We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the showstopping statement of a round entryway rug to the practical touch of a foyer rug runner, a rug inside your front door elevates the space and adds personality. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection of entryway rugs can help you set the tone for your home's design.
A front door rug can offer a warm reception with a soft foundation, whether your entryway is a long hall, an open foyer, or a mudroom. A well-chosen entrance rug provides a practical touch for transitioning between the outdoor world and your interior space. It offers a great opportunity to establish your aesthetic right as you walk in the door. With so many ways to match style, size, and material to the function and flow of your entryway, it can be helpful to start with some fundamental design principles.
Not sure what pieces best fit your space when shopping for a front door or entryway rug? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best entrance rug to buy for your space.
Choosing an Entryway Rug for Everyday Style
An entryway is a high-traffic space; as such, you want to consider durability, easy-care appeal, and general practicality when shopping for rugs here. Whether adding a soft layer to a hardwood or tile floor or protecting your entryway carpet with a stylish accent, an indoor entryway rug is the first and last piece of design you touch in your home. We want our front door rug to be beautiful and unique, the perfect foundation to tie together our entryway decor—but we also want a foyer rug that's tough and practical, one that will offer lasting style for seasons to come.
Machine woven synthetic rugs can make excellent indoor rugs for your doorway because they are durable and easy to clean while offering a wide range of styles. Think of something like this Mykonos Rug. With its traditional design and tasseled ends, a synthetic fiber rug like this can offer plenty of style with practical appeal.
For natural fibers, stick to materials like wool in flatweave or low-pile designs as these take best to heavy wear. Jute rugs are also great in high-traffic areas like hallways and entryways. It's important to note jute doesn't take well to moisture, so even for an indoor foyer rug, jute is best avoided if you have pets or live in a climate where rainy days and snowfall can mean tracking in moisture. One option to have the best of both worlds is to go for a textural look with a smaller piece layered on top of a jute entryway area rug.
Adding a rug pad prolongs a rug's life and can be especially essential in a space like an entryway, where it will also keep the rug in place and help it lay flat. One common misconception is that you can skip the rug pad if you have an entryway carpet, but in a heavily traveled area like this, a rug pad protects the carpet from any friction caused by foot traffic.
Thinking About Size, Matching Foyer to Rug
Entryways come in every shape and size, and choosing a rug that fits your space is essential to inspiring a balanced look and feel. In a large foyer, you may opt for the unique appeal of a round entryway rug with a floating bench or center table. Or you may want a long entryway rug or entrance hall rug runner like our exclusive Joelle Rug to create visual interest and perspective. With runners, find a rug that allows for 3" to 5" of space on each side; otherwise, it may feel more like an entryway carpet. In an open plan space or mudroom, you might just be looking for a large entryway rug to help define the area while tying it into the rest of your home's decor. No matter the layout, find a rug that fills the space with texture and character.
In addition to indoor rugs for your doorway, our collection also features chic and durable outdoor mats—like this Vance Door Mat—so you can create a personalized style inside and out. For more tips on choosing rugs to suit your space, explore our rug guide.
However you style it, a front door or entryway rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. The stylish reception of a long entryway rug or the grounding appeal of a foyer area rug invites guests in and welcomes you home. 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 establish your home's look.
When you shop for a large entryway rug online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that 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 inspiration page for more ideas on creating everyday living spaces.Show Less