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Contemporary Entrance Ideas and Designs

Mid Terrace House Renovation for a Collector
Mid Terrace House Renovation for a Collector
MRArchitecture
Design ideas for a contemporary hallway in London with white walls, a single front door, a white front door and white floors.
Fleet House
Fleet House
Webb Yates Engineers
Sitting under the shadow of Hampstead Heath, Fleet House is a brick clad, new-build family home in a conservation area in North London. Architect: Stanton Williams. Photographer: Jack Hobhouse
Project 1384 - Residential Contemporary New Build
Project 1384 - Residential Contemporary New Build
Heritage Architecture
Seymour's of Horsell
Contemporary front door in Surrey with a double front door, a light wood front door and grey floors.
Contemporary Entrance
Contemporary Entrance
This is an example of a contemporary foyer in London with white walls and white floors.
Kensington, London
Kensington, London
Ivar London
Photo of a large contemporary hallway in London with white walls, carpet and grey floors.
Coates Place
Coates Place
Mr Buckley Interiors Ltd
Back Hallway at Coates Place Cloakroom decorated in Arte Wallpapers Corbusier Dots in pink & burgundy with two tone pink & cerise lamp shade and lots of colourful clothes and trainers on an engineered Oak floor.
Luxury Garden Living
Luxury Garden Living
Mozolowski & Murray
Contemporary front door in Other with brown walls, concrete flooring, a single front door, a white front door and grey floors.
Living Spaces
Living Spaces
Designer London Developments Special Projects
Photo of a medium sized contemporary hallway in London with white walls, medium hardwood flooring, a single front door, a black front door and brown floors.
Oxshott Project
Oxshott Project
I.D Studio17
Chris Snook Photography
Design ideas for a large contemporary foyer in Surrey with beige walls and beige floors.
Inchicore Home
Inchicore Home
InSpace Design
Photo of a contemporary entrance in London.
Corniche Penthouse Block B
Corniche Penthouse Block B
TG-Studio
Photography: Philip Vile
Large contemporary hallway in London with beige walls, marble flooring, a stable front door, a dark wood front door and beige floors.
Contemporary family home, Brentwood
Contemporary family home, Brentwood
Paul Langston Interiors
Contemporary entrance hall in family home with clean lines and crystal chandelier
Contemporary entrance in Essex.
Ashwicken Cottage
Ashwicken Cottage
Matthew Smith Architectural Photography
This is an example of a contemporary entrance in Cambridgeshire.
Herne Hill Home
Herne Hill Home
Imperfect Interiors
The entrance hallway of the Edwardian Herne Hill project in London was painted in Little Greene Slaked Lime which contrasted with the dark wood floors, the black meta wall lights & pendants.It opens into the living room via sliding pocket doors
Yellow Terano Doorset by Urban Front
Yellow Terano Doorset by Urban Front
Urban Front
Design ideas for a large contemporary foyer in Buckinghamshire with white walls, ceramic flooring, a pivot front door, a yellow front door and grey floors.
Harpenden House Project
Harpenden House Project
Claire Garner Interiors
Photo of a contemporary entrance in Hertfordshire with feature lighting.
Knowle House
Knowle House
Hayward Smart Architects
This is an example of a contemporary entrance in West Midlands.
Mudroom w/ Built in Dog Crate/Dog Cage/Dog Bed
Mudroom w/ Built in Dog Crate/Dog Cage/Dog Bed
Hierarchy Architecture + Design, PLLC
Renovated side entrance / mudroom with unique pet storage. Custom built-in dog cage / bed integrated into this renovation with pet in mind. Dog-cage is custom chrome design. Mudroom complete with white subway tile walls, white side door, dark hardwood recessed panel cabinets for provide more storage. Large wood panel flooring. Room acts as a laundry room as well. Architect - Hierarchy Architects + Designers, TJ Costello Photographer - Brian Jordan, Graphite NYC
Entry Hall
Entry Hall
Arch Studio, Inc.
Robin McCarthy, Architect and Mark Pinkerton Photography
Inspiration for an expansive contemporary foyer in San Francisco with beige walls, dark hardwood flooring, a double front door and a brown front door.
The Reserve at Salford
The Reserve at Salford
Possibilities for Design
Bill Taylor Photography
Inspiration for an expansive contemporary foyer in Philadelphia with grey walls and dark hardwood flooring.
The entrance of your home is a critical area to design well because as we all know, first impressions count. As the first thing that visitors will see when they arrive, your entrance is your opportunity to offer guests a warm welcome while introducing the personality of your contemporary home. Equally important, it welcomes you home every day, so make it somewhere that you’re glad to come home to. The entrance to your home begins the moment you get to the front door, so make sure both inside and out get the attention of your decorator’s touch. Make your contemporary foyer the best possible introduction to the rest of the house, and if you wish, you can have a bit of fun with the doorway; paint, tiles, door handles and lighting are all ways to make front doors a statement – a dramatic entrance, if you will.

What contemporary front doors can I choose from?


