Wall Art Ideas for Entryways

The entryway is the first thing your guests see when they enter your home. While it's important to keep it neat and organized, there are a few other decorating tricks you can do to make it look more impressive. Wall art is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create a beautifully decorated entryway and it can easily be changed to suit the season or your mood. Here are some ideas to work with.

Calligraphic Font Stencil

Calligraphic font stencils are stencils where the lettering is fancier, often like elegant handwriting from the days when handwriting was an art form done with a feather and ink on fancy paper. Examples of calligraphic fonts include Chopin Script, Adine Kirnberg Script and Gessele.

This type of font stencil can be used to paint a brief message on the wall along the lines of "Home, Where You Are Always Loved," "Welcome to Our Home," or "Home is Where the Heart Is." The message choice is up to you, but try to keep it short.

Due to the style of this font, it's best to actually paint the message on the wall instead of using stick-up letters. It's easy to make your own stencil template. Simply search for your chosen font online, download it for free, type your desired message in a word program and size the font. Print it backwards on tracing paper. Position the readable way on the wall and use a pencil to firmly trace over the contours of the letters to create an outline of the letters on the wall.

Stick-on vinyl calligraphic fonts are easier to remove and change, but may be more difficult to find in the font you want. If this is your desired route, check out home decorating stores, home hardware stores and craft stores to see what they have available. An online search may also help you find what you need.

Abstract Metal

Artistically positioned metal puzzle pieces of rust and bronze often with nature accents like leaves can create a contemporary focal point for your entryway. Abstract metal art tends to be large and works well in bigger entryways or large walls.

Abstract metal wall art can be heavy so it's important to make sure to use the proper hooks to hang it to the wall. Be prepared to keep the metal art as the focal point of your entryway. There won't be room for other types of art or stenciling without overwhelming your guests.

Upholstery Fabric

Upholstery fabric can be bought in almost any big box store and definitely in any fabric store. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and can instantly change the look of your entryway for very little money. All you need to hang it up is a large inexpensive frame (which can be bought at any craft store), a quality stapler and a pair of pinking shears. Cut the fabric with the pinking shears which reduce the chance of unraveling because of the way they cut. Spread the fabric over the frame and staple it securely at the back so there are no creases in the front. Hang you new piece of wall art.