The Property Brothers and Instagram design experts insist it’s the key to an inviting home.

When it comes to home staging and design, we often get caught up in details — finding the right flowers to fill a vase or worrying where to leave a batch of freshly-baked cookies.

But as mentioned on a recent “Property Brothers: Forever Home” episode, many overlook the first area guests notice when they enter a home: the entryway. Indeed, the open space near the front door should be inviting while also being emblematic of the rest of the home.

“This is the first impression and now, from the second people walk into your home, it feels so inviting,” Jonathan Scott says to homeowner parents Sean and Tanya on the show.

According to, homeowners are increasingly paying attention to entryways and posting photos of their design choices on Instagram. Vintage looks, such as long renaissance mirrors or farmhouse-chic elements, are some of the most popular entryway design trends on Instagram this week.

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Hey Friends! Happy Sunday! 🤗 Here she is! The mirror that I will always have a story to tell about! If you’ve been following along in stories then you know exactly what I’m talking about! I traveled 4 hours one way (Yes, you read that right!) to pick up this mirror from a sweet friend that went out of her way to get this for me! ❤️ Was the trip worth it? Absolutely! Not only did I find the perfect piece to finish this space, but I also got to meet one of YOU! The love and support of this community amazes more and more everyday! I have one heck of a tribe here and for that I am forever grateful! ❤️ . . #farmhousedecor #farmhouse #farmhousestyle #neutralfarmhouse #farmhousefanatics #farmhouseinspired #wooddoors #foyerdecor #foyerdesign #entryway #entrywaydecor #bhghome #bhgstylemaker #betterhomesandgardens #mybhg #mybhghome #southernlivingmag #mycountryhome #mycountryliving #cottagesandbungalows #hobbylobbyfarmhouse #fixerupperinspired #fixerupperfanatic #thefarmhousemovement #thatsgoodhousekeeping #homesofinsta #farmhouseliving #myafh

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Depending on the home’s style, you can also use the entryway’s windows to play up the general atmosphere of the space. If it’s a vacation property with views of the beach, bring in some nautical accents. If it’s a suburban property, give it a homey feel with warm colors and stylish wall quotes.

While some homeowners prefer artsy and modern, the trend currently taking over Instagram leans toward vintage and cozy. Decorating options could include winter plants, bookcases, artfully arranged pillows, and small coffee tables with a few knickknacks and photos.

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