15 Contemporary Foyer and Entry Way Design Ideas

Not all homes allocate a space for the foyer or entry way, especially if their area is limited. But some people still prefer to have one. A foyer is a lobby or an entry way from the front door that leads to a room or to the house. There are different ways to design a foyer. Some would merely add wall decors while others place a table where some decors are also added on top of it. There are also spacious foyers that can serve as an area to entertain guests and other social activities.

If we talk of ordinary homes, these also have foyers though not as spacious enough to hold social events. These are usually small areas but can make your guests feel welcomed merely by seeing how well-designed it is. So today, we will show you 15 contemporary foyer designs where you can get ideas on what to do with your home’s foyer.

Amazing Transformation

Contemporary Foyer

Link Architecture, PC

A beautiful contemporary door welcomes the guests warmly but the addition of a lovely painting on a stone wall creates a huge difference to the foyer’s appeal.

The Casa

entry way

Infiniti Master Builder

Can you tell us which element in this entry way that appeals much to you? The vase, table sculpture, bench upholstery, area rug, ceiling, mirror and others are awesome! This is indeed one foyer that screams “welcome”!

Foyer Idea

Entry Way Design

Angelica Henry Design

A stunning contemporary foyer that features an underlit glass slab surrounded by honed granite slabs and limestone. This isn’t just a great spot for photo opps but is also perfect in creating a dramatic ambiance in welcoming guests into the home.

127 Park Valley

Great tile work

Gino’s Homes

Great tile work for the flooring! The foyer has a curved bench below the stairs that matched well with the floor design.

Entry Foyer

mother of pearl

Cindy Ray Interiors, Inc.

The mother of pearl wall covering is one good feature of this foyer. When an inviting high-gloss entry table was added, it looked even more stunning!

East Hampton Beach House

shabby mirror

Karen Bowen Interiors

Adding vases and other decors on top of a table at the entry is one good idea. The large shabby mirror widen up the look of the space.

Moraya Bay Models-Naplesa

curved wall

Renee Gaddis Interiors

One side of the curved wall was treated with some wooden walling and a lovely abstract painting. This foyer is no doubt contemporary in design.

Wordly in Los Altos

Contemporary Foyer

Miller Design Co.

A 200 year old antique door from India adds a unique statement to this entry way. Even the rug is so pretty with roses that looks real!

Utopia Projects

circular banquette seating

Utopia Lifestyle

The circular banquette seating shown in the center of the room with a beautiful sculpture is one good way to treat a foyer if it is as spacious as this.

Dibros Foyer Design


Dibros Design & Construction

Some entry ways directly leads to a staircase like this one. This gives the staircase a chance to be the spotlight of the foyer. But adding some seats and a table on one area can also be good. The sunburst wall decor is an attractive accent in this foyer.

Carlton Condo

mismatched chairs

Meredith Heron

How about adding mismatched chairs to the foyer? It can surely upgrade the look of this area.

Contemporary Gem

Entry Way Design

Sgh Designs Inc.

The combination of red, brown and beige is fab! This is one foyer that will keep your guests coming!

Contemporary Entry San Francisco

Axis mirrors

Steven Favreau

Axis mirrors from Z Gallerie are indeed a statement piece for this foyer. It looked pretty nice on the striped wall.


colored retro wall decor


A foyer with a colored retro wall decor on the other side while opposite that is an vase placed on a floating shelf.

Minnetonka Modern

Contemporary Foyer

Turnquist Design

This contemporary home has different levels as shown by the stairs. They opted to leave the foyer plain with a simple bench and vase to draw the eyes on the walls and on the stairs.

Yes, even foyers or entry ways can be decorated. You have seen different ways on how to decorate a foyer. So, if you are having problems on what to do with that extra boring space that leads toward your living room or other parts of the house, then the above designs will surely give you a handful of ideas. A foyer divider can also be added to the space making it look even more beautiful.