How can I paint/decorate a bi-level home entryway?

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Ideas to decorate and paint a bi level home entry

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  • It might be a nice spot for a gallery wall of pictures, or pretty hooks on the wall for coats.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 04, 2019

    Not knowing how wide your entry area is, you might try a very large mirror on one solid wall if you have one. Then a narrow tale with very simple arrangement of some type (not too busy). Paint very light color to keep light feel going. Maybe a few pictures staggered in height up the stairways.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 04, 2019

    If you’ve a tall stair wall, I would make a tall wall tapestry or mixed textiles wall hanging.

    Do you have access to a tall ladder?


    I made a giant bamboo mat wall hanging that was originally a bamboo Roman Shade. It was a Japanese garden theme with my obi, several pro mounted photos & silk maple tree leaves. Sadly, I don’t have any pictures of it and it was moved into another house.


  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 04, 2019

    Deb: Mirrors are always a good solution to open up a space. Find a great frame, paint it and insert mirror. = instant chic!

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Aug 09, 2019

    Start with the light fixture! That is one area you may want to spend some extra money. Get something sized properly for the space - you want to make a statement but not have it be "hanging over your head" lol!


    For paint, you'll want to carry the colors from the rooms that lead directly off the entry. Think about painting the tall wall an accent color, using statement art on it such as something oversized hung high. You can cheat on this by getting an "artsy" shower curtain and building your own frame for it.


    Having a stool or small chair near the door is always a nice idea. A pretty entry carpet that is able to withstand dirty boots and shoes. A console table and mirror for purses and a last look before walking out the door. I'd keep it pretty simple. Let the size/height speak for itself!