Mid Century Entry Design Ideas

Is your home a haven of mid-century modern design? Then make sure you set the tone for the rest of the house with a mid-century entryway. It doesn’t take much, but a few intentional furniture and decor items will give your entryway some serious mid-century vibes and provide inspiration for the rest of your home! A mid-century entryway design is perfect for those who love an uncluttered, streamlined look. Mid-century entryway layouts are all about function—so make sure your design is practical. However, form definitely follows, and mid-century modern design definitely doesn’t lack in style. Make sure your mid-century entryway is full of sleek lines, with a mix of both organic and geometric forms. But in this, opt for furniture that has minimal ornamentation to keep everything looking clean and simple.  Mid-century modern design blends comfort with modern lines—and the result is a retro-inspired look with a whole lot of style. Mid-century design originated in the mid-1900s, which is where those retro vibes come from. And, while you can certainly decorate in a pure mid-century modern style, you can also combine mid-century design with other styles—like minimalist, rustic, or eclectic—for a look that’s more nuanced and unique. If you’re looking for mid-century entryway ideas, look for a console table or credenza in walnut, teak, or birch with a very simple, clean form. Or, for a more modern spin, you could opt for a white lacquer credenza. Something with doors, drawers, or both offers a clean, uncluttered look while providing storage and organization to your entryway. Pairing it with a mid-century-style chair, perhaps in a wishbone style, gives you a place to sit while putting on or taking off your shoes. However, you could also skip the credenza and chair and go for a simple bench instead, in a wood or upholstered finish. It comes down to preference and how you want to use the space. Just make sure it’s functional for your household. Whatever you choose, opt for furniture with tapered legs, which is a very mid-century design element.  Add color, pattern, and a pop of personality to your mid-century entryway design with a rug and artwork. A colorful Persian-style woven rug is very popular in mid-century spaces, as it creates a sense of warm invitation. But we also love striped or natural fiber rugs in a mid-century entryway. A round metal mirror—or one with a geometric or starburst frame—offers a dose of functionality for outfit and makeup checks on the way out the door, while also adding some style to your entryway. Top things off with a sculptural, metallic light fixture and abstract or botanical-inspired artwork Looking for some mid-century entryway design inspiration? Look no further. We’ve compiled some of our favorite mid-century entryway design ideas on this page—so start scrolling for some serious inspiration!

Beachy Mid-Century-Modern Living Room with a Twist

Beachy Mid-Century-Modern Living Room with a Twist

We love a bit of California casual style, but sometimes the typical neutrals and blue color schemes, while classic, can feel a little tired. That's why we added some bold pops of black to give a little edge and excitement to this space.

Summery Entryway with Mid-Century-Modern

Summery Entryway with Mid-Century-Modern

When designing an entryway, it's important to select furniture that will compliment your space rather than compete with it. For this entryway, the designer chose streamlined mid-century-modern pieces with minimal adornment and don't steal attention away from those stunning shiplap walls. Additionally, the large arched mirror reflects the light coming in from the French doors and fills the space with summertime sunshine!

Mid-Century-Modern Entryway with Bold Black & White

Mid-Century-Modern Entryway with  Bold Black & White

A home entryway is a great place to add an exciting and energetic style. In this space, the modsy designer used bold black and whites and clean Mid-Century-Modern shapes to create a dynamic space that will wake you up before your morning commute.

Mid-Century-Modern Entryway with Warm Color Palette

Mid-Century-Modern Entryway with Warm Color Palette

This entryway is so welcoming, thanks to the warm color palette. The honey-colored walls bring out the warm hues in the natural wood and embraces you in comfort.

Rose Colored Modren Entryway

Rose Colored Modren Entryway

An entryway should be a functional space for depositing your belongings at the end of the day. It's equally vital that it welcome and your guest with a likable style. This entryway gives you the best of both worlds with a design that is equally functional and stunning. The long bench is perfect for removing shoes and resting your purse, and those rose-colored walls feel like a warm embrace at the end of a long day.

Small Spaces: Mid-Century Entryway

Small Spaces: Mid-Century Entryway

Creating entryway storage doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. A console table acts as a catch-all for things like keys, wallets, and sunglasses. Place a basket underneath to store shoes or blankets. Hang a mirror and a set of hooks and you have a complete space!

Inviting Mid-Century Boho Entry

Inviting Mid-Century Boho Entry

The bright and spacious entry makes for the perfect a mid-century boho home. The mix of relaxed furnishings (warm walnut bench, woven planter, wiry pendant, large round mirror) contrasts with the crisp white walls, which lend an airy, open feel.

Black White And Warm - Entryway

Black White And Warm - Entryway

Natural walnut wood furniture mixed with contrasting black and white makes for a warm and inviting entry in this sunfilled space.  We're making use of every bit of this small entry to add style and storage by using smaller-scale pieces that don't crowd and overwhelm the space.  Making use of verticle wall space by adding hooks and coat racks is a great way to incorporate your personal style and touch to the entry by making your fashion part of the design. 

Accessories That Pop : Mid Century Mod Entry

Accessories That Pop : Mid Century Mod Entry

We drew inspiration for this entry design from the stunning jewel-tone art pieces.  In choosing accessories we took colors from the art and used large sleek pieces to mimic the large sleek design in the art.  Leaving your main furniture pieces neutral and adding in your color through accessories is a great way to commit to a bold color scheme wihtout it feeling overwhelming.

Bright Modern Entry

Bright Modern Entry

If you love mid-century design, you really can't go wrong with a bright multicolored palette. The two were meant for each other! Fun geometric shapes and patterns in the artwork, rug, and other accent pieces are highlighted by bright colors. It’s functional and fun to look at!

Neutral Entry: Mid-Century

Neutral Entry: Mid-Century

The floor plants decorate the room without taking too much space. An upholstered bench is welcoming in an entry and can be a place where you can take a quick rest when getting back home.

Warm Mid-Century Entryway Design

Warm Mid-Century Entryway Design

This warm Mid-Century Modern Entryway is the perfect space for the earth-toned home. The long mid-century bench provides a place to sit and the basket underneath is perfect for hiding shoes. The large round mirror highlights the rest of your space and helps to reflect natural light. 

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