltd.
Keir Townsend Ltd.

Private Villa, Surrey

Keir Townsend Ltd.

13. Fresh, fun and funky, we adore this colour combination! From a fuchsia pink door through to a mustard hallway, this is an entrance that fills us with joy

Bossington House, Adisham Kent:  Corridor & hallway by Lee Evans Partnership
Lee Evans Partnership

Bossington House, Adisham Kent

Lee Evans Partnership

14. This open plan entrance is something else and beautifully shows off the home's proportions. Understated and elegant décor aligns perfectly with the heavy wooden front door, giving a gallery feel to this gorgeous home

For more first impression inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Front Doors: First Impressions Are Everything.

Which of these entrances captured your heart?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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