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Best Entryway Rugs

The best entryway rugs and how to choose the perfect 'first impression.' Jessica Harris, expert on choosing rug size and styles for every space from years of designing, shares pro tips for each of these picks. Keep reading to see how your entryway can get the best kind of refresh, starting with your floors.

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1. Diamond Stripe Taupe

Best Features: - perfect for areas with high foot traffic - must-have addition to any home decor for its versatility

Size: 72"W x 108"D x 0.1"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "Durability is super important in an entryway. Because of the low pile and durable fiber, this is a go-to for high-traffic areas. I recommend this for all types of entryways." - Jessica Harris, LS Designer

Featured Review: “Absolutely gorgeous rug and easy to clean! 10/10 only buying my rugs from Living Spaces again.” - KateR14

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2. Magnolia Home Lindsay Gold By Joanna Gaines

Best Features: - flatweave - serves as nice accent with its bright color

Size: 93"W x 117"D x 0.5"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "This is polyester, flatweave and has a latex and cotton backing, making this overall a quality pick. The standout yellow colors feel perfect for a bright entryway."- Jessica Harris, LS Designer

Featured Review: This rug is beautiful looks mustard yellow not totally gold. But compliments the gold around it. - Gpollard

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3. Bright Multicolored

Best Features: - fiber and polypropylene - vibrant color scheme

Size: 108"W x 150"D x 0.37"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "This one is easy to vacuum and keep clean, but the polypropylene material and soft patterns make it so that if dust and dirt collects, it won't stand out too much. Use this for busy entryways."- Jessica Harris, LS Designer

Featured Review: “I’m very happy with the colors and softness of this low pile rug. The corners stay down and it looks very rich. Colors are more vibrant in person and love!” - JenJenD

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4. Square Global White Stripe

Best Features: - low pile - perfect rectangular rug for modern homes

Size: 94"W x 94"D x 0.37"H

How a Pro Recommends Using It: "The low pile works for inside of front doors, but even shoeless, bare feet will find the fibers to be naturally soft. Since it's parcel-shipped and arrives fast, and the style is versatile, this is great for anyone on a budget and in a pinch."- Jessica Harris, LS Designer

Featured Review: “The pattern compliments the tones in our bedroom perfectly and is big enough to cover all the desired areas that we wanted. Beautiful colors!” - Susy

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What size rug is best for inside front door?

The size of the rug you choose for inside your front door depends on the size of your entryway. Here are some general guidelines:
  • Small Entryways: For compact spaces, a rug that is 2' x 3' or 3' x 5' is usually sufficient. These sizes can fit nicely in front of the door without taking up too much space.
  • Medium Entryways: If your entryway is slightly larger, consider a rug that is 4' x 6' or 5' x 7'. This will provide more coverage area and can help define the space.
  • Large Entryways: For spacious entryways, a rug that is 6' x 9' or 8' x 10' will make a statement and cover a significant portion of the floor, offering both functionality and style.
Make sure the rug is wide enough to cover the width of the doorway and extends at least a few inches beyond the door swing. This ensures that the rug effectively captures dirt, grime and moisture from shoes, keeping the rest of your home cleaner.

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