The points of entry in a home provide opportunities to create truly inspired moments. Whether you’re focused on creating a warm welcome or “wow” factor, as the place where someone first experiences your abode, they’re wonderful places to get creative and make a statement. Here, we’ve rounded up eleven stunning examples of how to really make an entrance, beginning with the gorgeous light-filled neutral design by Dallas, Texas-based Curated by Kristin Mullen and photographed by Stephen Karlisch (featured above).

Here, Naples, Florida-based Patina Design beckons people in through a beautiful, sun-drenched arched entryway, where they’re greeted with bright, soft hues and interesting textures.

How powerful is this perfectly balanced display by Dallas, Texas’s Denise McGaha Interiors? Clean lines and a tight color palette combine to create a memorable moment that’s the definition of sleek and statement-making.

Nashville, Tennessee’s McAlpine’s portfolio never ceases to inspire, and in this instance they make a strong case for the simplicity of a well-placed vessel and stretching a stunning view of the outside to its limits.

In a beautiful entryway by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Bria Hammel Interiors, a black built-in with bench serves as a focal point and provides practical function as a place to sit and remove shoes or regroup before or after heading out.

A front-to-back view and lovely accents including a lucite console and eye-catching rug immediately draw you into this space by Fort Worth, Texas-based Beckley Design Studio.

Gorgeous doors and graphic black-and-white tile make for a simply stylish entryway in this project by Washington, D.C.’s Zoë Feldman, which was captured by photographer Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

In this space by Greenville, South Carolina-based Caroline Brackett Design, a bold abstract painting, mirrored wall, and leopard print seat create a luxe, layered look that sets a distinctly sophisticated tone for people upon arrival.

We love how the delicate details in the door’s windowpanes are echoed in the statement-making light fixture in this chic, expertly edited entryway by Naples, Florida’s Judith Liegeois Designs.

Who wouldn’t want to perch by the door in this elegant and cozy corner by New Orleans, Louisiana-based Melissa Rufty?

Memphis, Tennessee-based designer Sean Anderson’s inspired approach to paint colors and love of textures are on full display in this show-stopping entryway photographed by Alyssa Rosenheck.