6 Ideas on How to Use Decals to Decorate an Entryway

May 24, 2019
By adding some decals to your entryway, you're letting it shine the way it's meant to. This may be all it needs to be more than just a space you use to get to the next room.

The entryway could just be a place to get into or get out of your house. Or, it could become a beautiful place to spend a few minutes.What determines that? The decoration, of course! So, in today’s article, we’re going to give you some ideas on how to use decals to decorate an entryway. Give this part of your house new life with this cheap decor option!

The entryway: a forgotten space

A picture shows an entryway painted white, with nothing but a shoe rack, a mirror, and a coat rack, and lots of empty space.

Some houses don’t even really have these anymore, but the entryway isn’t going out without a fight. If you want to make sure it achieves its purpose in greeting you on your way in (or out), it needs to be pretty, welcoming, and attention-grabbing. 

The entryway is the first thing you see when you walk into your house. It’s where you leave the things you’re bringing in with you (your bag, keys, coat, etc…). But most of us don’t give it the attention it deserves.

Even if you don’t want to use decals, there are some other great options that won’t cost you too much money. For example, you could make furniture or shelves out of wooden pallets, add a shoe or coat rack, hang photos, or put some wallpaper up.

Ideas on how to use decals to decorate an entryway

Lots of people are starting to use decals to decorate. They are something you can 100% personalize, are easy to put up, and pretty cheap. A lot of design and decor companies have been offering them in their stores lately. In fact, some will even put them up for you to make sure they look perfect!

A decal sticker can give an original, potentially fun touch to any space. When it comes to the entryway, it will shape first impressions when you walk into a home. That’s still true even if it’s your own home!

You can put them up on walls, doors, or windows, and there are a million different models and designs. Keep reading for our ideas on how to use decals to decorate an entryway!

1. Words

You can use decals to decorate an entryway, in this case, one that says "Welcome to our home," with a house and trees.

This is especially popular right now, though it can be hard to choose the right words for the area. You can always try to pick out something that you feel represents you. Or something that acts as a message for when you arrive home or symbolizes what home means to you.

Here are some examples: “Live simply, laugh often, love deeply.” “I am giving attention to what is important to me.” “She believed she could, so she did.” “Do something creative every day.” “All you need is love and pizza.” “Think outside the box” (with a box as part of the decal). “Be awesome today.” 

2. Places

A wall decal in the shape of the New York skyline, with the statue of liberty.

If you’re in love with a place like New York, London, or Paris, you can show it with a nice decal in your entryway. Or, if you just love to travel in general, you can get one in the shape of the world, or a map.

Geography-related decals or ones with the name of a place you love are a great way to decorate your entryway. You can also add in some extra images you if you want, like the Empire State Building, Big Ben, or the Eiffel Tower.

3. Reminders

A decal that says "before leaving" with pictures of a phone, keys, purse, and smile.

Are you forgetful? If the answer is yes, we have a special decal recommendation for you. This kind will remind you not to leave the house without your wallet, keys, phone, glasses, or anything else you need most days. Put it up on the wall closest to the door. If you really need a strong reminder, you can also put it on the door itself.

Another nice option is one that reminds you to turn off the lights, turn on the alarm, feed your pets, or water your plants.

4. People and characters

A decal sticker shows Charlie Chaplin as the tramp, sitting beside a dog on a brick stoop.

There are lots of options here. It all depends on whether you’re a fan of Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Star Wars, Salvador Dalí, or anyone else. Luckily for you, you can find entryway wall decals for just about any famous person you can think of.

5. Landscapes

A park, a beach, a mountain, a bamboo forest, a pagoda, or the outline of a skyline…Wall decals that are supposed to look like a specific landscape (one you’d like to visit, or the city you want to live in, for example), are a great way to decorate an entryway.

6. Nature

An entryway with decorated with wall decals that come together to look like a cherry blossom shedding its pink leaves.

Last on our list, you can use decorative decals that look like flowers, trees, birds, fish, butterflies, stars, the sun, the moon, or anything else in nature. They’ll look amazing!

If you want to decorate your entryway with wall decals, don’t be afraid to choose something you feel represents you. That could mean anything from a Zen or Buddhist image, motorcycles, your favorite painting, or Campbell’s soup.