Your first decision when updating front doors is what type of external doors you want to use, taking into account style, security and accessibility. Investing in a high quality front door is always worthwhile – this is a purchase where a little extra money goes a long way. Hardwood exterior doors remain the most popular choice of front door; as well as being the most economical, timber also opens the door to an endless selection of paint, hardware and embellishment. However, natural wood doors do have their downsides – prone to warping, they require more upkeep and may require replacing if not adequately cared for. Whether you opt for solid oak external doors or an oak veneer option, wooden doors are a match made in heaven for period architecture – it’s hard to imagine a Georgian house without a solid, six-panel door, or a Victorian home sans its gleaming hardware and stained glass panes. If you prefer non-wooden exterior doors, the alternatives are UPVC doors, GRP doors (collectively known as composite doors) and steel doors. UPVC front doors are often the most inexpensive alternative to timber and offer added insulation benefits; because the material itself can be a comparatively insubstantial, UPVC external doors are built into steel door frames for added reinforcement. GRP (glass-reinforced plastic, or fibreglass to you and me) doors offer the same properties, with a woodgrain effect that can provide a happy medium for lovers of timber. Steel doors are less widely used in the UK than the US, and make great contemporary front doors thanks to their sleek, modern appearance.

How do I decorate my contemporary doorway?


Renovating or replacing your front doors is one of the quickest ways to give your home a makeover, and affords the perfect opportunity to add a splash of colour to the front of your home. To improve your front door’s kerb appeal you can flank the doorway with decorative trees or flowering plants in attractive planters and “dress” the door with shiny hardware. Door knockers and door knobs can be more than functional with a range of styles and materials available to add some personality to exterior doors. A traditional brass door knocker can be the perfect complement to a solid oak doorway painted in a rich shade of green or blue, whilst contemporary chrome door hardware will look perfect against a white or eggshell door. If you are looking for an elegant front door option, opt for a hardwood door with built in obscured glass panels to let light into your hallway. If you would rather avoid a glass paned front door for security reasons then smaller decorative glass panels can also be inserted into the surround or door frame. You can choose stained glass panes for decorative effect, patterned or textured glass will allow light in but protect your privacy or get your home name or number etched into a glass pane for a practical but personal touch.

How should I light my contemporary front entrance?


The warm glow from a doorway is one of the most welcoming sights that can greet us when we arrive home. An entrance light is of practical importance – we have all spent time fumbling for our house keys in the dark – but it also offers an opportunity to add warmth and character to front doors and entrances. A wall mounted lantern is a charming traditional choice, or for bright, directed illumination opt for a security spotlight. There are a whole variety of switching options available – you can choose a motion sensor light that switches on right when you need it most, a timer light that will offer illumination on a fixed schedule or a switched outdoor light. Pointing light upward is a good way to avoid harsh glare, or choose recessed lighting if you prefer not to have a hanging light in front of your external doors. An entrance is also a great place to display lighting as a decorative feature – choose a table lamp that echoes the lines and colours of the hall beyond it.

What furniture and storage do I need in my contemporary entryway?


It’s important to keep the entrance to your home as open and clutter free as possible, so selecting a few practical items that will help with storage and offer a warm welcome is the best approach for this area. Coat stands, umbrella holders and shoe racks are practical foyer additions that will keep the area tidy. For the knick knacks and paraphernalia that so often accumulate by front doors, sideboards or console tables are helpful and opting for a something with a drawer is a clever trick to ensure these things can be stowed out of sight. If you have the space, an armchair, occasional chair or hallway bench will prove useful for perching on when removing shoes and definitely consider multi-functional furniture such as a storage bench for shoes. A wall mounted shoe cabinet is a must have for a tighter space, getting shoes off the floor and neatly stowed away.

How do I decorate my contemporary foyer?


Particularly in the entrance to the home, colour can be a wonderful tool to set the tone of the house. Neutral palettes can create a serene atmosphere appropriate for greeting guests; alternatively, you might find yourself being a little bit more adventurous by choosing a whimsical wallpaper or a bold wall colour that could look overwhelming anywhere else in the house. In either case, the foyer can be blended seamlessly into the home with details that connect it to adjoining rooms. Even if your entrance is not self-contained, instead with exterior doors that open straight into the house, visual tricks make it possible to create the illusion of an entryway by defining the space as such. Changes in flooring, a well-placed rug, a screen or curtain, or even furniture such as a console table or coat rack, can be used to delineate the space and distinguish the entrance from the rest of the hallway. Decorating walls and furniture with photographs or artwork is a simple way of bringing your personality into the foyer and plants, lamps, candles, vases and ornaments can be displayed on windowsills, tables or shelves. As a final thoughtful touch, mirrors placed next to front doors are a practical choice for those last minute appearance checks, as long as it’s not directly opposite the doorway, which could back-light the user – decidedly not helpful!

Whether you want inspiration for planning a contemporary entrance renovation or are building a designer entrance from scratch, Houzz has 84,399 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Claire Garner Interiors and Hierarchy Architecture + Design, PLLC. Look through entrance photos in different colours and styles and when you find a contemporary entrance design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful contemporary entrance ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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