The entryway of a home often sets the tone for the rest of the place. Whether you have a large mudroom, or just a tiny space inside the main door these tips will have you rethinking your decor.

Above, oversized art is my favorite way to call for attention. Take a favorite photo, blow it up and cut into pieces for a dramatic grid effect. Rustic barn wood makes the perfect backdrop for the photo. A large piece of art next to a bench or place to hang your hats creates a lot of impact with a small budget.

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If you have a lot of space, consider putting a bench and some decorative lighting in the center of your room. Have a custom or homemade bench made if possible, but make sure it’s sturdy enough to handle a lot of traffic.

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If you live on a working ranch and your entryway or mudroom gets trashed on a daily basis from your cowboys, make a stylish and small area by the front door. This is for looks versus function without any storage space.

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If blowing up an old photo or a DIY art project seems intimidating, try shadow box art. Frame an old pair of chaps (or an outfit ) in a shadowbox. Everyone who walks in your home will ask about them!

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Add color to your entryway with the addition of rugs and pillows.

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Rugs can be used as art too, hang a beautiful rug on the wall behind minimalist shelves to keep things from looking too bare. This is a perfect solution if your house doesn’t come with built in cabinets and you want to add storage.

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