We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From a classically styled foyer rug to a chic but simple hallway runner, an entry rug sets the tone for how guests are welcomed into your home. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection offers a wide selection to set the foundation for a warm reception.
Not sure what pieces best fit your space when shopping for an entryway rug? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best rugs to buy for your space.
What Types of Rugs are Good For Entryways?
Entryways are generally high-traffic areas that serve as the transition between the outdoor environment and your interior design—which means they are subject to quite a bit of wear and tear as well as dirt, debris, and often moisture, depending on where you live. We want constructions and materials that meet these demands while offering an elevated look and feel underfoot.
Wool rugs are hard to beat for placement throughout your home, and the entryway is no exception. Wool is a resilient yet soft natural material with lasting appeal. When choosing wool for a foyer rug or entryway runner, we want to look to constructions that offer durability—generally with low or no-pile designs. The intricate construction of hand-knotted rugs makes them incredibly durable and great for heavy foot traffic. Similarly, flatweaves can last for years in a high-traffic area—as with an entryway or hallway runner. The no-pile design of flatweaves is also good for placement under heavy entryway furniture such as a console table or bench.
Natural fiber rugs like jute and sisal are often chosen for entry rugs because they hold up to traffic, and the textural weave can be good for trapping debris. You will often see jute doormats for this reason. Jute can even be blended with other materials for a softer touch, as in this Keziah rug. It’s good to note that jute and similar materials don’t do well with lots of moisture, though—if you live somewhere particularly humid or rainy, where wet shoes are a concern, you might want to opt for other materials.
Performance rugs can also offer practical appeal as the fibers are engineered to be durable and easy to clean. Again, hand-knotted or flatweave rugs will provide you with the most durability with these materials, but power-loomed rugs with low or no-pile designs also offer a practical foundation with a wide range of styles and patterns available.
How to Measure for an Entryway Rug
Entryway rugs serve a practical as well as an aesthetic purpose—protecting your floors and trapping debris from getting tracked inside. With that in mind, you want to make sure you’re getting good coverage while leaving some breathing room so it doesn’t feel like wall-to-wall carpeting.
We recommend you allow 12 to 24 inches of floor space between your rug and any wall. Lean toward more area on each side in a traditional entryway. For an entryway runner, slightly less space is okay—with the front legs of any furniture resting on the rug. Check out our measurement guide for more tips on sizing and placing rugs.
Styling Your Entryway Rug For Impact
Your entryway is the first piece of design people experience when they enter your home. You want a versatile foundation to build your look on while transitioning guests from the outdoors into your curation—a welcoming touch. Our wide selection lets you find a rug that’s practical underfoot without compromising on style.
Neutral tones tend to do best in an entryway as they easily fold into the rest of your decor and conceal debris better. Something like this Liu Indoor / Outdoor rug sets a versatile foundation with textural impact. If you want to add a splash of color, try going for an intricately patterned rug like the Banks Rug by Joanna Gaines x Loloi, as debris will be less evident among the rich motifs.
However you style it, an entryway rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. They offer a practical touch underfoot while inviting guests in. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.
Lulu and Georgia Entryway Rugs
When you shop entryway rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check out our entryway inspiration page for more ideas on creating a stylish reception.