You only get one chance to make a first impression and the entryway sets the tone for your entire home. With relatively small square footage, your entryway is the ideal place where you can show your personal style with interesting design elements or unique accessories. We have the best entryway rugs to give your space that ‘wow’ feeling from the moment you set foot in your home.
The entryway is a functional space where people drop coats, boots, keys, hats, backpacks and other things as they arrive. The first thing to consider when designing your entryway is what type of items your entryway will most likely collect. From there, add hooks, baskets, a bench or entryway table to ensure everything has a place.
Your rug will also be an important functional item in your entryway. A rug will help to catch dirt and moisture from people’s shoes as they walk through the door, protecting your flooring below. It can also make your entryway or mudroom more safe as it prevents slipping on hard floors. For the best entryway rug ideas, read on!
Styling Your Entryway Rug
- Your entryway rug will receive a lot of wear and tear. This space is a high traffic area that can accumulate a lot of dirt and moisture. Be sure to choose a material that will handle anything. Jute and sisal rugs are very popular in the entryway as they are a very durable material. They catch dirt and moisture and can be easily cleaned by frequent vacuuming or giving them a good shake. However, keep in mind that jute and sisal are natural fibers that will absorb a lot of moisture. If your rug gets extra wet, you’ll want to hang it to dry thoroughly before putting it back on the floor. This protects the flooring beneath the rug and prevents mold or bacteria growth in the rug.
- Flatweave or low pile rugs are a great idea for your entryway rug. These rugs are easy to clean and they don’t show wear over time. Try adding a flatweave striped rug in wool, cotton or jute to make your entryway look bigger. A low pile rug in a synthetic material is a softer option that will still wear well. Choose a dark color to make your rug last even longer.
- If your entryway feels a little drab, add some interest with an entryway runner in a fun pattern or color. A geometric patterned black and white rug can wake up a sleepy space. A bohemian style runner in bright pinks and blues can welcome your guests with vibrant energy.
- For a traditional feel, try an oriental rug in wool. Wool rugs are a great idea for the entryway as they are resistant to dirt and moisture and they aren’t prone to fading. An oriental rug in neutral colors can help to add softness and texture to the space. Looking to brighten things up? Choose an oriental rug in bright colors.
Your entryway can go from drab to fab with a well-chosen rug or runner. Shop our large selection of entryway rugs to find the perfect rug for your space.
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