Coastal Entry Design Ideas

Cool tones may make up a coastal entry space, but this style is anything but cold! With warm neutrals and homey touches—like woven rugs in natural fibers, soft lighting, and weathered materials—a coastal entryway creates a cozy vibe that’s oh-so-welcoming. A coastal entryway is perfect for those who want an entryway that’s warm and inviting. Even if the way you design it isn’t overtly beachy, a coastal entryway creates that fresh, laid back beach vibe in your home. And there are so many ways to make a coastal entryway come to life. You can pepper in subtle hints of coastal here and there, or take more of a themed approach—or anywhere in between! Regardless of how subtle or heavy-handed you go with your coastal entryways, you’ll gravitate toward the same general color palette. Coastal spaces tend to have soft, natural color palettes. So, plenty of sandy, white, and ivory neutrals. You can also weave in earthy shades of greens, pinks, and yellows. But varying shades of blues are definitely the predominant color you’ll see in a coastal entryway design! Beyond color, the furniture and decor you choose helps drive home the design style. Coastal design is bright and airy with a clean aesthetic. So, the furniture you choose should be light—both visually and in finish. Opt for weathered woods, natural fibers, and plenty of woven elements.  But your coastal entryway layout can be pretty simple and should also err on the side of practicality. We love using benches in coastal entryways for just that reason, as it gives you a place to sit down when you’re putting on or taking off your shoes. However, a console with an accompanying chair can do the trick as well! The addition of wall hooks or a coat rack give you a convenient place to hang your coats and bags.  But what style of consoles, benches, chairs, and coat racks go best with a coastal space? Well, lighter, weathered woods or pieces in a white finish are perfect for coastal entryway designs. So, perhaps a whitewashed or woven bench? A light wood or antiqued console? A rattan or wooden coat rack? And don’t forget a durable natural fiber rug to help define your entryway space and seagrass baskets for some simple added organization.  To help drive home the design, opt for oceanic art or beach-inspired decor. Basically, anything that adds to a casual and breezy feel. If you have overhead lighting in your entryway, this is also a great place for a woven pendant light! Otherwise, a tabletop lamp—perhaps in a recycled glass or rope-wrapped design—will add just the right amount of warm light to your space. Large mirrors are also a great addition to coastal entryway designs. Since coastal style is all about that bright and airy feel, we love the addition of a mirror to help reflect light and visually open up the space. Ready for some coastal entryway design inspiration to help you get you started on your own entryway design or to just gather some ideas for the future? Here’s a library of our favorite coastal entryway design ideas to bring this look to life. Enjoy!

Coastal Style Entryway in Breezy Color Pallette

Coastal Style Entryway in Breezy Color Pallette

The home entryway is the perfect place to let the outdoors indoors. Here our Modsy designer has incorporated the seaside's colors and textures to play up the beachy vibes. This makes the space feel like a summer day at the coast and who wouldn't want to be welcomed home by that?

Texture Twist Entry

Texture Twist Entry

Texture is a great way to add visual interest and help to soften your space.  This entry uses woven baskets as planters, which instantly creates warmth and a relaxed feel.  The Wrap Bench from CB2 continues the natural fibers with woven jute and a rich Acacia wood frame. The result is a welcoming space to invite your guests into your home!

Get The Look: California Casual

Get The Look: California Casual

We are loving the enclosed storage in this entryway. The drawers create an easy place to stash mail, gloves, keys, and more. It’s perfect for on-the-go lifestyles.

Beach Breeze Entryway

Beach Breeze Entryway

We love how the minimal styling in this space brings the beach right to you. With just a few simple touches, the ocean-themed wall-art, the seagrass, and the worn finish on the credenza, we feel like we are strolling seaside enjoying the breeze.

Let the Sunshine in Entryway

Let the Sunshine in Entryway

The light and airy quality of this delightful entryway is amplified by two things. A mix of soft warm tones and the large sun shaped mirror which reflects light from the adjacent window.

Warmth in a Black and White Coastal Entryway

Warmth in a Black and White Coastal Entryway

Brown cowhide rugs and pieces with bronze or brass finishes go a long way to adding warmth in a black and white entryway design. Incorporating brown or distressed leather through accent chairs or sofas in your design is also a great way to warm up a black and white coastal look!

Comfortable Navy Waiting Area

Comfortable Navy Waiting Area

If you are always the first to be ready, creating a waiting area near the stairs can be the best idea. Bask in the sunlight while you wait! Relax, read, or enjoy a glass of wine while you wait.

Oceanic Blue Toned Entry

Oceanic Blue Toned Entry

You'll feel the urge to grab a surfboard, or at least a snow cone when entering this coastal entry space. Pops of blue are found throughout in contrast to neutral whites and beiges. Stylish, yet functional with plenty of storage, this entry is a winner!

Textured Entry

Textured Entry

Create a coastal entry by layering textures. Use natural elements like rope and weaving to give your entry a coastal touch. If you have an open console table, adding baskets is a great way to add some decor but also help to store all your items.

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

No need to over clutter your console table. Keep it simple with entryway lighting, and unique accents. Baskets and a coat rack will help you keep it clean and organized, while the mirror will help bring a brighter entrance to your home.

Navy Pops

Navy Pops

Light-toned furniture can pair well with darker accents. On this occasion, we strive for a coastal vibe, utilizing navy blue and greenery as pops of color. In addition to those pops of color, surface styling can also help in making all the difference when it comes to impressing guests as they enter your home!

Coastal Turning Green

Coastal Turning Green

Just as blue is a popular color in a coastal look, we believe that green should be in second place. This beautiful shade of green on the walls brings the best of nature to the entryway design. It also brings calm and warmth to any room. Adding a woven bench to the space also adds to that comfort and relaxation after a long day at work.

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