Make a Stunning First Impression with These Narrow Entryway Ideas


Do you want to make your long narrow entryway or hallway appear bigger? These narrow entryway ideas will help your entryway make a strong first impression.

Oversized Mirrors

A big reflective surface will add brightness and the illusion of extra space in narrow entryways.

Narrow Entryway with Big Mirror

Urban Soul

Scandinavian Style Entryway


Entryway With an Oversized Mirror

Amber Interior Design

Gorgeous Rugs

Rugs can make or break a space. Rug or runer can bring in color and some much-needed texture in narrow hallways. 

Narrow Entryway with White Walls, Small Shoe Storage and Colorful Carpet

Cup of Jo

Neutral Colors

Choose your wall colors carefully. Go for a lighter neutral color that will open up space. Whites, creams and extremely light pastels will create a bigger illusion.

Stay away from warmer tones and darker shades because it will only make the hallway or entryway look smaller.

Narrow Entryway in White Colors


Bright Entryway with Small Wall Gallery

Interiores Nordicos

Narrow Entryway with Wall Gallery

Create Enjoy

 Hallway with Beautiful, Long, Narrow Rug


Playing with Color

Hallways and entryways are the perfect spots for adding more color to your home.

Narrow Hallway with Bold Wall Color

Coco Kelley

Narrow Entryway with Bold Yellow Entry Door

Casa Vogue

Entryway with Wall Art

You can make a huge difference in the way space feel by adding wall decorations.

Whether go with a gallery wall, a large statement piece, or a mirror with character, they can add color, style, and personality when decorating the hallway.

Wall Color Contrast in Small Hallway

Little House of Four

Narrow Hallway with Blue Chevron Pattern Floor and Bold Stripe Walls

My Domaine

Boho Eclectic Narrow Hallway Decor

A Designer at Home



Many narrow hallways feel dark because they lack natural light. The addition of accent lighting to different focal points visually widens a hallway, and can also add warmth.

Pendant lights along the length of the hallway add visual interest and brighten the hallway.

Long Hallway with Gallery and Pendant Lights

Studio McGee

Black & White Entryway

Bolig Magasinet

3 thoughts on “Make a Stunning First Impression with These Narrow Entryway Ideas”

  1. Hi Paulina! I love the first image in your narrow entryways post – there’s a large oval mirror and a minimal wood shelf with long wood brackets supporting it. The shelf holds a few bronze canisters and a bronze vase. Can you tell me where I might be able to find that shelf?


  2. I was wondering if you could tell me the color of the walls in the first picture? Its absolutely gorgeous, you are amazing!! I love your designs..


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