44 Entrance Foyer Design Ideas for Contemporary Homes (Photos)


Photo gallery of 44 entrance foyer design ideas for contemporary homes. From simple to grand. Floor types include wood, marble and tile. Huge variety.

View of 2-story entrance foyer from landing with arched staircase

Most people take an entrance foyer for granted unless they’ve lived without one.


In our last home, the main entrance to our home was our kitchen.  And I’m talking directly into the kitchen.  Our son was born in that home which meant whenever we brought the stroller into our home, we wheeled it right on through our kitchen.  Then there’s the lack of shoe and coat space which can quickly clutter the entire space.

Our new home has a large entry foyer where we have space for a coat wardrobe, shelves, hooks and seating.  It’s a feature we really appreciate having lived without it.  Even a smaller entryway, such as a mudroom, can add that extra convenience.

Interestingly, we aren’t alone.  One of the most common complaints home owners have with their existing homes is a lack of a dedicated foyer space.  We love watching renovation and home-buying TV shows and the foyer is often in issue… such as requires more of one or when house hunting, dazzling prospective buyers with a grand one.

While a large foyer may seem excessive, and perhaps some of the grand foyers below are excessive, they serve a great purpose for any home.  Below is an extensive gallery of 44 pictures of foyer designs of contemporary homes.  For even more foyer designs by top designers worldwide, click here!


View of front entrance for top of arched stairs and landing
View of front entrance for top of arched stairs and landing. Staircase and landing in dark hard wood. Chandelier is the central lighting feature.
Circular entry hall with marble floor, columns and arched window above wooden door.
Circular entry hall with marble floor, columns and arched window above wooden door.
Contemporary foyer with light wood floor and straight stairs leading to landing.
Contemporary foyer with light wood floor and straight stairs. Doors leading to the outside are large window doors. White ceiling and light green make up the paint color scheme.
Large foyer with hard wood floor and winding staircase leading up to landing.
Large foyer with hard wood floor and winding staircase leading up to landing. The entry hall opens up to adjacent rooms on the right and left. Windows litter the foyer space.
Small foyer with tile floor and vaulted ceiling with opposing mirrored wall
Small foyer with tile floor and vaulted ceiling with opposing mirrored wall. Front door is hard wood. Ceiling is white and black. Flooring is dark grey tile.
Long narrow white-walled entry hall with black and white checkered floor and quarter landing staircase with small landing at bottom.
Long narrow white-walled entry hall with black and white checkered floor and quarter landing staircase with small landing at bottom. Upper level windows flood the space with light.
Expansive circular foyer with double winder staircase and chandelier
Expansive circular foyer with double winder staircase and chandelier. White stairs have a carpet runner.

We love these gorgeous dual staircases!

Contemporary home entry hall with single-winder stair case with 2-story wood-framed window
Contemporary home entry hall with single-winder stair case with 2-story wood-framed window.
Single winder stairs leading into entrance hall with french doors leading into adjacent room
Single winder stairs leading into entrance hall with french doors leading into adjacent room. Wood and white stair case have neutral tone carpet runner.
Single-story entrance hall with patterned tile floor, columns and half-landing staircase in white color scheme
Single-story entrance hall with patterned tile floor, columns and half-landing staircase in white color scheme.
2-story foyer with hard wood floor and open entrance into the formal dining room
2-story foyer with hard wood floor and open entrance into the formal dining room. Color scheme is light lime green walls throughout.
Arched stairs with carpet runner landing in two-story entrance hall with hard wood floor
Arched stairs with carpet runner landing in two-story entrance hall with hard wood floor. Front door is white with wall light to the side for illumination.

The look of hardwood is clean, classic, and luxurious.  Check out more projects featuring gorgeous hardwood floors by clicking here!

