10 Great Entrance Design Ideas

A Curved Oak Frame Home with Striking Entrance
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

The entrance to your home fulfils a multitude of functions: it should be designed carefully so as to create a sense of arrival but must also be a cohesive part of the exterior scheme. And in practical terms, it should aid with the smooth running of daily life.

So, here are some ways to create something beautiful and functional, to greet new guests and to welcome you home.

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.