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Must-see Modern Front Entrance Ideas in 2023

jerrimae gutierrez

    Jan 7, 2023

    3 min


Revamp the entryway leading to your front door or the area beyond it using any of these five attention-grabbing front entrance ideas with catchy titles you'll never forget


Source: Kelly Ladwig - Nashville Realtor/IG

Making a great first impression is important, and your front entrance can do just that. Personalize the area with items that highlight your design aesthetics and represent who you are as a person. Doing so allows visitors to get an insight into your design sensibilities and know more about you. Get ideas from any of the following 5 front entrance styles for your single family home in British Columbia. 

1. A walk to remember 

Designed by Parasol Properties, this single family home’s entryway is a must-have front entrance, especially for those who have broad, idle yards. A lush and vibrant entryway gives an impressive experience to anyone walking in between it. Passing in a single family home with this front entrance will always be a walk to remember!

Aside from bermudagrass, the two sides of an empty and long pathway towards your single family home’s front door can be decorated with creeping thyme seeds or other plants you prefer. 

Source: High Tower Group/IG (left); Wall to wall Interiors/IG (right)

2. Open sesame! 

You're not Ali Baba, and you're certainly not trying to open a cave, but...

When you have a luxury home with an extravagant and fortified front entrance, saying the magical word "open sesame!" might feel like the right words to tell so you can enter the home.

Houses with a grand gatehouse consisting of two towers or bastions flanking a central gateway, with a high wall connecting the towers to create an enclosed space, are another way to level up any single-family home's front entrance. To doll up your front entrance, get inspiration from another Parasol property creation below.

This Spanish mission-style mansion from Florida features a smooth stucco finish, barrel roof tiles, arched entryways, windows, wrought iron works, and two sconces that are both dramatic and minimal at the same time.

3. I love ROCK and roll 

Using rocks on walls–or more famously known as stone cladding installations are proven to be more durable and long-lasting than any walling materials. Aside from its protective effect, stone cladding makes wall surfaces distinct and aesthetically appealing. If you’re drawn to rocks, keep them rolling on your walls and see how it builds up an impressive front entrance like the one below.

The combination of stone cladding, vintage lamps, tinted windows, and timber door with sidelites and transom in this home’s front entrance makes an excellent vintage impression. Shop the look of this single-family home’s front entrance at Standard Building Supplies (with branches in Vancouver and Burnaby).  

4. Old but gold 

Creating a Victorian-inspired foyer is also an excellent choice for enhancing your front entrance. Those who have single family homes in British Columbia can do this with the help of certified luxury home builders or general contractors who can remodel your home to add more Victorian-style features such as cathedral ceilings and light brown colored tiles mixed with striking patterns, colors, and shapes. Get inspired by checking the details of this single family home’s front entrance. 

A walk in this expansive Victorian space will give you an “old but gold” feeling. The combination of a chaise lounge, an old-fashioned sideboard, a lamp, a cathedral ceiling, dramatic flooring, and a wooden door with customized sidelites and transom imbues a Victorian ambiance that’s very unique and opulent.  

Photo: Certified Luxury Builders via Decoist

5. The Great Gatsby 

When talking about “grand” front entrances, this option would probably be the most popular on our list. Where else do we often see luxurious grand entrances aside from hotels? Hotels, particularly their lobbies, are among the best sources of inspiration if you want to make your front entrance as great as possible. Most hotel lobbies feature floor-to-ceiling windows, wrought-iron detailing, chandeliers, brass fixtures, and marble floors, making them appealing and exceptional. Witness how the mansion’s front entrance below includes features that make it look like an actual hotel. 

Richness in colors, bold geometrical patterns, and decadent detail work that brings in glamour, luxury, and order with symmetrical designs in exuberant shapes are the common features you can see in this single family home. These are features of the art-deco style that were mostly seen in the movie known for exhibiting great opulence, The Great Gatsby. If you like to display grandiosity, decor your front entrance with this style. 

Photo: Josef Jochem/IG

Grand entryways have been quite popular in the last couple of years, and that trend will likely continue this year too. Make the most out of your home by following some of the design ideas we’ve provided on our blog. Ensure your home stands out and looks unique with these must-see modern front entrance ideas in 2023.

This article was last updated on Jul 8, 2023