Expansive two-story foyer with arched wooden staircase
Expansive two-story foyer with arched wooden staircase. Upper level windows create a bright space. Foyer leads into adjoining rooms on both the right and left sides.
Wood and marble floor foyer with arched staircase, plenty of window rising up two stories
Wood and marble floor foyer with arched staircase, several windows rising up two stories provide natural light to the large space.
Foyer with view of upper-level landing reached by slightly arched stairs
Foyer with view of upper-level landing reached by slightly arched stairs.
Circular entrance hall with arched dark wood stairs landing
Circular entrance hall with arched dark wood stairs landing. Walls painted in light grey while ceiling and french doors painted in white.
View of entry hall and arched wood staircase from upper-level landing
View of entry hall and arched wood staircase from upper-level landing. Intricate iron railing runs along winding staircase. Foyer illuminated with chandelier.
one-story foyer with marble floor and arched wooden stairs with carpet runner
one-story foyer with marble floor and arched wooden stairs with carpet runner. Pot lights throughout illuminate the space. Foyer leads directly into family room. Staircase runner is black and white leopard print.
Picture of contemporary open-concept foyer with single winder stairs and wood floor
Picture of contemporary open-concept foyer with single winder stairs and wood floor. Custom carved railing runs along stairs. The entry hall opens up into the home’s living room.
One-story hard wood floor entry hall with dark wood and white arched staircase
One-story hard wood floor entry hall with dark wood and white arched staircase. Crown molding wraps around the foyer space.
2-story foyer with black floor, brown walls, wood spiral stairs and white front door
2-story foyer with black floor, brown walls, wood spiral stairs and white front door.
foyer opening into living room with all-wood spiral stair case
Foyer opening into living room with all-wood spiral stair case. Rock walls throughout the main living space topped with all-white ceiling.
One-story entry hall with wood floor, white columns in blue and white color scheme
One-story entry hall with wood floor, white columns in blue and white color scheme.
2-story foyer with hard wood floor, white walls and single-winderwhite  staircase
2-story foyer with hard wood floor, white walls and single-winder white staircase.
Marble-floor foyer in luxury home with arched stairs
Marble-floor foyer in luxury home with arched stairs.
2 story foyer with hard wood flooring, rug and double doors on each side leading to adjacent rooms
2 story foyer with hard wood flooring, rug and double doors on each side leading to adjacent rooms.
Modern home entry with small decorative pool, half-landing staircase in white color scheme
Modern home entry with small decorative pool, half-landing staircase in white color scheme.
2-story entrance foyer with hard wood floors, table and half-landing stairs
2-story entrance foyer with hard wood floors, table and half-landing stairs.

The above small area rug adds interest and offers protection to the immaculate hardwood flooring.

Entry hall with baby grand piano, wood floor with rug in white color scheme
Entry hall with baby grand piano, wood floor with rug in white color scheme.
Modern home entrance hall with straight staircase and white and black floor
Modern home entrance hall with straight staircase and white and black floor.
Two-story foyer with white marble floors, chandelier and arched wooden stairs
Two-story foyer with white marble floors, chandelier and arched wooden stairs. Color scheme is two-tone with light yellow and white.
Foyer with diamond pattern wood flooring with rug
Foyer with diamond pattern wood flooring with rug.
2-story foyer with double winder staircase, chandelier, wood floor and patterned wallpaper
2-story foyer with double winder staircase, chandelier, wood floor and patterned wallpaper
Two-story modern home entrance foyer with wood floor and straight wood and metal staircase
Two-story modern home entrance foyer with wood floor and straight wood and metal staircase

For more modern staircases, please visit our extensive modern staircase gallery!

White marble foyer with rug and straight staircase with view of landing
White marble foyer with rug and straight staircase with view of landing.
Open concept home with vaulted ceiling and foyer part of the openness of the entire main floor with single winder staircase
Open concept home with vaulted ceiling and foyer part of the openness of the entire main floor with single winder staircase.
White walled foyer with blue staircase opening up into 2-story living room
White walled foyer with blue staircase opening up into 2-story living room.
2-story entry hall with diamond patterned floor and view of second story landing
2-story entry hall with diamond patterned floor and view of second story landing.
Photo of 2-story entrance foyer with large rug and quarter landing staircase
Photo of 2-story entrance foyer with large rug and quarter landing staircase .
Vaulted ceiling foyer with arched white staircase
Vaulted ceiling foyer with arched white and wood staircase.
Entry way in modern home with light wood floor and view of inner courtyard
Entry way in modern home with light wood floor and view of inner courtyard.
Large vaulted ceiling foyer with hard wood floor and half-landing staircase
Large vaulted ceiling foyer with hard wood floor and half-landing staircase. Large second story windows flood space with light. Small round wood table forms foyer’s centerpiece.
Small foyer with single-winder stairs and light wood flooring
Small foyer with single-winder stairs and light wood flooring.

Next:  Click here for our latest luxury foyer gallery (45 more foyers) and click here for foyer and mudroom storage ideas.  See 46 entrance hall designs here.

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